1MDB case must be watertight, says Malaysia’s Mahathir


June 21, 2018 1MDB case must be watertight, says Malaysia’s Mahathir    As prime suspect – and defeated Prime Minister – Najib Razak holidays in Langkawi, Malaysia’s new leader says it is better to build an indisputable case than be swayed by populist sentiment into hasty action. By Zuraidah Ibrahim/ Bhavan Jaipragas http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2151474/1mdb-probe-needs-time-be-watertight-malaysias-mahathir-calls-cool The Malaysian … Continue reading

Immanuel Kant and the Myth of Perpetual Peace


June 21, 2019 Immanuel Kant and the Myth of Perpetual Peace Can the procedures of democratic decision making offer a constitutional solution to the problem of war? by Andrew Beddow http://nationalinterest.org/feature/immanuel-kant-the-myth-perpetual-peace-22087 “Perpetual peace… is nothing more than an idea, an end which, like the “greatest good” or “absolute knowledge,” can never be achieved, but that … Continue reading

Mahathir: The comeback statesman is Prime Minister Again


June 20, 2018 Mahathir: The comeback statesman is Prime Minister Again by Phar Kim Beng http://www.malaysiakini.com COMMENT | With the exception of a Mahathir studies centre in University Utara Malaysia, which may have been disbanded at the height of Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s feisty tussle with Najib Razak, there seems to be no monument or roads … Continue reading

If the US military withdraws from Korea, China will be a big loser


June 20, 2018 If the US military withdraws from Korea, China will be a big loser by Michael Heng http://www.scmp.com Michael Heng says while Beijing has good reason to be wary of American hegemony in the region, it must realise that a US military withdrawal would encourage unwanted developments – nuclear-armed neighbours in a unified … Continue reading

Malaysia: Why Najib Razak deserved to Lose: Face Charges for Corruption


June 20, 2018 Malaysia: Why Najib Razak deserved  to Lose: Face Charges for Corruption

North Korea talks deepen Japan’s dilemma


June 20, 2018 North Korea talks deepen Japan’s dilemma While Trump and Kim warm up ties, Tokyo is left in the cold   by Bilahari Kausikan    https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/North-Korea-talks-deepen-Japan-s-dilemma Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump at their joint news conference at the White House in Washington on June 7   © Reuters Japan was … Continue reading