Politics

Will Aung San Suu Kyi break her silence on Burma’s Rohingya crisis?

By Thu, May 21, 2015 1:00PM UTC

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.

Singapore: Early elections would reveal PAP’s lack of self-confidence

By Thu, May 21, 2015 9:06AM UTC

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.

Thai junta allows constitution referendum, delays elections even further

By Wed, May 20, 2015 10:00AM UTC

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.

Former Thai PM Yingluck proclaims innocence as rice scheme trial begins

By Tue, May 19, 2015 1:13PM UTC

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.

Singapore: Campus magazine article mistaken for political flyer

By Tue, May 19, 2015 7:53AM UTC

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’.