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  1. KMT leader returns to party in crisis

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... of the legislature. Their heated campaign disputes this month have become a source of division within the 110-year-old party. Mr Lien, who voted for Mr Wang in the July 16 election, left Taiwan for the US shortly after the vote. The result of the election, which Mr Ma won in a landslide, came as a surprise to most KMT officials and has sown a seed of discord within the party. The KMT ruled Taiwan ...

  2. Fewer than 100 more votes will ensure a 'no contest'

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... to the last to knock out his rivals. The almost certain successor to Tung Chee-hwa picked up more votes yesterday, but stirred controversy at a meeting with legal-sector electors and still has more ... colleagues had also backed him. Another two or three were likely to follow suit soon, he said. All but four of the 36 votes in the sector were initially seen as backing Mr Lee. But 22 of them ...

  3. Arroyo widens role of ex-ICAC chief

    Posted Jun 21st 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Visiting Philippine president says Tony Kwok, already adviser to ombudsman, will aid government departments' graft fight Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo yesterday announced during a whirlwind visit to Hong Kong that she ...

  4. Gambling on a blood-soaked traitor

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Jones

    ... This is despite the fact he finished fourth of 18 candidates in last October's direct presidential elections with 10 per cent of the popular vote. Elaborate horror stories of deceit and barbarity ...

  5. Anwar plots political comeback

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur In much-changed Malaysia, he faces an uphill battle Former deputy prime minister turned opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim returned home yesterday after several months overseas to fire up his flagging career. While Mr Anwar ma ...

  6. KMT chief takes up Beijing's offer

    Posted Apr 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Jacky Hsu

    ... and the Taiwanese government could think of the interests of the island and its people and accept the result of Mr Chiang's visit. He was referring to the so-called consensus reached by Mr Chiang ...

  7. A sweeter carrot and harder stick

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Little more than a month after the passage of Beijing's Anti-Secession Law, the cross-strait situation has undergone a remarkable change. While there has been some negative fallout, with Taiwan delaying talks on expanding chartered flight ...

  8. Image and credibility at the heart of Erap's troubles

    Posted Jan 21st 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Today marks the fourth anniversary of the downfall of a bitter and unrepentant Joseph Estrada, writes Mary Ann Benitez The Park View apartment is sprawling, fully furnished with a long dining table and throne-like seats with high backs. The bay window aff ...

  9. Ruling party loses its majority

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in by-elections over the weekend, which resulted in the loss of its parliamentary majority. The Uri Party failed to win even one of the six seats up for grabs in Saturday's vote, eroding its original ... at the same time and in which the ruling party failed to make any headway. Party chairman Moon Hee-sang, who faced criticism from party members following the vote, called on his party to engage ...

  10. Universal suffrage just one item on marchers' growing wish list

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... democracy march. 'About one in three of those who marched has voted.' The government has rejected calls to hold an official referendum, which could be seen as a direct challenge ... the government would take into account the strong democratic aspirations of the public when publishing electoral proposals later this year. He noted that yesterday's result- 98 per cent supported ...




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