13 Feb '18, 11am

French man faces court over 'consensual' sex with 11-year-old.

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia's opposition and an election watchdog submitted objections on Tuesday (Feb 13) to the redrawing of some constituency boundaries, which they said would favour Prime Minister Najib Razak in a general election due by August. The Election Commission is reviewing electoral boundaries for more than half of Malaysia's 222 parliamentary seats. Opponents of the redrafting say it is unconstitutional and could skew voting in favour of Najib's ruling coalition, the Barisan Nasional (BN). The government denies the accusation. "Given the high number of objections ... the Election Commission needs to prioritise the people's involvement in the redelineation process and ensure that all objections are given space to be heard in a public inquiry," Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, leader of the Pakatan Harapan opposition alliance, told reporters. Wan Azizah and represe...

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