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Don't victimise ordinary staff at Utusan Malaysia when Umno and managers caused losses says MP

MELAKA: It is Umno, which has used Utusan Malaysia as a political tool for decades, that should be responsible for its financial failure, rather than victimising the ordinary staff, said a parliamentarian.

Italy PM spokesman warns Treasury officials to find welfare funds or face sack

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's prime ministerial spokesman has warned that the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement will sack Treasury officials in a "mega-vendetta" if they fail to find the resources needed for welfare spending.

Vatican, China sign landmark accord on appointing bishops

VILNIUS (Reuters) - The Vatican on Saturday signed a landmark agreement giving it a long-desired say in the appointment of bishops in China, though critics labelled the deal a sellout to the Communist government.

Civil society welcomes proposal for Malaysian Ombudsman

PETALING JAYA: Members of civil society have welcomed the government's plans to replace the Public Complaints Bureau with the Malaysian Ombudsman, saying it is an essential move to boost public confidence in government institutions.

Britain tells EU to engage seriously on Brexit, EU demurs

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Saturday it would not capitulate in Brexit talks and again urged its EU partners to engage with its proposals, as ministers in Paris and Berlin suggested the next move in the negotiations should come from London.

A 'Harapan' party from Sabah hopes to join Pakatan Harapan

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah, which lost all the seats it contested during the May 9 general elections, has applied to join ruling coalition Pakatan Harapan, said its party president Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin.

Pakistani PM Khan decries "arrogant" India for cancelling talks

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan labelled India arrogant on Saturday for cancelling what would have been the countries' first high-level talks in years, decrying "small men occupying big offices" who opposed change.

Suhakam: religion and political homophobia not license to 'terrorise' LGBT community

PETALING JAYA: No parties have the right to discriminate against the LGBT community says Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam).

Anti-government Arab group claims responsibility for attack on Iran military parade

LONDON (Reuters) - An anti-government Arab group, the Ahvaz National Resistance, is responsible for Saturday's attack on a military parade in Iran's southwestern city of Ahvaz, a spokesperson told Reuters.

Anwar: I share Dr M's stand against LGBT culture, but colonial sodomy laws still need review

IPOH: Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said he shares Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's view that Malaysia does not accept LGBT culture or same-sex marriages, but reiterated that colonial-era sodomy laws can be abused and need review.