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  1. In government, democracy gives way to corrupted versions of itself

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Timothy Snyder and The New York Review of Books, Judt is offering valuable thoughts about democracy, surely welcome when both the US and China are choosing their political leaders in their very ... Even with democratic elections, it does not mean that the rest of life is in any way democratic since elected members are free to form alliances, change parties and milk the corrupt fruits ...

  2. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian electoral equation spells end of political certainy

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Chew

    ... has a ruling majority, which would result in a period of political and economic uncertainty. Najib had been widely expected to call the elections, which had to be held before June, much ... (Umno) dominates as the largest party, has been eroded by allegations of corruption, financial scandals involving individuals linked to government officials and the high crime rate, according ...

  3. Two more candidates allege poll corruption

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the Independent Commission Against Corruption since its probe into suspected district council vote-rigging last month. It has so far received 527 complaints. ...

  4. News - World - ITALY

    Beppe Grillo's party no longer a standing joke in Italian politics

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Beppe Grillo adds a new dynamic after his party wins a quarter of the lower house votes Comedian's party no longer the standing joke in politics ... elections," said Roberto D'Alimonte, a politics professor at Rome's LUISS university. Grillo will play a decisive role. He has to decide whether to strike a limited agreement with the left ...

  5. 250,000 voters risk being struck off roll

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Corruption for investigation. At least 53 people have been arrested by the ICAC since it began investigating the claims. In March seven Hong Kong men living in Shenzhen were given suspended jail ... of vote-rigging in November's polls. The Independent Commission Against Corruption said that by January it had received 1,182 reports of irregularities in the district council elections, of which 730 ...

  6. Democrat set to be first to file writ over vote-rigging

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... filed complaints three weeks ago with the Electoral Affairs Commission, the Independent Commission against Corruption and the police. 'We have been asking if any of these doubtful voters ...

  7. Voting loopholes to stay amid opposition to change

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... poll. At least 53 people have been arrested by the Independent Commission Against Corruption since it started an investigation last year into hundreds of complaints. 'We understand ...

  8. Older vote could hit democrat candidates

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for September's Legislative Council election. Political heavyweights and fledgling challengers alike were eager to submit their nomination forms: the 39 handed in was the highest first-day number since ... pointed out that they tend to move home a lot, and some may have forgotten to re-register as voters. 'Those who don't care about renewing their registration may not be keen on politics ...

  9. The pressing need for a political party law

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Joseph Wong

    ... gives the DAB (and all other political parties) tremendous flexibility to solicit or receive donations that could become a source of corruption and abuse. Like the DAB, the Democratic Party ... the registration, conduct and finance of political parties. The government has always been lukewarm towards a political party law. This is consistent with its general policy that political parties should ...

  10. US condemned as a money-mad fake democracy

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com State-owned media have stepped up their attack on Western democracy, targeting the United States in particular with accusations of corruption ... financial systems that led to the crisis were created by 'institutional corruption' on a massive scale. The publication of the article coincided with a European visit by Premier Wen ...




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