Thein Sein talks tough on violence

7 May, 2013
By Nirmal Ghosh | Source: ANN

Senseless, irrational, reactionary and extremist behaviour threatens Myanmar’s reforms and transition to democracy, President Thein Sein has warned in a TV message. The caution – and a pledge to ensure the basic rights of

GE13: Bersih to wait and see on new government

7 May, 2013
Source: The Star

Bersih 2.0 is withholding its recognition of the newly-elected government until it has investigated reports of electoral fraud received. This comes in the wake of the elections on Sunday, which Bersih said had been

Barisan Nasional Retains Federal Government

6 May, 2013
Source: News Straits Times

Barisan Nasional (BN) has won 133 of the 222 parliamentary seats compared with the opposition’s 89 seats, based on the final tally of the 13th General Election (GE13). The final results came in at

Government makes Traditional Formal Wear a Requirement

6 May, 2013
By Vientiane Times | Source: The Nation

The Laotian government is requiring its national formal wear be used instead of normal suits on important domestic and international occasions in order to promote Lao traditions and culture and showcase the characteristics of

Government borrowings drop 61.2%

6 May, 2013
By Bettina Faye V. Roc | Source: BusinessWorld Online

STATE BORROWINGS dropped by more than half year-on-year in the first quarter as the government continued to trim down its external debt, data from the Bureau of the Treasury showed. The government borrowed a

Malaysians vote to decide fate of world’s longest-ruling coalition

5 May, 2013
By Anuradha Raghu and Niluksi Koswanage | Source: Reuters

Malaysians voted on Sunday in an election that could weaken or even end the rule of the world’s longest-ruling coalition, which faces a stiff challenge from an opposition pledging to clean up politics and

Malaysians start voting in 2013 General Election

5 May, 2013
By TODAYonline | Source: Reuters

Malaysians have begun voting in an election that could weaken or even end the rule of one of the world’s longest-lived coalitions, which faces a stiff challenge from an opposition pledging to clean up

Malaysia opposition has narrow lead ahead of election

4 May, 2013
By Siva Sithraputhran and Yantoultra Ngui | Source: Reuters

Malaysia’s opposition enjoys a very narrow lead over the long ruling National Front for the first time in a key poll issued on Friday, two days before an election in the Southeast Asian country.