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November 2, 2017 11:02 AM Malaysian Islamic preacher seeks audience with Johor Ruler to defend himself

KUALA LUMPUR — A Malaysian Islamic preacher wants to seek an audience with Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar and the Johor religious authorities after he was banned from preaching in the state. Mr Haslin Baharim said he wanted to explain himself in case the Sultan had been given the wrong advice, leading to a decree on Wednesday (Oct 2) which prohibits 188

November 1, 2017 12:03 AM Trump aide George Papadopoulos boasted about Russian contacts in Britain

A key witness in the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US election boasted that London was an ideal location to forge links between Moscow and the Trump campaign. George Papadopoulos, 30, who has admitted lying to the FBI and is co-operating with the investigation, was based in London when he joined the Trump campaign in March last year and focused 128

October 31, 2017 9:00 PM Catalan crisis leaves Europe on a tightrope

The former separatist leader of Spain's Catalonia region has fled to Belgium in an effort to evade arrest on charges of sedition filed against him back home by the Spanish Attorney-General. The presence of the now-deposed Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont in the Belgian capital of Brussels, which also serves as the headquarters of the European 142

October 31, 2017 6:10 PM Belgium's Catalan asylum fix

BRUSSELS: Belgium has given a cool welcome to Catalonia's ousted leader and may not offer the safe haven from Spanish justice that it once extended as it grapples with separatist troubles of its own. Carles Puigdemont was not invited by the Belgian government, Prime Minister Charles Michel said in a curt statement, a day after he arrived unannounced 130

October 31, 2017 1:50 PM How nuclear deterrence can work in Northeast Asia

IN A recent commentary, Mr Bilahari Kausikan, Singapore’s ambassador-at-large and former permanent secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, wrote a thought-provoking piece entitled ‘To deter North Korea, Japan and South Korea should go nuclear’. The article’s title completely captures Mr Kausikan’s core proposal. In fact, his analysis actually stands 148

October 31, 2017 12:15 PM I didn’t expect Aljunied GRC winning margin in 2015 GE to be so close: Low Thia Khiang

SINGAPORE – Revealing that he was confident the Workers’ Party (WP) would retain Aljunied GRC in the 2015 General Election, WP chief Low Thia Khiang conceded that he was surprised by the narrow winning margin in an interview contained in the party’s commemorative book. The WP team headed by Mr Low and consisting Ms Sylvia Lim, Mr Pritam Singh, Mr Faisal 156

October 31, 2017 12:57 AM Chan Chun Sing says he is prepared to become next PM if called upon

SINGAPORE - One of the contenders to be Singapore's next leader on Monday said he had an obligation to be ready to take on the job. In rare comments about succession by a public official, cabinet member Chan Chun Sing said whoever took over was unlikely to drastically change the government's policy direction. "All of us have to be prepared to do the job when called 145

October 30, 2017 3:04 PM Uhuru Kenyatta: Re-elected, but at what cost?

Uhuru Kenyatta, who won a second and final term in Kenya's controversial election re-run, is the son of the country's founding president and a man who epitomises the country's elite. The 56-year-old US-educated multi-millionaire, whose family owns an array of businesses, properties and land, followed in his father's footsteps when he defeated his rival 151

October 29, 2017 9:04 PM China's high-profile envoy ends Malaysia stint

KUALA LUMPUR • One of the most high-profile foreign ambassadors in Malaysia, China's Mr Huang Huikang is bidding farewell today after nearly four years. He attracted brickbats and praise over a string of issues, including seemingly wading into Malaysian politics by saying pro-Umno protesters should not demonstrate in Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown in 2015, and donating 107

October 29, 2017 6:07 PM Kenya vote chief silent on rebel areas as uncertainty lingers

Kenya's election board remained silent Sunday over plans to reschedule a vote in flashpoint opposition areas, where a boycott sparked violent protests in a poll set to hand President Uhuru Kenyatta a landslide, but tarnished, win. With the counting almost done after Thursday's presidential re-run, the results remained on hold as officials mulled what to do about 117