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Malaysia’s King and Queen shine as TV news anchors

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Malaysia’s King and Queen captivated the nation when they made their television debut as news anchors on free-to-air channel TV3.

Within hours of their appearance, netizens showered praises upon the royal couple for their engaging and heartwarming performance.

The special royal bulletin segment, which graced the screens at 8pm, was pre-recorded earlier in the day during Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah and Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah’s visit to the Media Prima Group’s headquarters in Selangor.

During the 10-minute segment, the royal couple presented three news items, in a bid to show off their connection with people.

The first story featured interviews with Malaysians expressing their desire for unity.

The second segment highlighted how patin fish has significantly contributed to Pahang’s economy and tourism.

The third and final item provided insights into the King and Queen’s visit to Media Prima’s office, where they were given a corporate briefing by the management.

They also went live with the DJs at Hot FM, adding a touch of spontaneity to their royal visit.

‘Look familiar’

As the Queen narrated their experiences, she humorously remarked, “Their faces look familiar,” prompting agreement from the King as they shared a moment of laughter on screen.

Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah will be succeeded by Johor Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar on January 31, marking the end of an era and leaving behind a lasting impression as a beloved monarch who connected with his people in memorable ways, including his recent venture into the world of television news.

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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Time is running out for Biden’s death penalty abolition

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President Joe Biden is facing increasing pressure as his administration grapples with the challenge of fulfilling a key 2020 campaign promise – the abolition of the federal death penalty.

The issue has gained renewed attention as the Department of Justice reviews its policies on capital punishment.

Despite initial steps like imposing a moratorium on federal executions, the President’s commitment to a complete abolition faces hurdles in Congress and legal complexities.

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What can be learned from the AT&T outage?

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The outage lasted for several hours and impacted thousands of customers across the United States.

White House national security spokesperson John Kirby said the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security were looking into an AT&T outage that lasted for several hours and impacted thousands of customers across the United States.

AT&T said the hour-long outage to its U.S. cellphone network appeared to be the result of a technical error, not a malicious attack and that the Federal Communications Commission was in touch with the company.

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Extremism top concern for U.S. voters ahead of election

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Worries over political extremism and threats to democracy have surged to the forefront as the primary concern for U.S. voters, setting the stage for a high-stakes showdown in the upcoming November election.

The three-day Reuters Ipsos poll, which concluded on Sunday, found that 21% of respondents identified “political extremism or threats to democracy” as the nation’s most pressing issue, narrowly edging out concerns about the economy and immigration.

President Joe Biden appears to hold a slight advantage over his predecessor, Donald Trump, in addressing this issue, with 34% of respondents believing Biden has a better approach compared to 31% for Trump.

The findings underscore the deeply polarized political landscape in America, with Democrats prioritizing extremism as the top issue, while Republicans overwhelmingly focus on immigration.

Independent voters

The poll also highlights the pivotal role of independent voters, with nearly a third citing extremism as their primary concern, followed closely by immigration and the economy.

This suggests that the handling of extremism could significantly influence voter behavior in the upcoming election.

The rise of extremism as a top concern comes amid ongoing political turmoil, with Trump continuing to challenge the legitimacy of U.S. institutions and perpetuate false claims of election fraud.

His rhetoric has not only fueled division but also incited violence, as seen in the January 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol.

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