The over-internationalisation of the domestic affairs of ASEAN member states (AMS) and judgmental statements from the European Union (EU) on ASEAN affairs are ruining ASEAN’s reputation.
Singaporean leaders tend to be blunt when it comes to Chinese affairs. The ongoing turmoil in Hong Kong is no exception.
Extreme acts of violence are shaking our world. Whether they’re happening in Chile, Bolivia, Syria or Hong Kong — violence levels seem to be rising on a daily basis.
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen called for the restoration and enhancement of an open and inclusive multilateral system and rules-based international order at the second Asia Pacific Summit in Phnom Penh.
To those claiming the rioters in Hong Kong are peaceful protesters, the question is how violent do the rioters need to be for them to describe things as they really are, rather than how they try to portray them.
When Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo triggered mass protests in September over his support for regressive amendments to the Criminal Code and the founding statute of Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), he beat a hasty retreat.
As the recent social civil unrests in Baghdad, Barcelona, Hong Kong and Quito will attest, riots have not only become more frequent but the damage that they inflict have become much more considerable.
EBA has been a test on the ability of the Royal Government of Cambodia to withstand geopolitical pressure under the label of democracy and human rights.
This is a question we need to ask ourselves but before answering we need to acknowledge the diversity of expectations and aspirations that we all have for oceans, which cover more than two-thirds of the planet’s surface.
The world isn’t fair. But that’s not new; what’s new is the speed and intensity with which popular fury at this unfairness is boiling over into sustained political protests.
Currently, Cambodia’s domestic issue is being over-internationalized- this leads to the undermining of the country’s sovereignty, independence, peaceful democratization, and economic well-being.
It is for the first time in nearly 500 years that Cambodia has obtained complete peace and stability, along with remarkable socio-economic development thanks to the leadership of Samdech Hun Sen.
The conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians has been recently overshadowed by new conflicts and wars in the Middle East. But during the past week, two events have reminded us that this decades long conflict is still smoldering on.
At the third RCEP Summit held in Bangkok, leaders announced that 15 of the 16 participating countries had concluded the “text-based negotiations” for “a modern, comprehensive, high-quality, and mutually beneficial” RCEP agreement.
The Chinese economy is facing downward pressure, which brings uncertainty to economic policy.
The recent cancellation of the start of EU membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, vetoed by France, has had very negative consequences for the volatile Western Balkan region.
The Supreme Court has decided that the Ram temple to be built on the Ayodhya site, and a mosque to come up on an alternative site of five acres in “a prominent place” in Ayodhya, the right thing to do now is to Look far ahead.
Profoundly troubling signs from human activities”, including but not limited to growing livestock populations, global tree cover loss and higher carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.
The US has once again disparaged the Chinese economy to entertain itself. US President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed China’s supply chain was “all broken, like an egg” and said China wanted a deal more than the US did.
Visible diplomatic breakthroughs in the frozen India-Pakistan terrain are rare. When they occur, they must be applauded and celebrated. The opening of the Kartarpur corridor is one such breakthrough.
On Thursday, Nov 9, 1989, I turned on the Berlin television news just after 7.30pm, out of habit. When the host announced the incredible news that the Berlin Wall was coming down, like so many others I was overwhelmed by a feeling of joy and relief.
Donald Trump pulling the US out of the Paris climate accord isn’t really a surprise, even if the move made headlines. International climate protection is much more stable than most people think.
Thailand wrapped up its tenure as chair of the 35th ASEAN Summit and related meetings in Bangkok, handing over the torch to Vietnam for next year.
India on Monday decided not to join the RCEP trade agreement, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi telling leaders of the 15 other participating countries the deal doesn’t satisfactorily address New Delhi’s “outstanding issues and concerns”.
Sam Rainsy lies. He cheats. He is a storyteller. A schizophrenic dreamer, he disavows his word. He betrays the trust of naive people who support him with money. He promises a fairytale democratic paradise.
To understand Rainsy, one needs know his past, his family situation, his education and his political commitment.
Hong Kong has been critically hit by a series of violent protests and riots since June. This vibrant city is now faced with a severe political crisis leading to economic slowdown and social unrest.
The “unexpected” trade spat between Japan and South Korea revealed that it is the support from Japanese suppliers that has allowed South Korean companies to dominate the semiconductor market for so many years.
The ASEAN summit and East Asia Summit held in Bangkok allowed Russia to once again establish its position in the region.
Most obviously, political populism is typically associated with a nativist turn away from economic openness and the growing trade, investment and financial interdependence on which the Asian region collectively has relied as drivers of growth and prosperity.