COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to clip the extensive powers of the president, making him answerable to Parliament, a key pledge President Maithripala Sirisena made in the run up to his January election win.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s president has accepted the resignation of her prime minister because of a bribery scandal.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s leader says Southeast Asian countries will avoid direct confrontation with China but will push for a quick conclusion to a binding code of conduct to govern behavior in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s Parliament is debating constitutional amendments to clip the extensive powers given to the country’s president, a promise President Maithripala Sirisena made in the run up to his January election win.
In a Facebook post, Calvin Cheng, a former Nominated Member of Parliament, argued that the Government should continue to stick to the 6.9 million population target it proposed in its Population White Paper. Since the argument he makes is a somewhat popular one, I think it deserves a considered response.
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