Student activists have handed over a memo to the Home Affairs Ministry in Putrajaya this afternoon demanding reforms to the police and the resignation of Home Affairs Minister Zahid Hamidi.
President Hugo Chavez who has passed away reduced poverty and income inequalities in Venezuela, empowered his people through participatory local democracy, and built a bulwark against neoliberalism in Latin America. See below for a video discussion of his legacy.
The Workers’ Party has upset the PAP in the Punggol East by-election, its candidate polling 54 per cent of the votes cast. Check out the wild celebrations by WP supporters.
Now this guy makes more sense than certain politicians we know.
Live discussion of the implications of the US presidential elections. Ordinary Americans now have to build movements to put climate change, sustainable development, universal healthcare and workers’ rights at the top of the agenda.
Tariq Ramadan said that Islam and democracy are not incompatible, but we should be careful about economic and cultural colonisation.
There is a lot more than meets the eye in global politics. And now there are attempts to rewrite history.
Singapore holds a much-watched by-election tomorrow for the Hougang seat, a Workers Party stronghold. In the 2011 general election, the Workers’ Party polled 64.8 per cent of the votes to win by a 6787-vote majority. And the contrasting turnouts at the PAP and Workers Party rallies this time around have been telling. Does this look familiar? The first video below (loaded by The New Paper) is of a PAP rally on 20 May and the second is by someone else from a different angle. The difference lies in the camera angle and perspective. From a different perspective: And this was the huge crowd at the final Workers’ Party rally last night:
Former IGP and Genting deputy chairman Hanif Omar will head an ‘independent panel’ to probe the incidents of violence at the Bersih 3.0 rally.
Note: This blog will resume updates and comment moderation on 9 April 2012 From across the causeway, a light-hearted look at what it takes to become a successful politician with more than a grain of truth to it.