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World 01 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia's political elite forms opposition bloc

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Several Indonesian political parties representing the country's political and business elite on Friday said they would form a coalition to challenge President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, a key reformer, in elections in July.

Nation 29 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

MIC: Why statements carry less weight

PUTRAJAYA: Comments by MIC leaders were taken more seriously 10 to 15 years ago when the party was seen as the sole representative of Malaysian Indians and enjoyed the support of about 90% of the community.

Community 29 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Police assure voters’ safety

POLICE are well prepared for the Penanti by-election and have identified high-risk areas in the state constituency, Penang police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Wira Ayub Yaacob said.

Nation 28 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

EC sets May 31 for Penanti polling

PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission (EC) has set May 23 as nomination day and May 31 as polling day for the Penanti by-election.

Nation 28 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Najib: Good move to ban booths and fishing of votes

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has welcomed the ban on booths by political parties and activities to fish for votes near polling stations.

Nation 28 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Divided representation lessens impact: MIC

Comments by MIC leaders were taken more seriously 10 to 15 years ago when the party was seen as the sole representative of Malaysian Indians and enjoyed the support of about 90% of the community.

Nation 28 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Pakatan protests EC decision

The Pakatan Rakyat urged the Election Commission to revoke its ruling that bans the setting-up of voter information booths or 'pondok panas' by political parties during polling.

Nation 27 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Penanti by-election: May 23 nominations, May 31 polling (Update)

The Election Commission has set May 23 for nominations and May 31 as the polling day for the Penanti by-election.

World 24 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Sixty die in deadliest Iraq bombing since June

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - In a second day of major bloodshed, two suicide bombers wearing explosive vests blew themselves up at the gates of a Shi'ite Muslim shrine in Baghdad on Friday, killing 60 people, Iraqi police said.

World 24 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Suicide bombers kill 60 at Baghdad shrine

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - In a second day of major bloodshed, two suicide bombers wearing explosive vests blew themselves up at the gates of a Shi'ite Muslim shrine in Baghdad on Friday, killing 60 people, Iraqi police said.