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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Democracy on trial in Indonesia after decision to scrap some local elections

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 04:10am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Democracy on trial in Indonesia In fully fledged democracies, local government is where many future leaders at regional and national levels cut their political teeth. ... the result in the Constitutional Court. For the sake of a fair trial for democracy after 31 years of Suharto's corrupt dictatorship, we hope he succeeds. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:52am by STAFF

    ... on trial The trial of Simone Gbagbo, Ivory Coast's former "Iron Lady" and wife of ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, opens today on charges relating to a civil war after the country's ... role in the conflict, but the trial opening today concerns economic crimes.   Romanian ex-prison chief faces charges The trial resumes in Bucharest of an 89-year-old former prison commander who ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:55am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Former Khmer Rouge leaders face second trial Prosecutors make their opening statements at the second trial of two ... in August- the first top leaders to be jailed from a regime responsible for the deaths of up to two million Cambodians from 1975 to 1979. In their second trial beginning today, the pair face charges ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Zhou Yongkang must not be given a show trial, for the sake of China's rule of law

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:44pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... of law, then Zhou must receive a fair hearing. His trial should be held in public, so that the process is open to scrutiny. He must have a fair opportunity to challenge the evidence against him ... and commentators are even stating the penalty he will receive- a suspended death sentence. Some effort was clearly made to present a picture of a fair trial with the similarly high-profile corruption case ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:51am by STAFF

    ... by Karen Joy Fowler; and The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee. Last year's winner was Eleanor Catton for her novel The Luminaries.   Former UBS banker's trial opens A former top-level UBS banker stands trial in the United States accused of helping rich Americans evade millions of dollars in taxes. Five years after being charged with conspiracy to commit tax fraud, Raoul ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 06:26am by STAFF

    ... to trade and investment deals between the two countries. Talks in Belgium earlier this week were aimed at increasing bilateral cooperation in areas such as logistics and technology.   Trial opens of Nigerian troops accused of mutiny The trial begins of 97 Nigerian Army officers and soldiers accused of mutiny, assault and defiance of authority. They are thought to have refused to fight members ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:49am by STAFF

    ... are expected at a court in Gwangju, South Korea, in the trial of the captain and 14 crew members of the Sewol disaster ferry. More than 300 people perished, most of them schoolchildren, in a tragedy ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 03:49am by STAFF

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Briton's murder trial opens in Pretoria The trial of British businessman Shrien Dewani starts. The millionaire ... losing a three-year battle to avoid trial in South Africa. The Briton denies involvement in his wife's killing and claims he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Justice will not served until all Zoomlion culprits are held liable

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:40pm by ZHOU ZUNYOU

    ... to have declared Chen guilty before the trial had even started. The case involved various players and it's clear that Chen was only a "little guy". It is highly doubtful whether ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Give pedestrians more space by closing off side streets to traffic

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 06:26am by LETTERS

    ... there are many small side streets busy with pedestrians that could be closed to motorised traffic without much inconvenience to anyone. Bigger roads could be closed off on a temporary trial basis. ...




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