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  1. Influential Asian-American lobby group endorses Kerry's candidacy

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by I-ching Ng

    ... I-ching Ng in New York Body hopes to sway community's undecided voters The Asian-American political lobby group 80-20 Initiative has endorsed Senator John Kerry as its choice ... of Republicans, Democrats and independents- voted unanimously to endorse Senator Kerry, whose policies they deemed to be better for Asian-American communities. Shien-biau Woo, president of the 80-20 ...

  2. Leading scholar endorses incumbent

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their ballots for Mr Chen. He said he believed that in 'a democratic country', individuals' will should be respected. Dr Lee's endorsement come at a time when Mr Chen and his DPP are seen to be fighting an increasingly difficult battle against the rival Kuomintang. His endorsement for Mr Chen and the DPP four years ago was widely believed to have been crucial ...

  3. Philippine army on notice to keep out of politics

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... of politics with last week's arrest of three senior officers for allegedly trying to destabilise the government. The officers have been accused of recruiting low-ranking army reservists for a campaign of political agitation and to side with the main opposition candidate, former actor Fernando Poe Jnr. A spokesman for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo claimed that with the arrest ...

  4. Anwar's imminent return to politics divides his allies

    Posted Oct 15th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... sentence, Malaysia's main opposition Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS) is deeply divided over the former deputy prime minister's imminent return to politics. A faction led by PAS deputy ... of his alleged homosexuality. Mr Hassan allegedly told a closed-door meeting of party members last week that they should shun any political allegiance with Mr Anwar, because the judges who ...

  5. Delta plan gets senior endorsement

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew-ying The pan-Pearl River Delta (PPRD) regional economic co-operation plan is highly likely to be written into the 11th Five-Year Plan that starts in 2006, a senior central government official said yesterday. National Development and Reform Commis ...

  6. Tung the peacemaker?

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... with the central government. Of course, it is too early to say whether Beijing will reciprocate and whether there will be any dialogue, but already there is a noticeable lowering of the political ... Hong Kong and the central government. But regardless of what happens from here on, Mr Tung deserves credit for the thaw in the political climate. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based journalist ...

  7. Capture of the moral high ground further humiliates BJP

    Posted May 20th 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon In forsaking the prime minister's job, Sonia Gandhi has acted in accordance with a tradition dear to Indian thought throughout the ages- the virtue of renouncing the material world, social status, honours and office. Her decision not to occupy the top job for the best of reasons- she told her members of parliament that she had never been in politics for power ...

  8. Kerry pressed to prove war bravery

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer, Foreign Editor Questions surround how the Democratic Party presidential contender could have received so many honours for such a short length of service in Vietnam United States Democratic Party presidential contender John Kerry is under i ...

  9. Pro-China or a surrogate democrat?

    Posted Oct 14th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... political inclinations were reflected in a recent Letter From Hong Kong that he wrote for RTHK. In Tycoons, welfare and democracy, he talked of the genuine fear that tycoons have of universal suffrage. 'I don't think that a broader-based political system will inevitably produce widespread demands for a welfare state,' he said. 'If anything, it could even mean ...

  10. Taiwanese warned off political rallies

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Officials in Shanghai yesterday warned Taiwanese business executives in the city against forming political groups or staging rallies on the mainland before the island's presidential elections, saying such activities were illegal. 'According to mainland rules, we can't allow Taiwanese organisations of a political nature to register. Taiwanese ...




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