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Malaysia's opposition walk out of Parliament after quarantined MPs turn up in full PPE

December 14, 2020 3:42 PM

Three MPs currently undergoing home quarantine were allowed to participate in a Budget vote.

Hong Kong disqualifies four opposition lawmakers after Beijing ruling

November 11, 2020 1:35 PM

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Hong Kong's government disqualified four opposition legislators on Wednesday (Nov 11), minutes after the Chinese parliament passed a resolution allowing the city's executive to expel legislators without having to go through the courts.

Highlights of Malaysia's expansionary 2021 budget

November 06, 2020 4:35 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia's government announced an expansionary budget on Friday (Nov 6) aimed at spurring domestic activity as the country grapples with the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, setting aside concerns of a growing fiscal deficit for the time being.

Thai protesters spurn reconciliation panel plan to ease tensions

November 04, 2020 8:59 PM

BANGKOK (BLOOMBERG) - Thai pro-democracy activists rejected a parliament-initiated plan to form a reconciliation committee, calling it a "political ploy to buy time," and reiterated the demand for the immediate resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Malaysian PM open to working with opposition on budget

November 02, 2020 5:00 AM

Loan moratoriums, Covid-19 aid and democratic reforms - these are some of the key demands of Malaysia's opposition leaders in return for supporting the government's upcoming budget.

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