Politics

Critics are missing the point, problem lies with hate speech law: Amos Yee case

By Thu, Apr 02, 2015 5:33AM UTC

Headlines in the international media typically associate the charges Amos Yee face with the fact that his video was critical of the late Lee Kuan Yew. For instance, the BBC’s headline goes “Singapore charges teen over anti-Lee Kuan Yew rant” while The Guardian’s goes “Singapore teenager charged over critical Lee

Thailand lifts martial law 10 months after coup

By Thu, Apr 02, 2015 12:07AM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s king has approved a request from the country’s junta to lift martial law.

Burma’s new ceasefire agreement: The devil is in the detail

By Wed, Apr 01, 2015 11:35AM UTC

The first ever draft Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) was signed between the government and ethnic armed leaders on Tuesday, March 31, but will it really bring peace to Burma?

Assuming absolute control: Thai military junta revokes martial law, but…

By Wed, Apr 01, 2015 7:04AM UTC

The good news: the Thai military junta may soon lift martial law, which has been in place for nearly a year. The bad news: it will be replaced by something worse that could give junta leader and Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha much more power.

Thai junta leader Prayuth moves to lift martial law, impose absolute power

By Tue, Mar 31, 2015 5:44PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s prime minister and junta leader has asked the king for formal approval to lift martial law, which the military imposed ahead of a coup last May that overturned an elected government. The monarch’s approval is considered a formality.