Asia News

Report: NKorean hacking increases ahead of G-20

By Thu, Nov 04, 2010 1:06PM UTC

North Korea has been hacking into South Korean government computer networks with greater frequency to gather information on next week’s Group of 20 summit in Seoul, a South Korean newspaper reported Thursday. North Korea has a track record of provocations when world attention is focused on the rival South, and

Arroyo cronies block Aquino’s reform plans

By Thu, Nov 04, 2010 11:08AM UTC

Philippines Supreme Court seeks to insulate former president from corruption probes, reports Asia Sentinel Although Gloria Macapagal Arroyo apparently has been relegated to the back pages of the newspapers after her departure from the Philippine presidency in July, the appointees she left behind her – especially Chief Justice Renato Corona

Thai court forces 6 lawmakers from office

By Thu, Nov 04, 2010 10:07AM UTC

Six Thai lawmakers have lost their seats after a court found them guilty of violating a conflict of interest law. Thailand’s constitution bans lawmakers from benefiting from ventures linked to state concessions. Deputy Interior Minister Boonjong Wongtrairat — through his spouse — and Deputy Transport Minister Kuakul Danchaiwijit held shares

Former Philippines vice president set to return to TV

By Thu, Nov 04, 2010 8:53AM UTC

Former Philippine vice president Noli de Castro is set to return to prime time television news as main anchor of the popular TV Patrol newscast on ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. De Castro, who left TV Patrol when he first ran for senator and who later as runningmate of President Gloria Macapagal

What’s your politics?

By Thu, Nov 04, 2010 7:26AM UTC

I have always found people who self identify as libertarian a bit wishy-washy for my liking, so it was with some alarm that I discovered according to an allegedly accurate 10 question quiz, that this is the best description of my political beliefs. Test yourself over here.