Politics

Sri Lanka leader to face health minister in polls

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 11:48AM UTC Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Pic: AP.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s main challenger in the upcoming election will be his health minister and No. 2 of his political party.

28 weeks later in post-coup Thailand: Some personal thoughts

By Sat, Nov 22, 2014 11:45AM UTC A Thai soldier stands guard in front of the Democracy Monument in Bangkok after the military seized power on May 22. Pic: AP.

Hindsight is a tricky thing. It is the understanding of something only after it has already occurred. You may anticipate or predict it, but getting a truly clear picture of what has happened mostly is something that is visible after the fact.

Japan’s lower house dissolved for snap election

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 1:23PM UTC Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of Japan’s parliament, paving the way for a general election next month.

Sri Lanka president calls early presidential polls

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014 5:35PM UTC Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Pic: AP.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called early elections, seeking a third term in office two years before his current term expires.

28 weeks later: PDRC myths and Thailand’s privileged ‘new generation’

By Thu, Nov 20, 2014 11:43AM UTC Young supporters of the anti-government movement on the streets of Bangkok earlier this year. Pic: AP.

It has been a full six months since the coup and roughly a year since the misnamed People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) and their followers first took to the streets. Sadly, the same PDRC-endorsed narrative is still being propagated on a daily basis by members of the conservative camp who are trying desperately to justify junta leader General Prayuth Chan Ocha’s seizure of power.

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