Commentary / World Mar 31, 2000

'Sleepy hollow' to gauge mood of Malaysian voters

SINGAPORE -- The stakes are high for Malaysia's leading party and its archrival when they meet Saturday in a crucial by-election whose outcome will be decided by the Chinese minority holding the balance of power. The United Malays National Organization (UMNO) and the theocratic Islamic ...

Commentary / World Feb 4, 2000

Wounded dragon dances again in Jakarta

SINGAPORE -- The first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year will be celebrated Saturday on a grand scale in many shops and homes. This has been the tradition among overseas Chinese communities in Southeast Asia, particularly in Singapore and Malaysia. But for Indonesia's 6 ...