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  1. Coup for Bangkok's taxed middle class

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... 41, an advertising executive who used to live in Los Angeles. The People Power Party, which leads a six-party coalition, is the successor to Thai Rak Thai, the political party founded and led ... believe that the success of Thai Rak Thai, which won landslide election victories in 2001 and 2005, went beyond vote buying. The party put the poor at the centre of its platform, promising ...

  2. Claws out as parties gear up for electoral change

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... seats will most likely lead to more fearsome political wrestling among various parties. Any candidate could have a shot at Legco as long as he or she secures around 5 per cent of the votes. This explains why there has been increased infighting and power struggles within many parties. The disagreements have little to do with ideology; it all comes down to vested interests because many fear ...

  3. The right, and wrong, man to lead

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... determination of Thaksin. It is hardly an accident that Thaksin's new vigour comes as questions are raised about the health of the ailing octogenarian king and the fitness of the crown prince ... as monarch from her father, perhaps with the crown prince's infant son next in line would steal the thunder of opponents and assure the future of the monarchy. Mr Abhisit also has to get over ...

  4. Furore as sex party professor stands trial

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A former university professor stood trial yesterday in Nanjing, Jiangsu, for organising 'swinger' sex parties in a controversial trial condemned by some sexologists ... the crime of 'group licentiousness'. Swinger parties began to emerge on the mainland in the 1990s as the young generation was in full embrace of Western culture to go with its new-found ...

  5. Sacked Urumqi party chief is just a scapegoat, analysts say

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Former Urumqi party secretary Li Zhi is only a scapegoat and Beijing had to sack him to appease the public, analysts and local residents say. The anger of the Han protesters who took to the streets to demonstrate against a wave of syringe attacks reached a frenzy on Thursday, with many chanting for the regional party boss to quit. 'Step down Wang ...

  6. Damages claimant 'knew nothing of law'

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... parties from encouraging others to sue and taking a cut of any proceeds. Agent Cheung Oi-ping, 38, and lawyer Winnie Lo Wai-yan, 39, are jointly charged with conspiracy to commit maintenance, ... the next month after an accident that caused minor injuries. Cheung first approached Ms Wong on March 13 or 14, after her son was admitted to Prince of Wales Hospital, saying she could help sue ...

  7. A muted anniversary party for Taiwan's Ma

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party. Mr Ma is perhaps in a no-win situation in this regard. The wounds have been widened, though, through his predecessor Chen Shui-bian having been charged ...

  8. Former party secretary on graft charges

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo The former Communist Party secretary of a town in Shanghai's Putuo district was in court on Thursday, his first court appearance since being dumped from the city's people's congress in November 2007, Xinhua reported yesterday. Wang Miaoxing, who was also the board chairman of Shanghai Xinchangzheng Group, which is owned by Changzheng town, has been charged ...

  9. All parties must work to resolve Thai crisis

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Thailand's constitutional court cannot be legally faulted for ordering the dissolution of Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat's government. The three main parties of the ruling ... prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who fled Thailand to avoid facing charges and is Mr Somchai's brother-in-law and a supporter of his now-defunct People Power Party. Legally, ...

  10. Party pooper

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Warboys

    ... Bloc Party's frontman Kele Okereke didn't ask to be the voice piece of a generation, as Alan Warboys discovers Depending on who you listen to, Kele Okereke, the enigmatic frontman of British band Bloc Party, is either a poetic genius who speaks to a generation, or a brooding, arrogant young man who craves recognition. He's possibly both. As a black and sexually ...




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