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Peru opposition leader Fujimori appeals jail sentence

Fujimori was jailed last week pending the outcome of a multimillion-dollar corruption probe that has rocked Peruvian politics.

Analyst: Najib not the strongest opposition, but at least he’s consistent

UM's Awang Azman Awang Pawi says the people want checks and balances in the country's administration, not a political narrative dominated only by Pakatan Harapan.

Bahrain opposition chief gets life in jail over Qatar spy case

Salman is currently serving a four-year sentence in a separate case.

Bangladesh PM to have unprecedented talks with opposition before poll

The nation's 2014 election was marred by widespread violence that killed hundreds of people and disrupted the impoverished South Asian country's economic mainstay, the US$30 billion-a-year export-driven garment industry.

Call for equal budget allocations for all MPs

Regardless of whether they belong to ruling or opposition parties, all MPs should receive equal allocations under Budget 2019, say politicians and others.

Singapore opposition leaders appeal for help to stave off bankruptcy

Singapore politics has long been dominated by the PAP, which has won all the elections since the island's independence in 1965 with significant majorities. The next general election is due by early 2021.

Join forces, don’t split up, analyst tells opposition parties

Andrew Aeria says the lack of a strong opposition front is not good for the present government.

Embattled Bangladesh opposition forges new alliance

The Hossain-led alliance is said to emulate Malaysia's example and rally behind an experienced political figure to pose a formidable challenge.

Putin foe Navalny freed from jail after back-to-back sentences

Authorities have turned up the heat on Vladimir Putin's top foe.

Sabah opposition leaders blast return of IMM13 passes

SAPP and PBS say the passes should no longer be issued as there is no more war in southern Philippines.

Venezuela faces calls for probe after opposition activist dies in custody

Dozens of people with candles held a vigil outside the headquarters of the intelligence service, known as the Sebin, to protest the death.

Pakistan’s opposition leader jailed for 10 days ahead of by-elections

Friday's arrest of Shehbaz Sharif by agents of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Lahore involved a case of alleged corruption in a low-cost housing scheme.

Umno must wait for the dust to settle

Umno needs time to recuperate from the losses suffered in GE14, and to rebuild itself as a strong and credible opposition.

BN’s policies helped varsities improve on ranking, says Najib

The former prime minister says the improved performance shows that the criticisms by the then opposition of his government's initiatives were baseless.

Come clean if you got money from Najib, dares Sabah opposition...

Parti Cinta Sabah president Wilfred Bumburing says these leaders should do the honourable thing by returning the money to the government.

Autonomy for Sabah Umno to chart its own fate

Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says Sabah Umno will be given free hand.

Maldives opposition leader wins presidential poll

Before polls opened, police raided the campaign headquarters of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and searched the building for several hours in a bid to stop what they called 'illegal activities'.

Maldives opposition leader declares victory in presidential poll

Many voters across the Indian Ocean archipelago said they stood in line for over five hours to cast their ballots, while expatriate Maldivians voted in neighbouring Sri Lanka and India.

Funny you should scream ‘opposition mentality’, Mr Deputy Minister

Remember that supporters of Warisan, which now leads the Sabah government, also demonstrated before and after the May 9 polls.

Dr M defends decision to drop charges against Guan Eng

He is one of many opposition leaders under the previous administration who was victimised, says the prime minister.

Stay away from Mahathir, pro-Umno group tells Anwar

Pemantau Malaysia Baru leader Lokman Noor Adam says the PKR president elect should speak out against the 'inconsistencies' of Dr Mahathir Mohamad's government.

Thai junta charges 4 with sedition over T-shirts

Three of those arrested have been released on bail, according to a representative from the Thai Lawyers for Human Rights.

Cambodia opposition leader released from jail

Since the polls Hun Sen has begun to release critics from jail, a common relaxation of his grip on power that has followed election wins throughout his time in office.

No need for MCA to close shop over Balakong defeat, says...

Former Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi says Malaysia needs opposition parties to ensure check and balance against the government of the day and the MCA should reorganise itself to become more powerful.