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

By Thu, May 21, 2015 9:06AM UTC 1 Comment

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....

AHPETC, MND and the “argy-bargy” issue of Government grants

By Fri, May 15, 2015 7:37AM UTC 0 Comment

Late yesterday, March 14, the Ministry of National Development (MND) accused Sylvia Lim of politicising the ongoing dispute between MND and the opposition-held Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC). Ms Lim is the chairman of AHPETC and of the Workers’ Party (WP)....

Joko Widodo inaugurated as president of Indonesia

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 11:51AM UTC 0 Comment

Joko Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia's new president on Monday. ...

Japan trade minister resigns over election funds charges

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 9:38AM UTC 0 Comment

Japan's trade minister, Yuko Obuchi, has announced her resignation after allegations that she violated election laws....

Jailed Indian politician released on bail

By Sun, Oct 19, 2014 6:37PM UTC 0 Comment

Southern India's powerful politician Jayaram Jayalalitha has been released on bail after being convicted and sentenced to four years for corruption....