Asia Pacific Topics

Oct 17, 2016

Thai king's death reportedly won't delay election

The death of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej will not affect plans to hold a general election in 2017, media reported Monday, dismissing speculation that the military government would delay the poll as the country enters a year of mourning. Thais continued to flock from ...

Philippines' Duterte gets high ratings in poll

Oct 6, 2016

Philippines' Duterte gets high ratings in poll

An independent poll released Thursday showed that more than three-quarters of Filipinos are satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte, even though he is under fire internationally for his deadly crackdown on suspected drug dealers and users. The survey, conducted by Social Weather Stations from Sept. ...