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Thousands march in Warsaw demanding higher public sector pay

WARSAW (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters marched through the Polish capital on Saturday demanding higher public sector pay, piling pressure on the Law and Justice (PiS) government ahead of a municipal election in October.

Australian filmmaker to be deported from Cambodia

Phnom Penh: An Australian filmmaker who received a royal pardon from Cambodia will be deported, immigration officials said, a day after he was released from a six-year sentence in a case Human Rights Watch has called “a ludicrous charade”.

Green light for ex-convicts

Jakarta: Dozens of Indonesians who served jail time for corruption are set to run for public office, the country’s electoral agency said, as the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation kicks off campaigning at the weekend.

Believe it or not

Stranger things have happened post-general elections, but losers seeking the winning party’s advice is certainly curious.

Raising eyebrows: Both Hishammuddin and Dr Ahmad Zahid have met up with Dr Mahathir since GE14.

Make GLCs politics-free, says don

KUALA LUMPUR: The running of government-linked companies (GLCs) must be free from politics if the new Pakatan Harapan government is serious about reforms, says a political economist.

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Iran's Khamenei blames Gulf Arab states for military parade attack

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused U.S.-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards.

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.

A Sabah 'Harapan' party, whose leader left PKR, now 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.

Italy to find out if it can afford populists’ agenda

ITALIAN economic growth and deficit data for 2017 were revised up, giving Finance Minister Giovanni Tria the final pieces of data to decide whether he can afford to start tax cuts and provide a basic income promised by the populist government.

LGBT or same-sex marriage not for Malaysia, says Dr M

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will not recognise LGBT culture or same-sex marriage in the country as it does not subscribe to “Western values”, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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