Category: Parties

Pakistan faces a social media conundrum as election looms

Imran Khan: assesses the PTI’s social media team every six months. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)’s cyber-crime wing arrested two men in Rawalpindi in October last year, who were suspected of posting on social media material and content deemed to be contemptuous of major state organs.The duo were said to be spreading propaganda through various […]

Parties slam latest poll delay motion

Political parties have slammed a fresh proposal floated by a National Legislative Assembly (NLA) whip to delay the election roadmap by three more months. NLA whip Somchai Sawaengkarn yesterday said the NLA will petition the Constitutional Court to rule on the constitutionality of the organic bill on the election of MPs if political parties come […]

Facebook suspends data firm with Trump ties

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Weter’s ballot exclusion unprecedented in southwest Missouri, county clerks say | News

In a March 8 letter addressed to Christian County Presiding Commissioner Ray Weter, the county’s Republican Central Committee Secretary Ken Hurley declared the refusal of Weter’s filing fees and stated the committee’s decision to exclude him from the Republican ballot in the upcoming April election. According to area clerks from surrounding counties, it’s an uncommon […]

UK probing Facebook after Cambridge Analytica suspension

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s information commissioner is investigating whether Facebook data was “illegally acquired and used,” after the social network suspended Cambridge Analytica, a firm that worked for U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. Facebook suspended the company over allegations it retained improperly obtained user data after claiming it had deleted the information. The British […]

New parties must tackle the great income divide

THE HUGE income gap and wealth inequality presents a formidable task for political parties to solve.  Economic management has been a weak point of the current junta-backed government, and low-income groups, such as taxi drivers, street vendors and even middle-class workers, have been unhappy with the current situation. Economic data suggest that a […]

Rival parties spar over supplementary budget plan

SEOUL, March 17 (Yonhap) — Rival parties on Saturday escalated confrontations over the government’s request for a supplementary budget of 4 trillion won (US$3.75 billion) to boost the employment of young people. On Thursday, the Moon Jae-in government announced a 4 trillion-won supplementary budget plan aimed at extending direct financial and tax incentives to young […]