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  1. 61. news | 26 Feb 2015

    Asian politics becomes risky

    ASIAN POLITICS

    » It's not just Thailand. Political leaders in Asia increasingly face the threats of jail and arrests - often due to politics. This is a look at these recent developments by the Associated Press.

  2. 62. news | 25 Feb 2015

    China trumpets Xi's 'Four Comprehensives' theory

    By AFP

    » BEIJING - Chinese state-run media gave wall-to-wall coverage Wednesday to President Xi Jinping's newly declared "Four Comprehensives" political theory as he consolidates power and advances his own brand of Communist...

  3. 63. news | 25 Feb 2015

    Protests blamed as Hong Kong misses growth targets

    By AFP

    » HONG KONG - Hong Kong's leadership blamed months of pro-democracy protests Wednesday as the economy fell well short of predicted growth in 2014, and warned that "prolonged political bickering" could do more damage t...

  4. 64. news | 25 Feb 2015

    Bangladesh court issues arrest warrant for opposition leader

    By AFP

    » DHAKA - A Bangladeshi court Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia for failing to attend hearings on graft cases, amid growing political turmoil in the country.

  5. 65. news | 25 Feb 2015

    Non-parties get poll go-ahead

    By Mongkol Bangprapa, Newspaper section: News

    » Pattaya - The Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) has approved a proposal to allow political groups to contest elections under both the party list and constituency systems.

  6. 66. news | 25 Feb 2015

    Politics-linked inmates get help

    POLITICS

    By Achara Ashayagachat, Newspaper section: News

    » The Constitution Drafting Committee's (CDC) reconciliation panel pledged to help prisoners jailed for acts of political violence seek pardons after visiting them in prison yesterday.

  7. 67. news | 24 Feb 2015

    Australian PM says no confidence in rights chief after report

    By AFP

    » SYDNEY - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday said he has lost confidence in the head of the nation's Human Rights Commission, calling a report criticising the detention of asylum-seeker children a "poli...

  8. 68. news | 24 Feb 2015

    Charged scenes as dramatist pair jailed for lese majeste

    By Achara Ashayagachat, Newspaper section: News

    » The Criminal Court has sentenced two dramatists from The Wolf's Bride political play to five years in jail for lese majeste but reduced the term by half after they confessed.

  9. 69. news | 24 Feb 2015

    CDC backs new ethics watchdog

    By Mongkol Bangprapa, Newspaper section: News

    » The Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) has endorsed a proposal for a new independent body to initiate ethics investigations against political office-holders and state officials.

  10. 70. news | 23 Feb 2015

    CDC proposes 'national virtue assembly'

    By Mongkol Bangprapa

    » The Constitution Drafting Committee agreed on Monday to establish a panel responsible for conducting ethics inquiries against political office holders and senior government officials.

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