ASEAN Economic Community: Shining light of the East


May 24, 2016 Ten countries in Southeast Asia are attempting to launch a single market for goods, services, capital, and labor, which has the potential to become one of the largest economies and markets in the world. Here are 12 things to know about the ASEAN Economic Community. The center of global economic gravity is … Continue reading

Moving On in Vietnam, but Remembering Its Lessons


May 24, 2016 The Opinion Pages | Op-Ed Contributors Moving On in Vietnam, but Remembering Its Lessons by John Kerry, John Mccain and Bob Kerrey http://www.nytimes.com AS President Obama visits Vietnam, we are struck by the fact that most citizens of both countries have no living memory of a conflict that claimed the lives of … Continue reading

Malaysia: Light and Political Change will come but Quando’


May 24, 2016 Malaysia: Light and Political Change  will come but Quando’ by Dr. Lim Teck Ghee Once upon a time, not long ago, many Malaysians – the majority,  in fact- believed that change was possible through politics. That was our age of innocence and naivete. No longer now it seems, given the current plague … Continue reading

Ex-DAP Chair Tunku Aziz in the News


May 24, 2016 Ex-DAP Chair Tunku  Aziz  lodges a Police Report against Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad by Anne Muhammad http://www.malaysiakini.com Former Transparency International stalwart Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim has lodged a Police report against ex-Premier Dr Mahathir Mohamad, with regard to his recent remark that the Agong is “likely under house arrest”. Tunku Aziz … Continue reading

The inner life of a restless intellect


May 24, 2016 Benedict Anderson Indonesian scholar The inner life of a restless intellect May 21st 2016 | From the print edition A Life Beyond Boundaries. By Benedict Anderson. Verso; 205 pages; $24.95 and Chronicle of a life unforetold   IN SOUTH-EAST Asia Benedict Anderson, who died last December aged 79, was an intellectual giant. … Continue reading

Obama’s Vietnam “Legacy” Trip: A Reality


May 23, 2016 Obama’s Vietnam “Legacy” Trip: A Reality  By Greg Rushford Air Force One touched down yesterday evening in Hanoi. The White House and influential Washington think-tank scholars are spinning President Barack Obama’s three-day Vietnam visit as a “legacy” moment, validating the president’s “pivot” to Asia. Expect much warm talk of how America is … Continue reading