Politics

Thailand’s Pita says unlikely to be PM after suspension from parliament

BANGKOK, THAILAND — Thailand’s constitutional court suspended reformist Pita Limjaroenrat on Wednesday, in another blow to his hopes of becoming…

Resignation letter from Leon Perera and Nicole Seah to the Workers’ Party

SINGAPORE — Workers’ Party (WP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Aljunied GRC, Leon Perera, and the party’s Youth Wing President,…

Thai reformist suspended from parliament in fresh blow to PM bid

BANGKOK, THAILAND — Thailand’s constitutional court suspended reformist Pita Limjaroenrat on Wednesday, in another blow to his hopes of becoming…

Leon Perera and Nicole Seah resign from Workers’ Party, Pritam Singh confirms affair between the two

SINGAPORE — Workers’ Party (WP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Aljunied GRC, Leon Perera, and the party’s Youth Wing President,…

Beijing appoints Hong Kong national security commissioner

HONG KONG, CHINA — Beijing on Tuesday appointed a commissioner to oversee its national security apparatus in Hong Kong, which…

The double-edged sword of personal indiscretions: How PAP set a new standard for Singapore’s politicians

by Schrodinger’s Speaker In February 2012, during the height of Yaw Shin Leong’s affair rumour scandal, the Worker’s Party had…

Trump says he expects to be indicted in Capitol riot probe

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES — Former US president Donald Trump said Tuesday he expected to be charged over the 6 January…

Former GIC Chief Investment Officer Ng Kok Song announces intent to run for Singapore presidency

Ng Kok Song, 75, former Chief Investment Officer at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), was seen at the…

What is Thailand’s royal defamation law?

BANGKOK, THAILAND — Thailand’s monarchy is protected by one of the world’s toughest defamation laws, making any criticism of King…

Thai reformist faces second uphill battle in bid to become PM

BANGKOK, THAILAND — Reformist Pita Limjaroenrat will again ask Thailand’s parliament to endorse him as prime minister Wednesday but with little…