CY Leung digs himself a new hole in Hong Kong writes Philip Bowring for Asia Sentinel. Most Hong Kong people are too poor and dumb to be allowed to vote, according to the territory’s Beijing-appointed leader Leung Chun-ying.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s new president says he wants to be called his nickname, and has revealed who first gave it to him: a French furniture buyer.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he expects Malaysia’s top court will dismiss his final appeal against a sodomy conviction next week and that he will be sent to prison. Anwar was sentenced to five years in prison in March on charges of sodomizing a male
Narendra Modi and his fellow leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party believe they are on a 10-year mission to turn India into a successful world power with a strong nationalist base. On Oct. 19, they put two more building blocks in place with state assembly election victories in Maharashtra and Haryana, where they have ousted Congress Party governments and reduced that party to a humiliating also-ran role.
In the wake of the coup in Thailand, a calm has descended over the country, with little visible dissent or opposition. But will this silence last, or is it just the calm before the storm?
Police: Gunmen kill 8 Shiite Muslims in Pakistan
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 1:57PM UTC
Zuckerberg speaks Chinese; Beijing students cheer
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 1:08PM UTC
China manufacturing fails to fire in October
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 12:24PM UTC
Rights group: Migrant workers abused in UAE homes
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 11:25AM UTC
UN inquiry head rejects N. Korea’s ‘honeyed words’
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 9:41AM UTC
US think tank faults Burma on Rakhine response
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 9:20AM UTC