Maoists talk up their chances in Nepal's election

On his last day of campaigning, Maoist chairman Prachanda was playing man of the people - shaking hands with babies and muddying his shoes in the lanes of Kirtipur, a constituency just outside Nepal's capital.

Tuesday, 8 April, 2008, 12:00am

Viewpoint of the victor

When Nepal's unpopular king was stripped of his powers last month, it represented a political victory for the Maoists' commander, Prachanda.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Divide and rule

'I will go to the jungle for justice, and the rain will be my drink.' Such words, echoing an old Chinese folk ballad, have been forgotten by foreign-policy-makers in Beijing when trying to understand their neighbours' political instability. China may now need to relearn some of its own revolutionary history and culture - the hard way.

7 Aug 2007 - 12:00am


RTHK has always spoken up despite official pressure

8 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Nepal shows the way

A massacre of Maoist protesters by a right-wing splinter group of ethnic Madhesis occurred on March 21 in southern Nepal. The tragedy threatened to derail the nation's peace process and undermine the interim coalition government.

3 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Maoists poised to take power - by free election or force

Rebel leader says attempts by the US government and royalists to sabotage the election process in Nepal will not work

27 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

On 'Prachanda's path' to a people's Nepal

Rebel leader outlines his vision of a country taking the best of Maoist philosophy to bring prosperity to everyone

Guerilla guards stand anxiously on the balcony and stairway of the nondescript safe house somewhere in the slums of Kathmandu.

26 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Palace at centre of political intrigue in Kathmandu

Once again, Nepal's royal palace is at the centre of a political storm.

Both the Maoist former rebels and moderate Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala accuse King Gyanendra of trying to destabilise the country.

14 Mar 2007 - 12:00am