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Letters 18 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Getting the timing right for elections

With national polls looming, the two Grand Old Men of South-East Asian politics seek to impose their respective world views, one to engage the 'enemy without' and the other, the 'enemy within'.

Ceritalah 18 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Getting the timing right for elections

With national polls looming, the two Grand Old Men of South-East Asian politics seek to impose their respective world views, one to engage the 'enemy without' and the other, the 'enemy within'.

AseanPlus News 01 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Ex-senator to take on Arroyo in May elections

B>MANILA:/BAn ex-Philippine senator who has consistently beat out President Gloria Arroyo in election surveys declared his candidacy yesterday, vowing to end graft and stamp his mark in South-East Asian politics.

Nation 23 Mar 2015 | 6:51 AM Premium

Photo Gallery: Lee Kuan Yew (16 Sept. 1923 – 23 March 2015)

Lee Kuan Yew, (born 16 September 1923 – 23 March 2015) was the first Prime Minister of Singapore, governing for three decades. Lee, recognised as the founding father of modern Singapore and a grandee of Asian politics, has died at the age of 91.

Nation 15 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Bangladesh’s crucial balancing act

The nation’s warming relationship with China comes when its ties with India are at a record high.

Lifestyle 14 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

The media as political actors

MEDIA AND POLITICS IN PACIFIC ASIA - Review by YEOH SENG GUAN

World 08 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

INSIGHT: Brutal prisons complicate Myanmar's reform push

YANGON (Reuters) - During his four years in a Myanmar jail, Buddhist monk Ashin Kawvida was kept in solitary confinement. Interrogators beat him. Prison seemed to have no rules, he said.

Singapore 29 Aug 2016 | 3:48 AM Premium

Who can step up as Singapore’s next leader?

A fainting episode by Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during a televised address highlights the need to identify a successor - but whom it might be is far from clear.

AseanPlus News 28 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

A Great Wall of the sea

MISCHIEF Reef, anyone? Few have heard of it, or the Spratlys or Paracel Islands, even now; some are just rocks barely visible above water. Why should anyone care?