Politics

Singapore’s opposition leader draws flak for tribute to Lee Kuan Yew

By Fri, Mar 27, 2015 12:26AM UTC

Workers’ Party secretary-general, Low Thia Khiang, was criticized for his speech in a special session of Parliament dedicated to commemorating the late Lee Kuan Yew.

Sri Lanka’s Sirisena meets China’s Xi amid new look at ties

By Thu, Mar 26, 2015 1:47PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Sri Lanka’s new president has held talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping amid efforts to recalibrate his predecessor’s strongly pro-China policies.

Sri Lanka returns military-held lands in former war zone

By Thu, Mar 26, 2015 10:23AM UTC

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka has started releasing private land occupied by the military during the country’s 26-year civil war, in a major step at reconciliation with minority ethnic Tamils.

No laughing matter: Thai junta leader’s renewed threat to media

By Thu, Mar 26, 2015 10:15AM UTC

THE allegations against the four men are severe: they are accused of being in connection to an alleged ”terrorism network” plotting to launch bomb attacks in Bangkok. A blast on March 7 at the Criminal Court (where no one was injured) is being pinned on them. They were held in military barracks for almost a week without charges, in accordance with martial law that is still in force since the military coup almost a year ago.

Maldives ex-president will not appeal 13-year jail sentence

By Wed, Mar 25, 2015 6:07PM UTC

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A lawyer says Maldives’ jailed ex-president will not appeal his 13-year sentence because the court has not released all documents from the first hearing to prepare a case.