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Thaksin Shinawatra prepares his party for elections in Thailand

February 25, 2018

Thaksin Shinawatra prepares his party for elections in Thailand

http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2134444/hong-kong-and-singapore-thaksin-shinawatra-prepares-his-party

Thaksin Shinawatra with his daughter and son-in-law

The self-exiled former Prime Minister and kingmaker looks ready to lead his Pheu Thai back to power from abroad – but the ruling junta has other plans as it seeks to retain control of the country at the polls. 1,058 more words

Politics

Netanyahu’s downfall is nothing to celebrate | +972 Magazine

The myriad corruption scandals engulfing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have, on a near daily basis, been growing and spreading like cracks in a windshield. True or not, the the question of if King Bibi’s reign is coming to an end feels like it has officially been supplanted by predictions about when the house of cards will come crashing down.

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Israel

Mariam Mokhtar on Tun Dr. Siti Hashmah Mohamed Ali

February 25, 2018

Mariam Mokhtar on Tun Dr. Siti Hashmah Mohamed Ali

http://www.malaysiakini.com

Wife. Mother. Grandmother. Sister. Aunt. Cousin. Friend. Pioneer.

Although many Malaysians harbour mixed feelings about her husband, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali is both loved and respected. 641 more words

Democracy

Of the People

Ranking at or near the top of any list of definitions of democracy is this one from Abraham Lincoln:  …government of the people, by the people, for the people. 889 more words

Musings

Thoughts on Russiagate

So the Russiagate campaign turned up a click in intensity this past week.

As a defensive strategy for the Democratic party, it has some merits… 830 more words

Cardinal Erdo: Democracy's foundations are 'shaking'

A Hungarian cardinal has said that free societies must depend on the wisdom of religion to address the moral and social problems of the modern world. 530 more words