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PETALING JAYA: Imposing a political lockdown appears to be the only way to escape holding the Batu Sapi by-election and Sarawak state elections in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, says Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
HONG KONG, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Various sectors in Hong Kong have expressed support for the postponement of the election of the Legislative Council (LegCo) for a year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
NAYPYIDAW (Reuters): Myanmar will postpone elections in parts of war-torn Rakhine state if the military declares them unsafe, a senior election official said on Thursday (July 31), prompting a backlash from ethnic parties with strong support in the region.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump urged Americans on Monday to halt most social activities for 15 days and not congregate in groups larger than 10 people in a newly aggressive effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in the United States.
WARSAW (Reuters) - It is too early to close borders and postpone presidential elections set for May over the coronavirus, the Polish Prime Minister's Chief of Staff Michal Dworczyk said on Thursday.
TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party claimed victory late on Sunday in the country's first free municipal elections, a key step in a democratic transition marred by economic disappointment.
PUTRAJAYA: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia should be more concerned about its own business with the Registrar of Societies (RoS) instead of commenting on Umno’s decision to postpone its polls, said Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
MANILA (Reuters) - Allies of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte have prepared legislation to postpone elections to the over 40,000 village councils in the country and allow him to choose replacements in what they say is part of the war on drugs.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese state security services shot, burnt, beat and hacked to death at least 48 civilians and reportedly hired thugs to attack protests last month against the extension of President Joseph Kabila's mandate, the United Nations said on Friday.
SKOPJE (Reuters) - A European Union-brokered deal to end a political crisis in Macedonia hung in the balance on Saturday after opponents of conservative Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski threatened to boycott an early parliamentary election in April.