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Nazarbayev Nephew Subject of Bloody January ‘Abuse of Power’ Investigation

Nazarbayev Nephew Subject of Bloody January ‘Abuse of Power’ Investigation

By Catherine Putz
Since the violent unrest of January 2022 in Kazakhstan, Samat Abish has remained in the shadows of various investigations. He’s now a target.

Wind Is Back in the Sails of India’s Congress Party

Wind Is Back in the Sails of India’s Congress Party

By Kavita Chowdhury
Over the past decade, the party seemed like a rudderless ship. That has changed. There is a new-found aggression in the party.
Anwar Ibrahim’s Triad of Critical Challenges

Anwar Ibrahim’s Triad of Critical Challenges

By M. Bakri Musa
The Malaysian prime minister is hoping that by tackling one challenge – corruption – he can make inroads into the other two.

Mamai ‘Banned Everywhere’ as Court Clarifies Suspended Sentence Terms 

Mamai ‘Banned Everywhere’ as Court Clarifies Suspended Sentence Terms 

By Catherine Putz
The court clarified that Mamai, a noted opposition politician, is indeed banned from all conceivable forms of participation in social or political conversations in Kazakhstan. 

South Korean Court Denies Arrest Warrant for Opposition Leader Lee in Corruption Allegations

South Korean Court Denies Arrest Warrant for Opposition Leader Lee in Corruption Allegations

By Kim Tong-hyung
The judge said the evidence collected so far raises “substantial suspicion” about Lee’s involvement in the Seongnam development case, but not to a level that warrants his detainment.

Thai Protest Leader Sentenced to 4 Years Prison for Royal Defamation

Thai Protest Leader Sentenced to 4 Years Prison for Royal Defamation

By Sebastian Strangio
The case against Arnon Nampa is one of at least 257 lese-majeste cases that are currently working their way through the Thai judicial system.

Pakistan’s Fatal Electricity Bills

Pakistan’s Fatal Electricity Bills

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Inflation and taxes have sent Pakistani electric bills soaring, leading to protests, shuttered businesses, and a wave of suicides.
What Do Bangladeshis Think About Democracy, Human Rights, and Elections?

What Do Bangladeshis Think About Democracy, Human Rights, and Elections?

By Mubashar Hasan
Two surveys provide useful insights into how Bangladeshis view elections and their concerns over democracy, human rights and price rise.

Son of Indonesian President Takes Helm of Youth-Oriented Political Party

Son of Indonesian President Takes Helm of Youth-Oriented Political Party

By Sebastian Strangio
The ascent of the political neophyte Kaesang Pangarep reflects long-standing dynastic patterns in Indonesian politics.

Does Japan’s Kishida Fumio Deserve the ‘Profiles in Courage’ Award?

Does Japan’s Kishida Fumio Deserve the ‘Profiles in Courage’ Award?

By Jio Kamata
So far, South Korea's President Yoon has been more proactive in advancing the relationship – and more willing to tolerate political risks at home.

Surviving the Refugee Boats and Building a Vietnamese Museum in Australia

Surviving the Refugee Boats and Building a Vietnamese Museum in Australia

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with Mylinh Lee, who arrived in Australia in a boat as a child and a refugee.
Pakistan to Hold General Elections in Late January

Pakistan to Hold General Elections in Late January

By Munir Ahmed
The announcement puts to rest speculation that the election, which was due to be held in November, would be indefinitely postponed.

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