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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Stakes are high for all in bet on political reform

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by ELIZABETH WONG CHIEN CHI-LIEN

    ... Elizabeth Wong Any mistake over Hong Kong's future would be a lose-lose situation for the city and China Stakes are high for all in bet on political reform Hong Kong is on the threshold of a historical turning point. But this turning point could, in a heartbeat, turn into a breaking point. The city's report on political reform, submitted last week to the National ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558312/stakes-are-high-all-bet-political-reform
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    What's the fuss about Jimmy Lai giving out political donations to Hong Kong pan-democrats?

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com What's the fuss about political donations? What's wrong with making massive donations to political parties and anti-government groups? Nothing! So I am ... political donation laws which allow donors and recipients to avoid disclosing who gives what to whom. I am sure if we had a tougher law, we would find obscene amounts of donations from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557306/whats-fuss-about-jimmy-lai-giving-out-political-donations
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The politics of self-interest rules in Hong Kong

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by Philip Bowring

    ... for the public good The rules of self-protection Hong Kong has a problem with a dysfunctional political system. But a bigger obstacle to effective administration is the behaviour of the top ranks ... to their superiors? Or were they working from a script written by bureaucrats and approved by the Transport Bureau? All along, the high-speed rail project has been driven by a mix of politics (getting closer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1503515/politics-self-interest-rules-hong-kong
  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai junta leader General Prayuth allowed to stay in power until elections held

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 11:12pm by Reuters

    ... Chan-ocha, said it acted to restore order after months of political turmoil as protesters tried to topple the government of then prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra. She was forced to step down on May ... A provisional charter was endorsed by head of state King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Tuesday, allowing the appointment of a parliament, the National Legislative Assembly, which will nominate a new prime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557713/prayuth-can-stay-power-until-elections-held-thai-legal-adviser-says
  5. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodia's political deadlock over as Hun Sen, Sam Rainsy shake on a deal

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Phnom Penh Deal to end deadlock in Cambodia's legislature Prime Minister Hun Sen and Cambodian opposition parties said they had agreed an end to political deadlock ... the political crisis, to end the stand-off," Sam Rainsy said. A joint statement said the parties agreed to work together at the National Assembly in order to solve important issues and to reform ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557291/cambodias-political-deadlock-over-hun-sen-sam-rainsy-shake-deal
  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Five million back curbing Myanmar military's role in politics

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Yangon 5m back curbing army role in politics Myanmar's main opposition party says it has collected about five million signatures seeking reduced powers for unelected ... The NLD canvassed the country of 60 million for almost two months, tapping into discontent among many who say the military should withdraw from politics after ruling for 49 years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1557288/five-million-back-curbing-myanmar-militarys-role-politics
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society president criticised for attacking Bar's election stance

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... that civil nomination is in breach of the Basic Law. We should defend this legal position to uphold the law until it is amended on proper procedure, not change it due to political pressure," he ... offering alternatives to ensure the greatest possible public participation. Lam said the Bar's "unequivocal political statement" was contrary to the Law Society's long-held ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553523/law-society-president-criticised-attacking-bars-election-stance
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In Asia, politics stands in the way of economic integration

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 04:26pm by SIMON TAY, Gina Guo

    ... Simon Tay and Gina Guo Simon Tay and Gina Guo say territorial disputes deter closer ties between Asean, China and Japan Asia must not let politics stand in the way of economic integration ... on August 1 to discuss the politics and economic policies that matter to regional business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1557192/asia-politics-stands-way-economic-integration
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    What the Occupy Central referendum asks voters

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 05:42pm by Staff Reporter

    ... to secure the signed endorsement of 1 per cent of the registered voters; political party nomination requires a political party or coalition of political parties receiving 5 per cent or more of the total valid votes in the last Legislative Council direct election. The nominating committee shall not refuse to endorse the above nominees who meet the legal requirements. Political conditions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538285/what-occupy-central-referendum-asks-voters
  10. Political Animal

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Votes worth less than cigarettes Now that prisoners will soon be allowed to vote, one might automatically assume the League of Social Democrats stands to benefit because of its leader Wong Yuk-man's rage-against-the-machine image. But despite the gro ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663373/political-animal

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