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Set up media council to ensure media freedom, says Suaram after RTM CNY debacle

PETALING JAYA: The setting-up of an independent media council is the best way to address issues regarding media freedom, says Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) executive director Sevan Doraisamy.

Explainer - The race for Nigeria's presidency in 2019

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's elections were postponed by a week to Feb. 23 just five hours before polling units were set to open last Saturday, causing shock and disappointment among many voters.

Academician warns of allowing businessmen to set policies

KUALA LUMPUR: The present political scene is reminiscent of the past as the two main key players are still the same, says a political analyst.

Petronas integrity chief: Political appointees in GLCs fine - if there is transparency

KUALA LUMPUR: Political appointees in government-linked corporations (GLCs) are acceptable – as long as there is transparency in the system, says Petronas chief integrity officer Datuk .Rohaizad Yaakob

Syed Saddiq adamant he was assaulted by Papagomo

SEMENYIH: Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman is standing by the police report he lodged on being assaulted by Umno Youth Exco member Wan Muhammad Azri Wan Deris, who is also known as Papagomo.

Rewcastle Brown: Complete transparency needed for political funding

KUALA LUMPUR: Unless there is a complete political transparency in political funding, conflict of interest will continue to to be a problem, says journalist Claire Rewcastle Brown of Sarawak Report.

Intense rugby action on the cards

ENTERING into its ninth edition and scheduled to kick off on March 1, the MCKK Premier 7s Rugby Championship 2019 continues to attract teams from around Asia and local outfits who will battle for the NJ Ryan Trophy over three days.

Nigeria's election: young voters, old candidates

LAGOS (Reuters) - Two men in their 70s are contesting a Nigerian presidential election in which half the registered voters are aged between 18 and 35.

The men who would lead Nigeria: the presidency, power and petroleum

ABUJA/LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria had more than 70 candidates for president when campaigning began for Saturday's elections.

Curb covert power networks to stem corruption

Will the National Anti-Corruption Plan fulfil its goal of eradicating corruption or will the Prime Minister waste his second chance to create a clean, efficient and trustworthy political structure for Malaysia?