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Letters

Go further with electoral reforms

From S. H. HUANG, Kuala Lumpur.

World

Trump U.S. Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh delivered the goods for conservatives

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh consistently delivered during his first term as a justice for conservatives who had hoped he would move the U.S. Supreme Court further to the right while still managing to keep a low profile following his acrimonious Senate confirmation process.

World

U.S. chief justice's 'swing' role shown in census, gerrymandering rulings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts cemented his new role as the Supreme Court's "swing vote," angering people on the political left and right in the process, as he decided the outcomes of major rulings on the census and electoral map manipulation.

World

In major elections ruling, U.S. Supreme Court allows partisan map drawing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a major blow to election reformers, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected efforts to rein in electoral map manipulation by politicians aimed at entrenching one party in power, a practice known as partisan gerrymandering that critics have said warps democracy.

World

U.S. Supreme Court set to decide major census, electoral maps cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, approaching the end of its current term, is due to issue rulings in the coming days in major cases including the Trump administration's bid to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 census and efforts by voters to curb the partisan manipulation of electoral district boundaries.

Nation

AG 'disappointed' with tribunal decision not to probe ex-EC members

KUALA LUMPUR: Attorney General Tommy Thomas is "disappointed" that the tribunal set up to look into alleged offences by six former Election Commission (EC) members in the 14th General Election has decided not to proceed because it would be academic and expensive.

AseanPlus News

Filmmaker granddaughter offers intimate look in documentary on Dr M

M for Malaysia is a candid documentary on Mahathir’s campaign and re-election as Malaysian prime minister last year It was directed by Mahathir’s granddaughter, Ineza Roussille, who talks about growing up with her famous granddad

World

Conservative U.S. justices sceptical about curbing gerrymandering

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday signalled scepticism towards whether judges have a role in curbing the contentious practice of manipulating electoral district boundaries to entrench one party in power.