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Disinformation, surveillance seen as growing threats to democracy: watchdog

Governments around the world are increasingly using social media to manipulate elections and monitor their citizens, in a worrisome trend for democracy, a human rights watchdog said Tuesday.


PPBM's poll on Tanjung Piai: MCA 88%, PPBM 12%

In an online survey conducted on PPBM's Facebook, MCA's Tanjung Piai candidate Wee Jeck Seng wins overwhelmingly with 88% of support against 12% for PPBM's Karmaine Sardini.


Hong Kong's economic woes deepen with plunging business outlook

Hong Kong's economic woes showed no sign of easing Wednesday after a key measure of business confidence fell to its lowest level in more than a decade as the city reels from the global trade war and violent democracy protests.


Millions in Indian capital endure 'eye-burning' smog

Billions of people in India's capital started the week Monday choking through "eye-burning" smog, with schools closed, cars taken off the road and construction halted.


Sombre mood as Germany marks 30 years of Berlin Wall fall

Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week, but a hint of a return of the Cold War and the rise of nationalism is dampening the mood.


Chinese state media urge 'tougher line' on Hong Kong

Chinese state-run media on Monday called for a "tougher line" on democracy protesters in Hong Kong, after a weekend of violence following Beijing's plans to tighten control over the semi-autonomous city.


New battery design can charge an electric car in 10 minutes

Ten minutes charging time to add 200 miles of driving range: scientists in the US have claimed a technological breakthrough that could resolve one of the key concerns surrounding all-electric vehicles.


300 million face annual coastline flooding by 2050: study

Coastal areas currently home to 300 million people will be vulnerable by 2050 to flooding made worse by climate change, no matter how aggressively humanity curbs carbon emissions, scientists said.


DAP members cautioned against 'deep state' sabotaging party

DAP leadership has warned party members that there could be a “deep state” trying to destroy the party.


Jho Low offered asylum: spokesperson

"Jho Low was offered asylum in August 2019 by a country that acts in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and European Convention on Human Rights."


 

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