Malaysia’s Anwar submits documents to king to show support to form new government

Anwar Ibrahim wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Anwar Ibrahim shown greeting supporters in Kuala Lumpur on May 16, 2018.

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Anwar Ibrahim shown greeting supporters in Kuala Lumpur on May 16, 2018.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Tuesday met the country’s king and said he submitted documents proving his “strong and convincing” parliamentary support to form government and that Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin should resign.

Anwar said he had the support of over 120 lawmakers in the 222-strong parliament, disclosing his numbers for the first time since his announcement last month he had secured a majority from federal lawmakers to form a new government.

Anwar said it was now up to King Al-Sultan Abdullah to decide on the next step, but added Muhyiddin had lost his majority and should resign.

“I urge all parties to give space to the king to carry out his responsibilities under the constitution, and to go through the documents and call party leaders to confirm and receive their input

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Priyal Mahajan’s TV show Molkki is set to hold a mirror to society

Last seen on Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Priyal Mahajan has been roped in to play the lead role in the upcoming show, Molkki, co-starring Amar Upadhyay. The drama highlights the skewed sex ratio of births in Haryana.

Says Mahajan, “My character explores the harsh realities of the real world. I hope people connect with it and bring in change for the betterment of society.”

She added, “The main reason why I have picked up this character is that it challenges my set of skills as an actor, as there are no similarities between our lives. I was born and brought up in Delhi hence the word Molkki was alien to me. Going through the whole research and hearing the unheard sounds of life it’s already been a beautiful experience in it’s own way. Yes, being an uptown girl playing a character that was born and brought up in rural areas requires

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Talks to update Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law show life

MARC LEVY, Associated Press
Published 9:56 a.m. MT Oct. 8, 2020


Many states are planning on drastically different elections this year and mail-in ballots could be a big game changer.


HARRISBURG — Closed-door talks on updating Pennsylvania’s fledgling mail-in voting law showed signs of life Wednesday amid warnings that doing nothing will risk a dragged-out vote count in the high-stakes presidential election in the battleground state.

House Republicans held an internal conference call to discuss the idea of giving counties four or five days to process mail-in ballots before Election Day and to set down security requirements for the drop boxes that some counties are using to help collect mail-in ballots.

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Leaders of the House and Senate Republican majorities declined interviews. Through a spokesperson, House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre, said the House Republican

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“Forward Progress,” New Show Focused on Race, Society and Sports, Airs Weekly on SiriusXM

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NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SiriusXM will air a new weekly show – Forward Progress – across several of its channels that focuses on race, society and sports.  Athletes, coaches and other sports figures play a leading role in battling racial injustice and raising awareness of the need for social reform. Forward Progress will be a platform for those voices to continue the conversation about race in America, particularly where it intersects with the world of sports.

SiriusXM’s Jason Jackson and Kirk Morrison will host each week.  Jackson, a longtime NBA broadcaster, and Morrison, a former NFL linebacker, will focus on the continuing push for racial equality and justice – from the pioneering civil rights efforts of athletes like Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Bill Russell

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Society Notebook: Telling Room embraces virtual version of variety show

It’s been a year of “the best we can do.” Concerts on laptops. Auctions on phones. Awards presented over Zoom.

But as The Telling Room tried reimagine its popular Show & Tell literary variety show, originally scheduled for April at the State Theatre, as something that wouldn’t be less-than, director and filmmaker Sean Mewshaw saw potential.

“I realized that we could make it cinematic and surprising,” said Mewshaw, who moved to Maine to direct the Starz film “Tumbledown” in 2015. “As a filmmaker and stage director, this is a kind of a dream come true for me.”

The 80-minute, ticketed fundraiser, pre-recorded at the State Theatre, will go live on Vimeo at 8 p.m. Friday but will be available to view anytime later. Headliners include New York Times best-selling author Kelly Corrigan, singer-songwriter Lady Lamb and Portland author Phuc Tran of “Sigh, Gone: A Misfit’s Memoir about Great Books,

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Hollywood Needs A Late Night Comedy Show That Trashes Left-Leaning Politics

Have you ever watched late night comedy shows and thought to yourself that the constant bombardment of Republicans, Tea Party Folks, and Donald Trump just was not funny anymore? Yep, me too, and as a right-leaning libertarian, I just think it is persnickety, victimhood, progressive poop. What’s even more interesting is that all these shows are essentially the same, and they all compete against one-another, while all the right-leaning folks tune out. From a marketing and branding standpoint that just makes no sense, but their ideological slant doesn’t allow them to seek viewers outside this “hate speech” neo-liberal bubble – no wonder they cannot believe they lost the election – they lived in their own living room echo chamber.

Consider if you will the following Late Night Talk/Comedy Shows:

Jimmy Kimble

Jimmy Fallon

Stephen Colbert

John Stewart

David Letterman

Ellen Degeneres

John Oliver

James Corden

Of course, this indeed opens … Read More