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I will quit if I am not doing a good job, says EC chief

PETALING JAYA: Election Commis­sion (EC) chairman Azhar Azizan Harun will let the public decide whether he is doing a good job and vowed to resign if he got the thumbs down.

World

U.S. pushes U.N. Security Council to back Venezuela's Guaido

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is pushing for a United Nations Security Council statement expressing full support for Venezuela's National Assembly as the country's "only democratically elected institution," but Russia is expected to block the move, diplomats said on Friday.

World

Nigeria's Buhari suspends chief judge, drawing opposition ire before election

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's president suspended the country's most senior judge on Friday, weeks ahead of an election in which the judiciary could play an important role and prompting the main opposition candidate to describe it as an act of dictatorship.

World

U.S. Democrat Bloomberg says Trump is 'flunking' as president

TYSONS, Va. (Reuters) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg took his case against President Donald Trump for a test run on Friday, as the possible 2020 presidential candidate told Democratic business leaders that his fellow New York billionaire was "flunking."

World

U.S. steps up pressure on Maduro as Russia backs Venezuelan ally

WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - The United States on Friday signalled it was ready to step up economic measures to try to drive Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power as some U.S. diplomats left the embassy in Caracas and Russia vowed to back its socialist South American ally.

World

Sudan opposition leader says Bashir 'must leave' as hundreds march

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The leader of Sudan's largest opposition party demanded that President Omar al-Bashir's administration bow to mass protests and step down, in an address to hundreds of party supporters in a mosque near Khartoum on Friday.

World

Trump ally Roger Stone arrested for lying to U.S. Congress

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A longtime ally of U.S. President Donald Trump was arrested on Friday for lying to Congress about the 2016 campaign's efforts to use stolen emails to undercut his Democratic rival in the latest arrest of the Special Counsel probe into possible election manipulation.

Nation

Dr M: BN picked orang asli candidate to trick the community

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: Umno is only using Barisan Nasional’s by-election candidate Ramli Mohd Nor for its own gain, says Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

World

How Venezuela got here: a timeline of the political crisis

(Reuters) - Venezuela plunged deeper into political turmoil this week when Juan Guaido, the leader of the opposition-run congress, declared himself interim president, the boldest challenge to socialist leader Nicolas Maduro's rule in years.

ASEAN+

A different camp for PM’s brother

Singapore: The estranged brother of Singapore’s prime minister has backed a former ruling party stalwart who is seeking to form a new opposition party, describing him as “the leader Singapore deserves”.