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Democracy

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By Firoz Abdul Hamid The study of Aristotelian logic (or in the Islamic syllabus known as Mantiq –...
Indonesia Elections: Widodo Leading Comfortably In Early Counts

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Indonesia’s incumbent President Joko Widodo looks likely to have secured a comfortable win over his rival in Indonesian...
Thai Election: Army-backed Party Takes Surprise Lead

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The Thai election 2019 took a surprise turn in the afternoon of March 24 as...
Thai Election: Pheu Thai Leads In Early Counts

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Early counts in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup, held on March 24, indicated populist-liberal Pheu...
Elections Kick Off In Thailand With High Long Lines At Voting Stations

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Hundreds of thousands of voters across Thailand were heading out on March 17 to cast early ballots, a week ahead the country's first general...
Thailand Finally To Hold Elections On March 24

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Thailand will hold a general election on March 24, 2019 for the first time since the latest military coup in May 2014. The date...
Thailand: Countdown to 2019 election begins

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Thailand's military government on September 12 enacted two new laws that set in motion a countdown leading to elections to be held between February...
Thailand sets election day time frame between February 24 and May 5, 2019

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Elections will be held on February 24 at the earliest and by May 5 at the latest, Thailand's Election Commission (EC) chairman Ittiporn Boonprakong...
Cambodia opposition bemoans “death of democracy” after ruling party claimes landslide win

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Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) said on July 30 it had won all 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs in...
Foreign press explained the state of the nation in Thailand

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Spokespersons of the Thai government on February 19 called for a rare press conference for a large number of foreign media representatives and diplomats...
Rift between Cambodia and the West over de-democratisation deepens

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The war of words between Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen and representatives of Western organisations intensified in the past weeks, with Hun Sen boasting...
Cambodia’s authoritarian leader will end like Mugabe, says opponent

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen will end his political life like Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, exiled former opposition chief Sam Rainsy told...
Former ASEAN secretary-general to run for Bangkok governor

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Surin Pitsuwan, secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) between 2008 and 2012 and also Thailand's former foreign minister between 1997 and...
Cambodia PM sides with Donald Trump in attacking media

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Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, who came to power with the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s and has ruled the country with...
Why would Filipinos want Duterte/Bongbong at the top?

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Only a few days ahead of the Philippine presidential elections, Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte keeps a firm lead in the latest survey, with Manuel...
Myanmar releases scores of political prisoners

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The new government in Myanmar freed more than 100 political prisoners under an amnesty ordered by the country's new de-facto leader Aung San Suu...
New path ahead as Myanmar goes to the polls in 80%-turnout

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Polls are open in Myanmar today in elections that will test the military's longstanding grip on power. It's the first election contested by the...
Thailand delays return to democracy

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Thailand's military-backed legislature, the "National Reform Council (NRC)", on September 6 rejected a widely unpopular draft of a new constitution. The country's return to...