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Combating Religious Extremism: To Interfere, Or Not To Interfere?

Religious extremism has been an issue in Southeast Asia for decades. Even before the September 11 attacks, when religious extremism started becoming a buzzword in...
Najib Razak

Clock Is Ticking For UMNO

Malaysia has spoken. And she did not mince her words when it came to UMNO. Once part of a ruling coalition that had never failed...
Mahathir Mohamad Najib Razak

GE14: Whose Narrative Is It Anyway?

Malaysia will go to its 14th General Election (GE14) on the 9th May 2018 in what caretaker prime minister Najib Razak has dubbed as “the Mother...
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang laughs with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during a signing ceremony at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, April 8, 2018. Picture: Parker Song/Pool via Reuters

Singapore-led ASEAN Favors China Over US

In a nod towards Beijing, city-state puts free trade rather than South China Sea disputes at center of regional bloc's 2018 agenda. Singapore’s anticipated chairmanship...
Diagnosing the Causes of Inequality Crucial to Creating Good Policy in ASEAN

Diagnosing the Causes of Inequality

Diagnosing the Causes of Inequality Crucial to Creating Good Policy in ASEAN One startling figure about recent global growth is that 82% of all wealth...
Beyond Bitcoin: The next cryptocurrencies to watch

Beyond Bitcoin: The Next Cryptocurrencies To Watch

Last year saw Bitcoin's value balloon rapaciously, but its stunning ascent now seems to have faltered. Slow transactions, exorbitant energy usage and the looming threat...
Korean peninsula peace talks

ASEAN May Play Key Role in Korean Peninsula Talks

The group of Southeast Asian nations has managed to stay engaged with the Hermit Kingdom, Richard Javad Heydarian reports from Pyongyang. Weeks ahead of the...

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POLITICS

Clock Is Ticking For UMNO

Malaysia has spoken. And she did not mince her words when it came to UMNO. Once part of a ruling coalition that had never failed...

GE14: Whose Narrative Is It Anyway?

Malaysia will go to its 14th General Election (GE14) on the 9th May 2018 in what caretaker prime minister Najib Razak has dubbed as “the Mother...

Singapore-led ASEAN Favors China Over US

In a nod towards Beijing, city-state puts free trade rather than South China Sea disputes at center of regional bloc's 2018 agenda. Singapore’s anticipated chairmanship...

ECONOMY

Diagnosing the Causes of Inequality

Diagnosing the Causes of Inequality Crucial to Creating Good Policy in ASEAN One startling figure about recent global growth is that 82% of all wealth...

Cryptocurrencies: The Economist’s Perspective

On December 19, 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) advised caution over cryptocurrencies. A fewdays later, a similar warning was issued by the...

MRAgration — ASEAN’s step towards labour mobility, explained

If you want to work abroad, you typically need a job offer and a work permit. If you are in a regulated profession—i.e., if...

SOCIETY

Combating Religious Extremism: To Interfere, Or Not To Interfere?

Religious extremism has been an issue in Southeast Asia for decades. Even before the September 11 attacks, when religious extremism started becoming a buzzword in...

Four Nations Unite Against MasterChef UK Judge Over Rendangate

The “crispy rendang” controversy is heating up, with the people of four nations uniting to slam a MasterChef UK judge for suggesting that Malaysians...

What This Malaysian Teacher’s Struggle Says About the Strength of Southeast...

From an Indonesian mayor to a make-up magnate in Myanmar, more and more women are refusing to accept the status quo. In 2009, Indira Gandhi,...

TECHNOLOGY

Beyond Bitcoin: The Next Cryptocurrencies To Watch

Last year saw Bitcoin's value balloon rapaciously, but its stunning ascent now seems to have faltered. Slow transactions, exorbitant energy usage and the looming threat...

Transforming the Philippines with Internet of Things applications

At a glance The Philippines is located in Southeast Asia, on the eastern rim of the Asiatic Mediterranean. It is an archipelago consisting of 7100...

Malaysia, The Next Regional Internet-of-Things (IoT) Development Hub?

At a glance Malaysia is in South East Asia, and it is the third largest economy in the region. Previously, the country relied greatly on...