Campaigns in Hungary for upcoming municipal elections have been tainted by candidates’ sex tapes, alleged drug use and other scandals, while the most important contest ? for mayor of Budapest ? is seen by several pollsters as a statistical dead heat.
An Indonesian official says the Muslim militant who wounded the country’s security minister in a brazen knife attack has been under government surveillance for some time but police have not attempted to arrest him because there was no evidence that he posed an immediate threat.
Thailand’s powerful army chief has declared that the country’s government is virtually at war with its critics, warning that politicians and intellectuals may 'manipulate' young people to stage protests like those in Hong Kong.
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