So a six-man Malaysian election observer team, led by the Malaysian Election Commission deputy chairman, have declared the Uzbekistan elections "fair" even though critics have described it as a "non-election". Remember, the Uzbekistan government is notorious for torturing dissidents and...
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....
Just watching the 50th Merdeka celebrations on TV and I can't help but notice how top BN politicians are dominating the proceedings. The 8tv talk show hosts are singing the praises of the PM. Samy and Ong Ka Ting are...
It's just two more days to polling day in Singapore - and the democratic awakening sweeping across the world has not left the island republic untouched. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QD7meDA8oo&w=470&h=285] "Singapore is a country - not a company," says private teacher Michelle...
Today, J B Jeyaretnam is laid to rest after a long struggle for democracy and human rights in Singapore. Looking back, we can now see what an inspirational life he led, his principles and idealism shining forth like a...
Well, there you have it. The ICJ has declared that the jurisdiction of Pedra Branca falls to Singapore by a 12-4 majority. The other territory - Middle Rocks - falls to Malaysia by a 15-1 majority. A glum-looking RTM presentator says...
Some people complain when they hear sermons from religious preachers which they think are too “political”. Many feel uncomfortable when these preachers question the existing social and economic and even political order and the prevailing values of the day....
Now this guy makes more sense than certain politicians we know. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdpdWzSEHRY?rel=0&w=450&h=253]
http://www.youtube.com/v/GPuppfET5LI&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 Some odds and ends: In his address in Parliament, Lim Guan Eng slams Maybank's controversial RM8.5 billion acquisition of an Indonesian bank  from Singapore's Temasek Holdings (see video clip above); Farish Noor cautions democratic-minded politicians of the potential shortcomings in a...
This was what happened when Komas organised a screening of 'No Fire Zone', a documentary about the events leading up to the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka when thousands of people were killed in extra-judicial executions...

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