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World 05 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Anti-China opposition gains ground in Taiwan local election

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's China-friendly ruling party lost a county vote to the opposition on Saturday in elections seen as a first test for President Ma Ying-jeou's policy of engagement with Beijing.

World 04 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

Taiwan elections to test China-friendly ruling party

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan voters will elect local officials on Saturday in the first test of China-friendly President Ma Ying-jeou's popularity a year-and-a-half after he came to power.

World 16 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Ruling Philippine alliance picks presidential hopeful

MANILA (Reuters) - Political allies of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo picked her defence chief on Wednesday as the ruling alliance's candidate for president in the 2010 elections.

Community 16 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM

Orchid hybrid named after mayor

IPOH Datuk Bandar Roshidi Hashim admiring the orchid hybrid, which was named after him by Ipoh Orchid Society secretary S. Rajah during the opening of the 2008 Ipoh Interna-tional Orchid Festival recently.

Community 12 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

Condo officials ignorant of their rights

MANY officials of joint management bodies (JMBs) of high-rise apartments and condominiums have no idea about the provisions of the Building and Common Property (Management and Maintenance) Act 2007 and are often unclear about their rights under the act, according to Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh.

World 19 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Sex and elephants woo voters ahead of Romania polls

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - From parading an elephant through the streets to wrapping a condom on a finger or posing as Jesus, Romanian politicians are finding new ways to woo voters ahead of municipal elections on June 1.

World 19 May 2008 | 12:00 AM

Sex and elephants woo voters ahead of Romania polls

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - From parading an elephant through the streets to wrapping a condom on a finger or posing as Jesus, Romanian politicians are finding new ways to woo voters ahead of municipal elections on June 1.

Lifestyle 17 Dec 2007 | 12:00 AM

Missing out on the outdoors

Children, especially those in urban areas, lack opportunities to play outdoors. Three parents share why this is crucial for a child's development.

Business 26 Nov 2007 | 12:00 AM

INSEAD seminar highlights leadership

WHEN INSEAD held its Leadership Seminar In Asia titled I>Asia 2020: The Limits of Growth/Iat its Singapore campus in October, the highlight of the summit was undoubtedly when Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew fielded questions from the press and participants.

Nation 15 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

International symposium on cities starts tomorrow

More than 250 participants, almost half of them from the Arab region, will be attending the three-day Second International Symposium on Knowledge Cities at the Concorde Hotel in Shah Alam from tomorrow.