Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Today, we are proud to officially launch the ASEAN Economic Forum, a major initiative under Aseanite Group to bring people together to tackle the challenges facing our region and how we can address them. We humbly hope that AEF...
“Disruption” seems to be the catchword for anyone invested in the future of any industry nowadays as it defines new rules in the society. Its ubiquity stems from “disruptive innovation,” the main concept from Clayton Christensen that has intensified...
It's May 1998 and the Rupiah has collapsed. There are race riots in Jakarta. Chinese-Indonesian owned businesses are being targeted. In Solo, some 556km to the east of the capital, Sumartono Hadinoto, a Chinese-Indonesian businessman is worried. He knows something...
As of late, there has been a spike in the number of our precious animals like tapirs, wild boars, foxes and leopard cats being killed throughout the country. These senseless killings are of no fault of the animals and...
Following the landslide victory led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy in the 2015 national elections, Myanmar embarked on policy reforms of anti-corruption and foreign investment laws, which has led to an increase...
From Thailand’s silk weaving to Malaysian songket weaving, Vietnam’s rattan woven baskets to Filipino pottery ware, Indonesia’s wood carving to Bruneian silversmithing; ASEAN truly has a vibrant range of traditional handicrafts passed down from generation to generation. We pride...
One day in 2013, my mother suddenly called me in panic. At first, I thought something wrong had happened in my house causing her to  react like that. I held my breath, wondering, “Would it be fire attack? Robbery?...
As a Malaysian, ASEAN was formally introduced to me through our lower secondary History syllabus. At 16, we were taught the basics; the organisation’s initial aims, the Bangkok declaration and it’s achievements to date—all in all about 2 pages...
Fearing the worst, many villagers such as Nyoman Gerti take refuge in relief centres set up amid the threat of a volcanic eruption, but able-bodied men stay back to secure their valuable livestock. The last time Bali’s Mount Agung erupted...
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, a Malaysian kindergarten teacher, temporarily lost custody of her three children. In March that year,...
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