Thai parties poised for ‘unfair’ election

Thai parties held their final rallies on Friday ahead of Sunday’s much-delayed general election where analysts say the odds are stacked in favour of...

Thai parties poised for ‘unfair’ election

Thai parties held their final rallies on Friday ahead of Sunday’s much-delayed general election where analysts say the odds are stacked in favour of...

High advance voting looks like bad news for Thai junta

More than 2.2 million Thai voters have taken part in early voting ahead of the March 24 general election. Almost 87 per cent of...

Malaysia LGBT groups at rally spark backlash

A Malaysian minister has sparked anger by criticising the presence of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups at the weekend’s International Women's Day...

Thai party disbanded for princess PM nomination

The political party in Thailand that nominated the king’s sister as its candidate for prime minister in this month’s general election has been disbanded....

Thaksin supporters brace for Thai court ruling

Thai political parties bankrolled by the wealthy Shinawatra clan staged major rallies this weekend ahead of a court ruling on Thursday that could exclude...

Yangon protest condemns military dominance

Yangon has seen a large protest to demand constitutional reform, amid rising tension between State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy...

Widodo makes $28bn rural election promise

Indonesia’s president, Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, who is trying to win re-election on April 17, has promised to boost agricultural funding to more than US$28.5...

Singapore’s cost of living vital: Heng

Singapore’s finance minister Heng Swee Keat says that reducing the cost of living for struggling households is one of his main priorities. He told...

Thai princess withdraws PM bid

Thailand’s junta has been given a boost in its attempts to win power democratically after a princess' bid to become prime minister was outlawed...

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