Same, same: but different

The 1977 Pulitzer Prize-winning picture by Neal Ulevich of the Associated Press. Source: Flickr Forty years after the October 6, 1976, massacre of students at...

Back to the dark ages 

Thailand is currently experiencing an uneasy peace but this might not last if Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha delays his promised general election again as...

Expect Papuan misery to increase

The looming 50th anniversary of a so-called referendum that condemned the two Papuan provinces to exploitation by Indonesia has coincided with a rising tide...

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...

Time for a palm-oil rethink 

Malaysia and Indonesia’s trade ministers have said they will “discuss and coordinate” palm oil export issues, including organising a joint mission to the EU.  But...

Singapore data-sharing raises privacy concerns

Hacking-prone Singapore has proposed technological reforms to allow consumers to switch between service providers without losing their data on sensitive information about loan repayments...

Malaysia leads way on terror policy

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

Asean ignores real killers

Thailand’s Songkran water festival, starting this week, results in numerous road deaths each year, but the Thai newspapers are filled with stories about a...

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...

Scandals take shine off Asean’s rosy economic future

US vessels in the South China Post. Source: Wikimedia Despite the optimism about regional economic growth, expressed in the form of the new Asean Economic Community,...

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