Belarusian strike comes into force after president refuses to quit

Belarusian riot police stand guard on top of a security barricade during an opposition rally in Minsk yesterday. (AP pic) MOSCOW: Factory workers chanted slogans, students staged a sit-in and police began detentions on Monday as Belarusians answered an opposition call for a national strike to force President Alexander Lukashenko to quit, local media footage […]

In absence of emergency, Sarawak decides to proceed with state polls

Abang Johari says he will leave it to the Election Commission to learn from Singapore, New Zealand and South Korea on how to hold elections during the pandemic. LUNDU: Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg today said the Sarawak government will proceed with the 12th Sarawak state election following the King’s decision not to allow Putrajaya […]