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UK Polls: Britain On Course For Hung Parliament

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London – Prime Minister Theresa May is poised to win Britain’s snap election but lose her parliamentary majority, a shock exit poll suggested Thursday, in what would be a major blow for her leadership as Brexit talks loom. The ruling Conservatives were predicted to fall from 330 to 314 seats, short of an overall majority…

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Can We Be True To Ourselves Everyday

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KUALA LUMPUR – The anticipation that the elections will be held soon seems to attract many good things which we Malaysians either take for granted or simply ignore, with the assumption that “Ini semua biasa” – a common practice during election season. This year, celebrations of Good Friday, Easter, Hindu New Year and Vaisakhi (the…

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Over 270,000 Register As Voters In 2016 Fourth Quarter

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PUTRAJAYA – A total of 272,143 people registered as voters in the fourth quarter of 2016, the Election Commission said today. EC secretary Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh said 80,821 voters applied to change their polling district in the three months of October, November and December. He also said that the supplementary electoral rolls for the…

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Kabila To Step Down After Elections In New Deal

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Joseph Kabila will step down as president of the Democratic Republic of Congo after elections held before the end of 2017, under a draft agreement reached by political parties, according to a lead mediator from the Catholic Church. Under the deal, reached on Friday but not yet signed, Kabila will be unable to change the…

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Najib: Only The Ballot Box Will Decide My Fate

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TOKYO: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says he will not be cowed by street protests calling for him to step down and only the ballot box can decide his fate. Referring to the demonstrations being planned by Bersih in Kuala Lumpur this Saturday, the Prime Minister said the will of the people will be decided…

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Trump, Clinton Focus On Crucial States In Campaign’s Final Days

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(Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump scored a series of surprising wins in battleground states including Florida and Ohio on Tuesday, opening a path to the White House for the political outsider and rattling world markets counting on a win by Democrat Hillary Clinton. With investors worried a Trump victory could cause economic and global uncertainty,…

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PM: No Need For Early Polls

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BERLIN: There are no plans to call for the next general election before the 2018 deadline, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He added that any decision to call for elections should not be based on “any single factor”. “We rest on our record. We have a strong record and we will continue…

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MB Reiterates No Early Election For Selangor

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SHAH ALAM – Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has reiterated that the state government will not hold early elections despite calls to do so by the DAP. He will send an official letter to the Election Commission today for a meeting on the redelineation exercise of electoral boundaries. “If I fail to…

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Kit Siang: Pakatan Should Consider Snap Polls To Circumvent Redelineation

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PETALING JAYA: Pakatan Harapan will have to consider snap polls in Selangor following the Election Commission’s recent redelineation exercise, says DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang. Lim who is also Gelang Patah MP said in a statement on Monday that the Opposition coalition would have to consider the possibility of snap polls as “the Election Commission’s…

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Thousands Gather In Bangkok Urging Thais To Vote In Their ‘Big Day’

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BANGKOK (Reuters) – Around 3,000 students, civil servants and military cadets gathered in Bangkok on Thursday in a final push to urge Thais to vote in a crucial constitutional referendum at the weekend that aims to subdue political parties. Thais will decide on Sunday whether to accept a military-backed constitution in the biggest test of…

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Australian PM Turnbull Under Fire, Cliffhanger Election Counting Continues

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Counting of 1.5 million postal and absentee votes critical in Australia’s cliffhanger election began on Tuesday as loyalists of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull defended their embattled leader against calls for his resignation. Turnbull’s conservative coalition has secured 68 seats, opposition Labor 67, with 10 seats in doubt, according to projections by the…

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Davey The Quokka Predicts Turnbull Win

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Saturday’s Australian election is too close to call for many, but Davey the quokka has predicted Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberal party-led coalition will run out winners over Bill Shorten’s opposition Labor. The small four-year-old native Australian marsupial made the prediction at Wild Life Sydney Zoo on Friday after being left to…

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Counting Of Votes Begins In K.Kangsar, Sg. Besar By-Elections

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KUALA LUMPUR – The counting of votes began at 5pm in the two by-elections today, in Kuala Kangsar, Perak, and Sungai Besar, Selangor. The counting is being held at the polling centres, 23 in Kuala Kangsar and 28 in Sungai Besar, according to the Election Commission. After the votes have been counted, the ballot boxes…

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Dr Abdul Rani Is PAS Candidate For Sungai Besar

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SUNGAI BESAR – PAS named Dr Abdul Rani Osman, the Meru state assemblyman as its candidate for the Sungai Besar parliamentary by-election on June 18. The announcement was made by PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang at a ceremony to announce the candidate and launch the machinery for the by-election at the Sungai Besar…

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Sarawak Laksa On The Boil As State Election Heat Up

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KUCHING: As election fever grips the state, the pots are boiling over for the delicious and justly famous Sarawak laksa. With the influx of visitors in recent weeks, business is booming, especially for the laksa sellers in many parts of the city. For a bite of the “breakfast of the Gods” – in the words…

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EC Meets Thursday On Sarawak Election

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KUCHING – Following the dissolution of the Sarawak state legislative assembly today, the Election Commission announced it will hold a special meeting on Thursday April 14 to discuss the 11th Sarawak state election. EC secretary Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh said today the meeting would be held at the Dewan Muhibbah of the Merdeka Palace Hotel…

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‘Start Preparing For Next General Election’

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DATUK Seri Najib Tun Razak has directed Umno to start preparing for the 14th general election, saying that they must work hard to improve sentiments towards the party. “We must start preparing from now. Our people have done their checks and found that sentiments are still lukewarm in our favour,” he said. The Umno president…

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Suu Kyi’s Party Wins Historic Majority In Myanmar Polls

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YANGON: Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party on Friday secured a historic majority in Myanmar’s parliament, making it possible for them to form the Southeast Asian country’s first truly civilian government in more than half-a-century. With the tally still being counted, the Election Commission said that Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party…

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Polls Open In Myanmar’s Freest Elections In Decades

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YANGON, Myanmar – Polls opened early Sunday in Yangon and around Myanmar, with many hoping that the landmark election will mark a new era of political cooperation and the installation of veteran democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party further into the political process. At one polling station in Yangon,…

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MIC Holds Fresh Elections Friday

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MIC is heading for a change after being in ‘slumberland’ for a decade since the party lost its hold on the Indian community. It is going to the poll on Friday to re-elect its leaders, one year after a hard-fought internal battle with its the president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel who had tried to hang…

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PAP Retains Power, Winning 83 Of 89 Seats In Singapore General Election

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SINGAPORE – The People’s Action Party (PAP) retained power in Singapore’s keenly contested general election Friday, winning 83 of 89 parliamentary seats while garnering 69.86 per cent of the popular vote. The ruling party recaptured Punggol East single member constituency (SMC) while the opposition Workers’ Party won six seats, retaining its stronghold of the Aljunied…

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Over 2 Million Vote By 5pm In Singapore Election

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SINGAPORE – A total of 2,085,676 Singaporeans had voted by 5 pm in the country’s general election, polling for which is being conducted from 8 am to 8 pm today, according to the Elections Department. People lined up as early as 7.30 am to cast their ballots at the polling stations which opened at 8…

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Singaporeans Vote For The First Time Since Lee Kuan Yew’s Death

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SINGAPORE: Up to 2.4 million voters are eligible to vote in Singapore’s first general election after the death of founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. A total of 832 polling stations across Singapore will open at 8am on Friday and close at 8pm the same day in the city-state’s 13th general election. Candidates from nine…

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Singapore General Election Will Be Called Soon

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SINGAPORE – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he would be calling for the General Election “soon” to seek the people’s mandate to take Singapore into its next phase. In his National Day rally speech Sunday night, Lee said: “Soon, I will be calling for elections, to ask for your mandate to take Singapore into…

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UMNO Postpones Elections By 18 Months

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KUALA LUMPUR – UMNO’s elections, scheduled for next year, will be postponed by 18 months to allow the party to focus on serving the people and strengthening the party. UMNO president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the UMNO Supreme Council (MT) decided on the matter in accordance to Article 10.16 of the party constitution,…

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Cameron Savors Shock Triumph In British Election

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LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron swept to a stunning election victory on Friday, confounding forecasts that the vote would be the closest in decades and winning a clear majority that left his Labour opponents in tatters. The sterling currency, bonds and shares surged on a result that reversed near-universal expectations of an inconclusive “hung…

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EC To Meet On April 8 Regerding P.Pauh By-Election

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PUTRAJAYA – The Election Commission (EC) will meet on April 8 regarding the Permatang Pauh by-election, said its secretary Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh. He said the meeting is in accordance with the latest status of the constituency since the Permatang Pauh incumbent, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been disqualified as a member of parliament after…

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Britain Election Kicks Off With Parties Neck And Neck

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LONDON – British Prime Minister David Cameron will today ask Queen Elizabeth II to dissolve parliament, kicking off formal campaigning for one of the most unpredictable elections in decades. Both Conservative leader Cameron and opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband have already set out their battle lines for May 7, focusing respectively on the economy and…

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Polling Begins In Chempaka By-Election

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KOTA BAHARU – Polling opened at 8 am today at nine schools used as polling centres in the Chempaka state by-election to enable 20,390 voters to cast their ballots. The schools are Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Pulau Gajah; SK Sabak; SK Parang Puting; SK Kem; SK Che Deris; SK Seri Chempaka; Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Badang;…

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Chempaka By-election: Early Voting Centre Opened At 8am, 1,497 People Eligible To Vote

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KOTA BAHARU – A total of 1,497 military personnel with their spouses were the early voters for the by-election for the Chempaka state constituency at the Dewan Tan Sri Hamid Bidin, 8th Brigade Headquarters, Pengkalan Chepa Camp, here. The early voting centre was opened at 8am and would be closed at 5pm today. The early…

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