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Polls Result

Issue of trust will decide who wins leadership race

While the present government stumbles along, public attention is gradually shifting to who might be the candidates for the next chief executive election, and who will win.

Friday, 4 March, 2011, 12:00am

Finance chief promises rethink on MPF injection

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah yesterday promised to revise the unpopular budget and admitted for the first time that the idea of a cash injection into retirement funds had been 'poorly received in the community'.

2 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Abhisit should not overlook red menace

Has Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva just let the 'red genies' out of the bottle? Last week, seven co-leaders of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, the movement that represents the anti-government 'red shirts', were released on bail.

1 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Bookies may be behind shooting at KMT rally

The shooting of the son of the Kuomintang's honorary chairman may have been staged by underground bookmakers hoping to make huge profits through illegal bets on Taiwan's municipal elections.

30 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Abhisit, the state of emergency and why he needs to win an election

For a man who has faced seemingly endless efforts to oust him by both parliamentary ballot and by bullet, by the slippery machinations that are meat and drink to Thai politicians and by street protesters who took over the commercial heart of Bangkok for more than two months, Abhisit Vejjajiva seems remarkably relaxed.

12 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Sides agree on district council nominations but not pace of reform

The biggest parties from both political camps are likely to agree on the nomination requirement for the five new district council seats in the legislature, to be created in 2012.

1 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Uphill struggle

Then-president Jiang Zemin was probably right when he said Hong Kong people were 'too simple, sometimes naive'. Yes, I was simple to have ever harboured a glimmer of hope in Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. Back in 2005, I wrote that Beijing's choice of Tsang was probably best for Hong Kong after the early resignation of Tung Chee-hwa, the first chief executive under Chinese rule.

1 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Masked man's fraud claims cloud Aquino victory

A mysterious masked man, dubbed the 'Koala Bear', has attempted to derail the proclamation of Senator Benigno Aquino as the next president of the Philippines by casting doubts on his sweeping victory.

31 May 2010 - 12:00am

'Cory Magic' casts its spell one more time on voters

When former president Corazon Aquino succumbed to cancer last August, the public's reaction in the Philippines was overwhelming.

16 May 2010 - 12:00am

Think out of the box to end reform deadlock, ADPL urges

The Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood is calling on pan-democrats to adopt 'new thinking' by turning black and white into grey in the course of fighting for universal suffrage.

18 Feb 2010 - 12:00am