Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:20:15
Malaysian PM announces dissolution of parliament for tough election
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Friday announced the dissolution of parliament for a general election that will pose one of the sternest-ever tests for his ruling coalition, due to a massive financial scandal and a challenge from former leader Mahathir Mohamad.
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 01:00:00
Rural and urban activists are transforming women’s lives
Today we are witnessing a remarkable gathering of strength among women all over the world, demonstrating the power of speaking with one voice, as they call for opportunity and accountability, drawing momentum from grassroots networks and coalitions that stretch right up to government leadership.
Mon, 05 Mar 2018 06:45:41
Berlusconi's right-wing coalition ahead in Italy vote: exit polls
Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's right-wing coalition is set to win the most votes in Italy's election but could fall short of an overall majority, according to exit polls published on Sunday.
Sat, 03 Mar 2018 10:01:09
Public invited to help stop illegal online trading of wildlife
The public is invited to become the eyes and ears of online anti-animal-trading efforts through a social media campaign launched by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation (DNP) together with a coalition of conservation NGOs.
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:23:01
Sex scandal opens rift in embattled Australia government
Sydney - Australia's parliamentary sex scandal opened a rift in the governing coalition on Friday as deputy leader Barnaby Joyce described Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as "inept" for criticising his affair with an aide.
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:11:28
Report exposes small-business concerns over digital-trade rules
The Asia Pacific MSME Trade Coalition (AMTC) has released a report assessing how the digital economy offers Micro, Small and Medium Businesses (MSMEs) in the region an opportunity to overcome traditional small-business hurdles to exporting.
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:00:00
Are rival parties aiming towards a coalition?
The two large rival political parties – Pheu Thai and Democrat – have both expressed their objections to the emergence of an unelected prime minister after the next general election.
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:50:36
Malaysia's Mahathir named opposition PM candidate
Shah Alam, Malaysia - Malaysia's veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad was named as the opposition's prime ministerial candidate Sunday as a bruising election battle looms against scandal-plagued premier Najib Razak and his long-ruling coalition.
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 15:05:05
Herbert, Norbert and HC: Austria's far-right triumvirate
Vienna - Austrian conservative "wunderkind" Sebastian Kurz, 31, secured his path to becoming Europe's youngest leader on Saturday with a coalition agreement with the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe).
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:00:00
Suharto dynasty suffers blow to ambitions in Indonesia
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo can afford a sigh of relief this week after his government dodged the fallout from a corruption case engulfing his key coalition partner. Indonesia’s presidency was rocked when Golkar Party chairman Setya Novanto was detained last month as a suspect in one of Indonesia’s biggest-ever corruption cases.
Sat, 02 Dec 2017 01:00:00
The huge role small parties can play
The leverage minor actors hold when coalition governments are born is a catalyst for nepotism
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Thinking the unthinkable: A coalition of the two big parties
If you want to stir a huge debate among friends at this point, when no one is sure when the next election will take place, there is one sure way to ignite a really heated exchange.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:00:00
Manson dead, Mugabe ousted, Merkel foiled – can things get any better?
In the space of a few weeks, President Mugabe of Zimbabwe has been forced out of power, German Chancellor Merkel has failed to create a coalition government,
Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:51:59
More private firms certified as ‘bribe-free’
The Private Sector Collective Action Coalition against Corruption Council has certified 34 more companies that have adopted policies and compliance standards to prevent graft, boosting the total number of certified companies to 264.
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:24:08
Krungsi reaffirms anti-corruption stance
Krungsri Group has been certified for the second time as a member of Thailand’s Private Sector Collective Action Coalition Against Corruption (CAC).