All eyes on Suu Kyi 

Aung San Suu Kyi now faces her greatest challenge. Source: Wikimedia With the exception of Nelson Mandela's words when he was finally released from Robben...

Duterte’s odd road to peace

Peace with the communists has evaded successive administrations. Source: YouTube Not content to unleash the mass slaughter of any Filipino with an alleged link to...

Nimble island needs to adapt again

The Jurong Industrial Estate was developed in the 1960s to industrialise the economy. Source: Wikimedia Singapore's financial troubles are raising questions about the trade hub's...

What China forgets to remember

Victims of earlier Sino-Vietnamese tensions. Ethnic Chinese refugees from Vietnam are confined to a dockyard camp in Hong Kong in 1979. Source: Flickr   As Beijing...

An unholy alliance

April 1975. The Khmer Rouge celebrate as they enter Phnom Penh. Source: Flickr Cambodia's success in blocking a united Asean approach to the South China...

Buddhist bully cowers after NLD pressure

Buddhism is an intrinsic part of Burmese society. Source: Asean Economist   The Burmese nationalist Buddhist organisation, called the Committee for the Protection of Nationality and...

Junta admits ‘drug war’ failure

Thailand’s prison population has exploded since the Thaksin years. Source: Pixabay Thailand’s repressive junta is beginning to admit that the kingdom’s 13-year hard-line narcotics policy...

Tribunal rips maritime dispute open

China’s reclamation work was condemned for causing severe environmental harm. Source: YouTube The uneasy stalemate between China and most of the global community over the...

Brexit flotsam arrives in Asean

The scale of the European Union’s bureaucracy dwarfs anything in Asean. Source: Wikimedia   The impact of Britain’s vote to leave the EU on June 23...

Jokowi’s mixed messages

Jakarta International School. Indonesia’s expat institutions are feeling the pinch. Source: Wikimedia As ever, Indonesia is sending out mixed messages. It wants foreign investment but...

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