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  1. Political legacy turns into liability

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... without a script). The results are a great blow for Ms Gandhi, the Congress party president, casting doubt on her qualifications to grab victory in next year's general election. The party ... of power her influence has brought the party. Ms Gandhi looked stunned at the result, but seemed in no mood to take responsibility for it. She did admit, however, that Congress would have ...

  2. Hardliners vow to set up Islamic state in Malaysia

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... of moderate Muslims appear to lean towards PAS, but it is as yet unclear whether they would follow through with their votes. 'There is widespread anger over the inability of moderate Muslim ... or Sharia, in these states because of the need to amend the national constitution. Only Muslims would have to conform to the rules governing behaviour resulting from the creation of an Islamic state ...

  3. Same sex: different rules

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Foundation's Mr To says recognition of same-sex couples doesn't need to be called 'marriage', so long as it accords spousal status and benefits resulting from legal recognition in areas ...

  4. Lawmaker focus of village row

    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... to represent non-indigenous locals under the new two-heads electoral system. The election of civil engineer Andrew Brown on July 20 by a one-vote has led to an acrimonious split in San Shek Wan. ... a wedge between Mr Mo and his younger brother, Mo Wai-sum, by influencing the younger sibling to stand against him in the election. Mo Ngan-fuk, 72, beat Mo Wai-sum, 51, by 23 votes to 13. He ...

  5. Senator's nomination a blow to actor

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... supporter, acknowledged that 'two different candidates from the opposition could split votes'. LDP president Edgardo Angara was noticeably absent yesterday from Senator Lacson's ... wants dictatorship,' Senator Lacson said of Mr Angara, who had insisted that Poe was more likely to win, given his immense popularity. The latest survey results showing Poe taking the lead ...

  6. Big turnout that spelled trouble for the DAB

    Posted Nov 24th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... it was confirmed that Ms Ho had been elected with 1,869 votes compared with 1,805 votes for Mr Ip. In both Central and Western district and North Point, DAB members had launched last-ditch efforts to secure as many votes as possible for two key candidates- Mr Ip and lawmaker Choy So-yuk. Although Ms Choy was duly elected, another DAB contender, legislator Lau Kong-wah, was left to fight alone ...

  7. Sri Lanka looks for leadership as the peace process falters

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Mark Williams

    ... year. They can be expected to look unfavourably on any party precipitating expensive elections. But it's an option. Mr Wickremesinghe has made it clear he expects any vote to return his ... under the president's control, she can manipulate any vote in a country where elections are notoriously thuggish, according to Mr Edrisinha. Whatever the next few weeks hold, there is also ...

  8. Strange bedfellows

    Posted Dec 17th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... representatives were then supposed to help explain the policies to Legco and the community to secure public support. After the July 1 shockwave and the District Council vote, the rules of the game ...


    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... as the man who planned the Vietnam war. A high-flyer who could process reams of data and act on the results at great speed, he had his first taste of conflict in the US airforce during the second ...

  10. All eyes on the Russian drama

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest Russian President Vladimir Putin scored a big victory in the parliamentary election this month as United Russia, the pro-Kremlin party, won almost half the seats in the Duma, the lower house. He is set to win a second term in next March ...




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