Vietnam: political change, economic stability

The sun is rising on Vietnam's economy. Source: Wikimedia The markets have been worried by the Vietnamese Communist Party’s apparent inability to opt for a...

Najib’s 2016 is looking up

Saudi Arabia has plenty of money to invest at home and abroad. Source: FlickrMalaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been handed a welcome end...

Saudi donation key to unstable region

Malaysia's Najib Razak is looking secure again. Source: WikimediaThe Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MCAA) and Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali today cleared Prime Minister Najib Razak of...

Thais cower under rule of cruel clowns

The model of the king's water aerator and the giant "shrine" to his achievements in Bangkok's Rama IX park. Source: Asean EconomistThailand’s unappealing military...

Malaysia’s economy stays strong amid Chinese stumble

Malaysia is coping with 2016 better than its Asean neighbours. Source: WikimediaFrom the global perspective, 2016 has already caused significant economic concerns, with the...

Asean economic hopes high after mixed 2015

The muddy docks in Yangon. Myanmar is tipped to see the fastest growth in Asean this year. Photo: the authorSoutheast Asia greets the new year...

Suu Kyi: new Mandela or old populist?

Aung San Suu Kyi memorabilia is selling well at the National League for Democracy headquarters in Yangon. Source: William BaldwinAung San Suu Kyi walks a...

Malaysia leads way on terror policy

Muslim Malaysia is trying to promote a positive alternative to extremism. Source: FlickrKuala Lumpur has recently hosted several large, regional summits and is claiming to...

Does Thailand need another coup?

The coup was the easy part. Source: WikimediaIncompetent economic policies and repression of any form of protest appear to be dominating the Thai news...

PM Najib heads to UMNO party conference on the back of strong economy

PM Najib heads to UMNO party conference on the back of strong economy. Source: WikimediaPrime Minister Najib Razak, ahead of his United Malays National Organization...

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