Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was moved into police custody after being arrested yesterday, an unprecedented move against a former army chief of staff ahead of key elections.Saturday, 20 April, 2013, 2:20am
Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf fled to his heavily secured luxury villa yesterday after a court ordered he be held over charges that he illegally arrested top judges in 2007. Surrounded by bodyguards, the 69-year-old pushed past police outside the High Court in Islamabad shortly after judges refused to extend bail granted to him last month.19 Apr 2013 - 2:19am
Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf was yesterday disqualified from contesting elections next month, crushing his ambition to "save" the troubled nuclear-armed nation just weeks after his return from exile.18 Apr 2013 - 2:20am
After a week of sometimes bizarre scrutiny of candidates for Pakistan's election, fears are growing that the process has failed to weed out the bribe-takers and tax-dodgers it was targeting.13 Apr 2013 - 3:07am
Islamabad has brokered an end to a protest challenging its rule that paves the way to historic elections, but rising violence in the weak nuclear-armed state is still a threat.18 Jan 2013 - 7:52pm
Critics of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said yesterday her allies had taken a first step in their efforts to abolish the presidential system of government, in an attempt to allow her to retain power as a prime minister after her term expired.4 Jun 2009 - 12:00am
There is no mistaking the determination of Kaliammal Sinnasamy, 39, the Hindu woman at the centre of a widening religious quarrel between Malaysia's majority Muslims and its significant non-Muslim minority over so-called creeping Islam.19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
Financial consultant Miljuan Hadjiran, 38, just wants to practise his religion as he sees fit - but the Islamic authorities will not allow it.
'We are Muslims but they raid us, seize our books and even stop us from praying,' said British-educated Mr Miljuan. 'They won't let us enter a mosque and they won't let us build our own either.'14 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
During last year's chief executive by-election as well as the election in 2002, there was much public criticism about a system that allows a sole candidate to be declared elected, without a contest. One may argue that the system is reasonable because it ensures that someone takes the post even if no opponent comes forward.7 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
A large-scale publicity blitz on the 10th anniversary of the promulgation of the Basic Law will be held next year to strengthen public understanding of the mini-constitution.7 Oct 1999 - 12:00am
The future of the legal system could hinge on one word. And that word is 'shall'.
Barristers challenging the Government claim Hong Kong's laws ended at midnight on June 30. According to the Basic Law, common law 'shall be maintained' after the handover.23 Jul 1997 - 12:00am