Fifteen years after first floating the idea, Singapore moves to decriminalise homosexuality, in a sign of changing times.
Category: South-East Asia
May electoral roundup
A monthly feature: today, updates from Northern Ireland, the Philippines, Schleswig-Holstein and South Ossetia.
Election preview: Philippines
The Philippine presidential election seems a foregone conclusion, with the late dictator's son holding a big lead in the polls.
Return of the veteran in East Timor
East Timor's presidential election was supposed to be for a non-partisan head of state, but in reality it was another step in a long-running political conflict.
Three wins for democracy
Election results and a preview of future blogging on East Timor, Slovenia and France.
December electoral roundup, part 1
The first of a two-part update on recent electoral news. Today Iceland, Kyrgyzstan, the Philippines and Austria.
Twilight of the Duterte era?
The Philippines' controversial president changes his mind about running for vice-president next year. Is he really ready for retirement?
A new leader for Malaysia
Muhyiddin Yassin never succeeded in defining himself as more than a stopgap leader, demonstrating again that the benefit incumbents get from Covid-19 is real but limited.
Democracy shut down in Myanmar
Myanmar's military uses baseless claims of election fraud to seize power. It sounds much too familiar for comfort.
Verdict on corruption in Malaysia
With a former prime minister sentenced for corruption, Malaysia's government will have a difficult task in staying afloat.