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Nationalist call for Scottish independence referendum next year

Scottish voters said no to independence in 2014 after a closely fought referendum campaign.

MP raps Dr M for saying Malays forced to accept foreigners

Ramkarpal Singh says Dr Mahathir Mohamad should be a prime minister who represents all Malaysians.

7 strategies to ‘FI/RE’ your way to financial independence

FI/RE is the acronym for Financially Independent, Retire Early. It's a very real possibility but only if you are up to the challenge.

Tens of thousands march for independence in Scottish capital

Organisers say Scotland will not fulfil its potential being in the United Kingdom.

Aug 31 as Malaysia’s National Day an insult to Sarawakians, says...

He says Sabah and Sarawak were not part of the Federation of Malaysia on Aug 31, 1957.

Tun Razak and the question of racial dominance

Malaysia’s second prime minister was against any sort of racial dominance or superiority, and frequently urged leaders to sustain the racial harmony that existed.

GPS has failed to protect state’s rights, says Sarawak party PBK

Parti Bumi Kenyalang says the federal government continues to ‘encroach’ into Sarawak and does not trust existing parties to fight for full rights for the state.

Where would we be without Sabah and Sarawak?

There is a big disconnect between East and West Malaysia.

China warns of war in case of move towards Taiwan independence

The Pentagon says the US State Department has approved sales of weapons requested by Taiwan, estimated to be worth about US$2.2 billion.

Independence an option if Putrajaya fails to return Sarawak’s rights, says...

The Sarawak Association for Peoples’ Aspiration says Sarawakians are beginning to realise the importance for the state to have a say in running its affairs.

It’s not seditious to seek independence for Sarawak, says Parti Bumi...

Its president argues the Sedition Act 1948 was not used against Tunku Abdul Rahman when he sought independence for Malaya from Britain and that the same principle should apply to PBK’s quest.

Latheefa’s appointment as MACC chief flouts PH’s stated principles

PH is against political appointments but Latheefa is seen as a PKR leader with a strong propensity towards a particular faction of PKR linked to the prime minister.

Love your enemy, help Utusan

Perhaps a new Utusan will emerge with the help of Malaysians, to once again open up the Malay mind.

Ecumenical Patriarch signs decree granting Ukraine church independence

The patriarchate endorsed Ukraine's request for the new church in October.

60 protesters and police hurt as Spain cabinet meets in Catalonia

Catalonia declared independence in October 2017, but Spanish authorities stifled the attempt.

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker barred from contesting local election

The former British colony reverted to Chinese rule in 1997 amid guarantees the territory would enjoy a high degree of autonomy and freedoms under a 'one country, two systems' formula.

France’s ‘Pacific pebble’ New Caledonia rejects independence

On the final count, 56.4% of people had rejected the proposition that New Caledonia become independent.

Catalan former leader forms new party a year after independence bid

The new group, named "The Call", will hold a founding congress Saturday evening, marking the one year anniversary of the secession push.

Beijing says Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ policy remains

Beijing, under the "one country, two systems" principle, promises Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy and freedoms not enjoyed elsewhere in China.

Malaysia’s stunning clock towers: Part I

Many were built during colonial times and commemorated events like coronations while others were paid for by wealthy philanthropists.

Pro-independence protesters in Catalonia block roads, railway line

The protests were called online by a grassroots group, Committees for the Defence of the Republic (CDRs), founded to help stage last year's banned referendum and now demanding a clean break with the Spanish state.

PM: Sabah and Sarawak want autonomy, not independence

Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he will not support any move to give independence to Sabah and Sarawak.

A year of crisis since Iraqi Kurdistan’s bid for independence

Iraqi forces on October 16 take control of the Kurdish-majority city of Kirkuk, capital of the oil-rich province of the same name, and start seizing oilfields that had been in the hands of the Kurds since 2014.

EU takes Poland to top court over judicial reform

The European Commission, the EU's executive arm, said Poland's decision to lower the age at which Supreme Court judges must retire from 70 to 65 would undermine judicial independence and breach Poland's obligations under EU law.