Tag: Politics

Trump conduct ‘beyond anything Nixon did’: House impeachment chair

President Donald Trump, by withholding military aid from Ukraine to demand dirt on a potential 2020 election rival, went beyond anything done by disgraced predecessor Richard Nixon, the Democratic chair of the House impeachment panel alleged Thursday. "What we've seen here is far more serious...

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa brothers back in business

Sri Lanka's divisive Rajapaksa clan consolidated their grip on power on Thursday as newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa swore in his brother Mahinda as prime minister. The siblings are credited with destroying in brutal fashion ethnic Tamil separatists to end Sri Lanka's civil war a...

PM Lee promises to uphold trust in PAP Government as ruling party celebrates 65th anniversary

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has promised to uphold the trust supporters have in the People's Action Party (PAP) Government, on the occasion of the PAP's 65th anniversary. In an email sent to those who subscribe for PAP website updates, PM Lee said the PAP's...

Saudi king urges Iran to quit ‘harmful’ expansionism

Saudi Arabia's King Salman urged arch-rival Iran on Wednesday to abandon an expansionist ideology that has "harmed" its own people, following violent street protests in the Islamic republic. A wave of demonstrations erupted in the sanctions-hit country on Friday after an announcement that petrol prices...

Mahathir says cabinet reshuffle coming soon

By M.KRISHNAMOORTHY PETALING JAYA: Eighteen months after winning the general elections last year, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, finally admitted there is a need for a Cabinet reshuffle. Mahathir says the matter was raised during Bersatu party's supreme council meeting yesterday afternoon during which they...

2,887 days: Abe becomes Japan’s longest-serving premier

by Shingo ITO Shinzo Abe entered the history books as Japan's longest-serving premier on Wednesday, but many of his ambitious goals, including a constitutional revision to strengthen the military, appear far from reach. Wednesday marks Abe's 2,887th day in office, topping the record previously set by...

Hong Kong university protesters defy surrender warnings

by Yan ZHAO / Catherine LAI Dozens of exhausted pro-democracy protesters occupying a Hong Kong university defied warnings to surrender Tuesday on the third day of a stand-off with police, as China sent fresh signals that its patience with nearly six months of unrest was...

Rejecting race card in Johor by-election defeat, Anwar says the government should revise strategy

PKR president Anwar Ibrahim has dismissed the opposition's call for the dissolution of Parliament for snap polls, saying the shock defeat in the by-election in Johor does not mean the entire regime has to quit. The opposition is in a hurry to see general elections in...

Compassion, transparency and accountability at the core of Tan Cheng Bock’s Progress Singapore Party

The Progress Singapore Party (PSP) has revealed that the four core values anchoring the party are Compassion, Transparency, Independence and Accountability. The PSP is by veteran politician Dr Tan Cheng Bock - the very first ex-People’s Action Party (PAP) parliamentarian to start his own opposition party...

Anwar speaks of ‘cartel’ in his party 

Infighting within Anwar's PKR continues to rage and for the first time, party president Anwar Ibrahim made public reference to a certain 'cartel' active in the party. The blogosphere on the internet and social media posts have long referred to a certain grouping in the party as a...