Politics

Singapore: It’s high-time we brought NS pay above the poverty line

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 5:30AM UTC Singapore: It’s high-time we brought NS pay above the poverty line

When Wilfred Owen wrote the famous poem, “Dulce et Decorum est,” he was not just describing the horrors of World War I, he was also condemning his government’s propaganda machine for glorifying a gruesome war in order to discourage draft evasion. He famously wrote at the end of his poem:

Is new Australian poll a lifeline for Abbott or a death sentence?

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 11:26AM UTC Is new Australian poll a lifeline for Abbott or a death sentence?

A recent poll by Fairfax-Ipsos has revealed a shift amongst voter favour that on the surface seems to favour the incumbent but battling Prime Minister Tony Abbott. The national poll of 1406 voters could offer a lifeline at just the right moment for Abbott, who survived a potential leadership challenge three weeks ago.

Thai junta’s lawmakers see ‘nothing wrong’ with hiring family members

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 9:35AM UTC Thai junta's lawmakers see 'nothing wrong' with hiring family members

Dozens of Thailand’s lawmakers have employed their family members with state money and see nothing wrong with that, while they claim to eradicate exactly that kind of behavior out of Thai politics.

Oh, bother! It’s Singapore’s boring Budget again…

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 6:18AM UTC Oh, bother! It’s Singapore's boring Budget again…

Every February in Singapore, the Finance Minister unveils the Government’s Budget for the next fiscal year. And every February, the Budget is met with a variety of responses.

India’s ruling party forms coalition government in Kashmir

By Sun, Mar 01, 2015 5:59PM UTC India's ruling party forms coalition government in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India’s ruling party has formed a coalition government in Kashmir, marking the first time the Hindu nationalist party has held a leadership position in the Muslim-majority disputed region also claimed by India’s archenemy, Pakistan.