Hong Kong legislative elections to be postponed for a year

By Helene Fung Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, announced on Friday night that the Legislative Council elections originally planned for September 2020 will be postponed for a year to September 2021, citing worsening COVID-19 outbreak as the reason. Ms Lam called the decision, made under the authority of a colonial-era emergency ordinance, “the most…

Joe Biden says China and Russia are trying to undermine US election

By Helene Fung US Presidential hopeful Joe Biden reportedly said at a fund raiser that China and Russia are trying to undermine the democratic process in the lead up to the presidential election in November, according to intelligence briefing that he received. The Washington Post quoted Mr Biden as having said “The Russians are still…

Donald Trump gives Roger Stone “get out of jail free” card

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump commuted the 40 months prison sentence of his ally and advisor Roger Stone on Friday (local time), days before Mr Stone was due to report to a federal prison to start serving his sentence for lying under oath to the US Congress investigating Russian interference in the 2016…

Trump to “do other things” if he loses 2020 election

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump said in a TV interview on Fox News Channel that he will “go on and do other things” if he doesn’t win in the American presidential election planned for the 3rd of November. The frontrunners in the election are Mr Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, who is currently…

ANALYSIS: Covid-19 and the Future of Western Australian Politics

Analysis By: Political Expert Dr Ian Cook Mark McGowan’s leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic may have reshaped Western Australian politics for decades to come. Any leader is always one serious misstep away from electoral oblivion, but McGowan has put Labor in a position from which they can hold power for three more elections (the next…

Malaysia faces criticism of democratic regression following political turmoil and activist arrests

By Helene Fung Approximately 20 pro-democracy activists have been arrested and questioned by Malaysian police, after they protested in Kuala Lumpur against backroom political deals that resulted in the resignation of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and the deputy of Dr Mahathir’s Bersatu party, Muhyuddin Yassin, taking over. Malaysia’s colonial era Sedition Act is among the…

Landslide Victory For Pro-Democracy Parties In Hong Kong’s District Council Elections.

Picture Courtesy: TMHK/Frances Hui Hong Kong citizens have rejected the Pro-Beijing Parties at the ballot box yesterday, with Pro-Democracy won with a landslide victory at a scale never seen before. The election was held peacefully yesterday despite the city was overshadowed by months of demonstration, due to the embattled Carrie Lam Government’s relentless push for…