Bangladesh police block energy activists demo against U.S firm

Riot police armed with shot guns, tear gas shells and wearing flak jackets foiled a protest march organized by energy activists on Tuesday against government’s plan to sign offshore contracts with an U.S. energy giant. At least 20 activists of the Committee to Protect Oil-Gas and Mineral Resources were injured when riot police clubbed protesters [...]

Singapore’s General Election: First signs of a chink in PAP’s armor?

On May 7th Singapore held its 16th parliamentary election (its 11th since independence from Malaysia in 1967) with the governing Peoples’ Action Party winning 81 of the 87 seats in parliament. While the result was never in doubt, it is testament to the unequal and undemocratic nature of the country’s political system that the result [...]

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