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Sri Lanka military accused of backing ruling party

By Wed, Sep 11, 2013 9:47AM UTC Sri Lanka military accused of backing ruling party

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s main ethnic Tamil party has accused the military of campaigning on behalf of the ruling coalition in provincial elections in the country’s former northern war zone. The military denied the allegation. The Tamil National Alliance, a front-runner in the Sept. 21 Northern Provincial

Analysis: Philippines’ pork is rotten to the bone

By Tue, Sep 10, 2013 2:26PM UTC Philippines President Benigno Aquino III. Pic: AP.

Is this finally the scandal that will spur real change? asks Asia Sentinel’s John Berthelsen The political patronage scandal that has been unfolding inexorably in Manila for more than two months is arguably the biggest in recent Philippine history, certainly bigger than the one that drove former President Joseph Estrada

US avoids criticism of Cambodia vote ratification

By Tue, Sep 10, 2013 12:46PM UTC Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen casts his vote in July's election. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Monday repeated its concerns about irregularities in Cambodia’s elections but did not criticize authorities for ratifying the results without addressing them. Cambodia’s state election board ratified Sunday the victory of the party of Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has ruled for 28 years. The

What was Abhisit thinking when he made his ‘stupid bitch’ remark?

By Tue, Sep 10, 2013 8:00AM UTC Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Pic: AP.

It has been clear for a few months that Abhisit has given up any hope on becoming PM again. The speeches he has been making on the Stage of Truth campaign led by the Democrats (semi-regular events held by the Democrats throughout the country) are a complete turn-around for the

Australia: New gov’t will be disastrous for environment, warns expert

By Mon, Sep 09, 2013 1:09PM UTC Australia: New gov’t will be disastrous for environment, warns expert

A day after Tony Abbott was elected as the new Prime Minister of Australia, conservation groups are already worrying about the future of environmental protection and sustainability in the country. Under the new “management”, a term used by Abbott in his acceptance speech at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney,

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