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Tong Sang voted in as new French Polynesia assembly president

Published By   /  May 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Elections, Featured, Gaston Tong Sang, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Tahiti, Tahitian elections, Tapura Huiraatira  /  Comments Off on Tong Sang voted in as new French Polynesia assembly president

Territorial President Gaston Tong Sang … elected two months after being given a one-year suspended jail sentence for abusing public funds. Image: RNZ Pacific French Polynesia’s Territorial Assembly has elected the ruling Tapura Huiraatira party’s Gaston Tong Sang as its new assembly president for a five-year term, reports RNZ Pacific. He secured the support of […]

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Timor-Leste finally has a government. But what happens now?

Published By   /  May 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Economic growth, Elections, Featured, Health and Fitness, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oil industry, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peace, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Public health, Public service, Reports, Timor-Leste, Youth  /  Comments Off on Timor-Leste finally has a government. But what happens now?

By Guteriano Neves in Dili After nearly a year of political deadlock resulting from a minority government, and a divisive political campaign, Timor-Leste is set to have a stable government after an early election, held last Saturday. The forthcoming government will face an uneasy task in delivering on the promises made during the campaign. The […]

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‘New dawn’ for Malaysia, pledges freed Anwar Ibrahim after full pardon

Published By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Anwar Ibrahim, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Elections, Featured, Human Rights, justice, Malaysia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pakatan Harapan, PMC Reportage, Political rights, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Royal Pardon  /  Comments Off on ‘New dawn’ for Malaysia, pledges freed Anwar Ibrahim after full pardon

Anwar Ibrahim’s royal pardon paves the way for a return to politics for the former opposition leader who was jailed three years ago for alleged sodomy. Video: Al Jazeera Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been released from prison after receiving a full pardon from the king yesterday, reports […]

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Timor-Leste’s opposition alliance set for win after fractious election

Published By   /  May 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Budget, Elections, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Sustainable Development, Timor-Leste, Timor-Leste elections  /  Comments Off on Timor-Leste’s opposition alliance set for win after fractious election

Xanana Gusmao of the AMP (Allianca Mudanca ba Progresu) coalition delivering his speech during a last day campaign in Dili before the weekend’s election. Image: Valentino Dariell de Sousa/SBS-AFP Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk With more than 99 percent of votes counted in the poll, Timor-Leste’s opposition Alliance of Change for Progress (AMP) was leading at […]

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Timorese vote in fresh general election after tense campaign

Published By   /  May 12, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, Dr Mari Alkatiri, Elections, Featured, Infrastructure, José Ramos-Horta, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Parliament, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, Timor-Leste, Timor-Leste elections, Xanana Gusmao, Youth  /  Comments Off on Timorese vote in fresh general election after tense campaign

By Michael Leach in Dili After a tense month-long campaign and two rest days, East Timorese cast their votes today in the Timor-Leste’s latest parliamentary elections. With the campaign characterised by considerable bitterness between the major parties, much is at stake. Despite narrowly prevailing at the election just nine months ago, the Fretilin-led minority government […]

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Malaysian opposition wins elections, seeks pardon for jailed leader

Published By   /  May 10, 2018  /  Anwar Ibrahim, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Barisan Nasional, Elections, Featured, Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia, Malaysian elections, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Najib Razak, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pakatan Harapan, People's Justice Party, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports  /  Comments Off on Malaysian opposition wins elections, seeks pardon for jailed leader

Supporters of former Malaysian prime minister and successful opposition candidate Dr Mahathir Mohamad celebrate in Kuala Lumpur. Image: Mohd Rasfan/Asian Correspondent/AFP By Emma Richards of Asia Correspondent In a truly historic vote, Malaysia for the first time since independence has fallen to the opposition coalition. “The Palace has contacted us to tell us that we […]

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Tahiti incumbent defies corruption cloud to easily win election

Published By   /  May 10, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Edouard Fritch, Elections, Featured, Gaston Flosse, Independence, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Caledonia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oscar Temaru, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Tahiti, Tapura Huirraatira  /  Comments Off on Tahiti incumbent defies corruption cloud to easily win election

Tahitian President Edouard Fritch … increased majority as pro-independence groups take a hit. Image: Hawai’an Public Radio/Alchetron Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk In the elections held in French Polynesia over the weekend, the ruling party of President Edouard Fritch scored a decisive victory and will return to power with an expanded majority. Neal Conan of Hawai’i […]

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Macron begins New Caledonia visit as independence vote looms

Published By   /  May 3, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Elections, Emmanuel Macron, Featured, France, Francophone, Global, Independence, Kanak independence, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Caledonia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Tahiti, Tahitian elections  /  Comments Off on Macron begins New Caledonia visit as independence vote looms

The Kanak flag and the French Tricolour …. an independence vote is due on November 4. Image: RNZ Pacific Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk French President Emmanuel Macron today began a three-day visit to New Caledonia – six months before the territory’s vote on independence from France, reports RNZ Pacific. Macron is due to meet a […]

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O’Neill government suffers first election court rebuff in Bougainville

Published By   /  April 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Bougainville, Bougainville autonomy, Bougainville Copper Limited, Bougainville mining, Bougainville war, Elections, Environment, Featured, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Mining, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, PNG elections, Press Release, Reports, Rio Tinto, Sam Akoitai  /  Comments Off on O’Neill government suffers first election court rebuff in Bougainville

MIL OSI – Source: Evening Report Arts and Media Headline: O’Neill government suffers first election court rebuff in Bougainville A delighted Sam Akoitai (in red tie) outside the National Court yesterday after winning back his Central Bougainville seat in the National Parliament. Photo: Sally Pokiton/Loop PNG Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Bougainville Affairs Minister Fr Simon […]

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