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London’s Ritz could be up for sale for US$1bil

Owners received several unsolicited offers for the famous establishment.

Facebook exempts political speech from fact-checking

Zukerberg take steps to balance freedom of expression with regulation of inappropriate content.

Speak responsibly, don’t cause disunity, Wan Saiful tells politicians

The PTPN chairman says many are talking about ethnic issues but there is a lack of rational, calm debate.

Syed Saddiq and PH leaders have let New Malaysia down

Our politicians, both in PH and BN, are unwilling to do the right things, as seen in the way the Zakir Naik issue has played out.

PH choosing to govern by procrastination

Governing a country in the 21st century by appointing advisers, committees or task forces is also costly and will bleed our national coffers even more.

Hands off GLCs, DAP man reminds Mukhriz

It is best to appoint professionals in running government-linked firms, say analysts.

Politicians in GLCs not political interference, says Mukhriz

They may have the expertise, says the Kedah MB.

Top cop slams politicking over gay sex video probe

The inspector-general of police also reveals that two more arrests have been made, taking the total to 11.

Twitter adds warnings to rule-breaking tweets from public figures

The new policy comes a day after US President Donald Trump doubled down on his criticism of Twitter, claiming the platform is biased

This Hari Raya, a ceasefire video from FMT

Ruling and opposition politicians come together to wish Malaysians Selamat Hari Raya.

Arrest politicians sowing hatred to stop terrorism, says anti-crime expert

USM's P Sundramoorthy says politicians have the power to directly and indirectly influence ordinary folk to carry out acts of violence and it is time the police acted against any politician fuelling racial and religious hatred.

No more honorary military ranks for politicians, celebrities, says Mat Sabu

The defence minister says only those who undergo military training are allowed to be conferred such ranks or to don uniforms.

In Malaysia, is sorry really the hardest word?

It seems that apologies in the political arena have little to do with strengthening national cohesion and more to do with massaging egos.

Hate, spins, lies, and politics

The high moral ground to which many subscribe early in their political career normally descends into a slippery path of moral decadence.

Nik Abduh’s lie and the alarming attitude that can sink the...

By being tolerant of the lies and half-truths of politicians, many have accepted the stand that anything is okay as long as it furthers the party’s or group’s cause or goal.

Our leaders need a change in mindset – but so do...

Most of us are unwilling to change our beliefs, and the less we know about an issue, the more extreme our opinions seem to be.

Written in the stars: In chaos, Thai politicians turn to clairvoyants

Politicians and the public turn to clairvoyants ahead of election season.

Politicians and their obsession with fake degrees

Can we trust politicians who have no qualms about using a fake degree when they declare their assets to the public?

Politicos register for Thailand’s first election since 2014 coup

Recent days have seen echoes of Thailand's formerly rambunctious politics, with outdoor political announcements, campaign posters and loudspeakers on vans touting political slogans.

GLC posts: Does it matter if they are politicians or non-politicians?

Don’t sideline politicians just because they are politicians and don’t appoint professionals just simply because they are professionals.

Don’t make GLC appointments a political reward, says think tank

Centre for a Better Tomorrow expresses concern over recent appointments of politicians to lead GLCs, saying only qualified professionals should head these firms and agencies.

Politicians should focus on the vital few, not the trivial many

Travelling by economy class, eating at a hawker centre, not using official cars for private business, and going out of the way to help one person in distress are examples of the trivial many.

France bracing for bigger, more violent ‘yellow vests’ demos

The "yellow vests" accuse the police of fanning the flames with their liberal use of tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades against demonstrators.

A court case reveals Umno’s past and PPBM’s possible future

A recent cheating case involving a former state Umno Youth leader who received a RM1 million kickback shows how trading takes place in the political marketplace.