Politics

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Thailand Gets ‘Net-Tough

See Also: Forcing Internet companies to put their mouth where their money is Be careful if you’re reading this in Thailand. You might be breaking the law. Free speech ad... Read More...
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Digging up Malaysia’s Racial Past

Thirty-eight years on, the traumatic ethnic riots of May 13, 1969 in Malaysia remain as much a subject of official censorship as the events of June 4, 1989 in China. Now a new book by a Malaysian ... Read More...
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Bars and Spikes

On May 10, London’s Central Criminal Court sentenced two British men to three to six months imprisonment for attempting to publish a memo of a meeting between President George Bush and Pr... Read More...
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The Rise of Thailand’s Third Branch

What a difference a year makes. On May 8, 2006, Thailand’s Constitutional Court made a landmark decision to void a boycotted election held the previous month in which Thaksin Shinawatra... Read More...
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Arroyo on the Line in Philippine Polls

Monday, May 14, millions of Filipinos will once again march off to their precincts to cast their ballots. At stake are 12 of 24 Senate seats, the entire House of Representatives and all electiv... Read More...
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Taming the Strong Women of Bangladesh

After nearly a generation of desperate and debilitating democracy dominated by two women who hated each other enough to all but paralyze the country, Bangladesh’s army is directing a series w... Read More...