Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party appears to have finally shown some support for the nation’s persecuted Rohingya Muslims after years of ignoring their plight.
One of the quirks of the Westminster system is that it grants the incumbent Prime Minister absolute power to call elections at will. In countries where this is permitted, the ruling party typically uses this rule to its advantage, calling elections whenever it has the highest chance of winning it, and delaying elections if it expects its odds to improve even further in the future.
The issue of whether or not letting the Thai people decide on the draft for the country’s 20th constitution has resulted in some clearly drawn battles lines among Thailand’s governing bodies.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has entered a plea of not guilty at the start of a trial that could see her jailed for a decade.
What was thought to be a political flyer distributed by People’s Action Party (PAP) activists outside the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) has turned out to be an article on the last page of a free campus magazine ‘Fresh Grads’.
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