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Contested presidential vote a test of the strength of Indonesian democracy

The announcement on Tuesday evening that Joko Widodo has won the Indonesian presidential election with over 53 per cent of the popular vote is good news for the country and the region.

24 Jul 2014 - 1:41AM

The announcement on Tuesday evening that Joko Widodo has won the Indonesian presidential election with over 53 per cent of the popular vote is good news for the country and the region.

Contested presidential vote a test of the strength of Indonesian democracy
Thailand’s army was just biding its time under pro-Thaksin rule

While international condemnation of last Thursday's military coup in Thailand has been strong, it is often assumed that the military had to act to break an intractable deadlock in Thai politics.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

While international condemnation of last Thursday's military coup in Thailand has been strong, it is often assumed that the military had to act to break an intractable deadlock in Thai politics.

Thailand’s army was just biding its time under pro-Thaksin rule
The hypocrisy of Thai Democrats

To many outsiders, the ongoing "occupation of Bangkok" by anti-government demonstrators seems only half protest and the rest fiesta. But despite the high spirits, the protest is an act of political desperation.

17 Jan 2014 - 9:59PM

To many outsiders, the ongoing "occupation of Bangkok" by anti-government demonstrators seems only half protest and the rest fiesta. But despite the high spirits, the protest is an act of political desperation.

The hypocrisy of Thai Democrats