Kek appointment ‘best thing for Cambodia politics since fall of Khmer Rouge’

By Fri, Aug 01, 2014 12:27PM UTC Pung Chhiv Kek. Image via YouTube

A well-known human rights campaigner has been appointed to Cambodia’s National Election Committee (NEC) – and the impacts could be huge.

Infographic: Thailand’s junta-appointed National Legislative Assembly

By Fri, Aug 01, 2014 10:56AM UTC Infographic: Thailand’s junta-appointed National Legislative Assembly

On Thursday evening, Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej officially endorsed the National Legislative Assembly (NLA), whose 200 members are all appointed by the military junta. A clear majority is dominated by active and retired military officers, while the rest consists of businesspeople, academics, technocrats and former senators. Former politicians of recent governments

More than half of the junta-appointed NLA are military officers

By Fri, Aug 01, 2014 10:30AM UTC

btw, Saksith has a nice infographic here. AP: The dominance of active and retired military officers in the legislative body reinforces the army’s hold on power in the run-up to the 2015 polls. The junta, officially called the National Council for Peace and Order, has already granted itself what amounts

Thai junta appoints army-dominated legislature

By Fri, Aug 01, 2014 10:28AM UTC Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s junta has appointed a military-dominated interim legislature in another step in the slow return of promised electoral democracy.

Malaysia: Crisis looms for Anwar’s coalition

By Thu, Jul 31, 2014 2:43PM UTC Anwar Ibrahim. Pic: AP.

Malaysia’s unwieldy Pakatan Rakyat opposition coalition, born in 2008 and led by Anwar Ibrahim, is facing the biggest crisis of its existence and could come apart, costing it the leadership of Selangor, the country’s richest state, and potentially costing Malaysia its only alternative to the scandal-ridden Barisan Nasional led by the United Malays National Organization, whose popularity with voters continues to flag.

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