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Is there a better way to implement democracy around the world?

Is there a better way to implement democracy around the world?

In many countries, the existing government “cheated” by redrawing the electorial boundaries to ensure that they have a better chance of winning the next general election. It is called “gerrymandering”. In some cases, they give money or goodies to the poor people to buy their votes. The poor people are... 

Cybernuts, be happy that SPH not so smart

Cybernuts, be happy that SPH not so smart

In 2001, Naspers, a South African publisher (It published the ST for the apartheid regime) bought a stake in a lossmaking Chinese start-up in the wake of the dotcom bust for US$32m. This week it sold more than US$10bn of its shares in Tencent, the Chinese technology group, a sliver (2%age points) of a stake worth US$167bn which... 

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