Politics

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Hong Kong’s Latest Democracy Fraud

Photo by Derrick Chang The Hong Kong government’s continuing charade that the people here have the determining voice in the territory’s constitutional development has found its latest e... Read More...
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Thailand on Spin Cycle

Photo by Glynda Marcelo Eleven months after Thailand’s military used its tanks to oust premier Thaksin Shinawatra and scrap the 1997 “People's Charter” constitution, the ... Read More...
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In Bangladesh, Relief Turns to Worry

Concerns are growing both inside and outside Bangladesh that the January military takeover has spawned widespread human rights violations including scores of extrajudicial killings and mass arrest ... Read More...
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Maybe Najib Rides it Out

It has been a bad week for Najib Tun Razak, the deputy prime minister of Malaysia. With his close friend Abdul Razak Baginda on trial for her murder, Najib was identified Monday b... Read More...
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Malaysia’s Opposition Pulls Up Lame

With the powerful United Malays National Organisation faced with the spectacle of a sensational murder trial inching closer and closer to Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, this would seem an ... Read More...
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By a Correspondent on the march

It was a rally for democracy and freedom. But somehow or other one of the biggest, noisiest and most colorful groups to participate never got a mention or a picture in the local or the inte... Read More...
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Thaksin’s score card

After the military coup in Bangkok last September 19, an admirer of deposed premier Thaksin Shinawatra released a 212-page comic book portraying the exiled billionaire politician as an action ... Read More...