Thai junta’s lawmakers see ‘nothing wrong’ with hiring family members

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 9:35AM UTC

Dozens of Thailand’s lawmakers have employed their family members with state money and see nothing wrong with that, while they claim to eradicate exactly that kind of behavior out of Thai politics.

Oh, bother! It’s Singapore’s boring Budget again…

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 6:18AM UTC

Every February in Singapore, the Finance Minister unveils the Government’s Budget for the next fiscal year. And every February, the Budget is met with a variety of responses.

India’s ruling party forms coalition government in Kashmir

By Sun, Mar 01, 2015 5:59PM UTC

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India’s ruling party has formed a coalition government in Kashmir, marking the first time the Hindu nationalist party has held a leadership position in the Muslim-majority disputed region also claimed by India’s archenemy, Pakistan.

Maldives opposition resolves to continue protests

By Sun, Mar 01, 2015 1:21PM UTC

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An opposition lawmaker in the Maldives says her party has resolved to continue protests in the streets and in parliament until the government frees a former president and current opposition leader from police detention.

With Lee Kuan Yew on life support, what’s next for him and for Singapore?

By Fri, Feb 27, 2015 10:50AM UTC

News of Singapore’s former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s hospitalisation for severe pneumonia has been making its rounds on Twitter, Facebook and even the international media. Reuters, AFP and almost every other major media outlet have picked up the story, but they don’t know any more than Singaporeans do. The local mainstream media has continued to keep things hush-hush, content to let the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) act as the gatekeeper of information. It has also quickly rebutted speculations of Mr Lee’s passing, anxious that we should neither rejoice nor mourn prematurely.