Politics

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Should the Philippines Cha Cha?

Lawmakers allied to beleaguered Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo are attempting to use sheer political muscle to change the constitution — Cha-Cha or charter change in local parlance&mdash... Read More...
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Thailand’s King Endorses the Coup

King Bhumibol Adulyadej gave the military-appointed government a royal blessing in his annual birthday address Monday night, applauding the "personal sacrifice" of Cabinet members now running the ... Read More...
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Taiwan’s Golden Boy Could be History

If anybody ought to benefit from the indictment of Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian’s wife’s slush funds scandal, it should be Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou, who as the main opposition candid... Read More...
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The Spratlys resurface

In late October and early November, Beijing and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) tried to re-launch friendly talks related to the territorial disputes of the Spratly Islands, a series of s... Read More...
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Southern Exposure

In the space of two weeks Surayud Chulanont, Thailand’s new prime minister, has visited the troubled south three times to attempt to make amends and test new policy ideas, publicly pondering the kind ... Read More...
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The Wandering Thaksin

Two months after Thai generals booted him out in a bloodless coup, former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is on the move. He was spotted in Beijing a few weeks ago, and earlier this week reporters from th... Read More...
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UPDATE: CHARGED!

Setting the stage for a lurid courtroom drama that is sure to grip a country that officially sees itself as upright and puritanical, one of Malaysia’s most prominent political analysts has been charge... Read More...