November 25, 2017

Tag Archives: Malaysia

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Asia And The Threat to Global Economic Security

While it is true that US engagement in Asia was never going to be secured or defined by the TPP but by broader US economic and political interests, those longstanding US interests in Asia are now also being tested by President Trump. Read More »

US Reaching Out to ASEAN Nations

ASEAN needs to balance the United States and China. The United States has come late in acknowledging the geo-strategic significance of the organization. Southeast Asian leaders have already had 18 summits with China and 17 with Japan. Read More »

Rohingya’s Life After the Boat Journey to Malaysia

Though many many Rohingya refugees are grateful to be living in Malaysia, some can see no future there and hope for resettlement in another country, while others dream of a day when Burma is peaceful, democratic and accepting of them so they can return home. Read More »

Flight of the Rohingya

Stateless refugees from Burma are risking death, rape, and drowning by the thousands on a risky escape to Malaysia. Read More »

Book Review: Cambodia’s Remarkable Journey

Amazingly, Cambodia's transition out of rule by the Khmer Rouge, its long civil war, and its descent into electoral authoritarianism have all been guided by one man. A new book looks at his legacy. Read More »

How Cloud Computing Could Help Prevent Air Disasters

The technology exists to provide real-time and accurate weather warnings to aircraft – but it needs to be harnessed properly. Read More »

Medical Tourism in Asia Goes Under the Knife

Medical tourism in Asia is booming. People from both Asia and the West are being attracted to cities and ‘hubs’ of medical excellence in a number of countries, such as Malaysia, Thailand, India, Singapore, Taiwan and South Korea. This tourism is a reversal of medical travel’s historic trend of being from low- to high-income countries. But the travel for cheaper treatments, ... Read More »

Let the Malaysians Eat Cake?

Nearly two and a half centuries ago Marie Antoinette, on hearing the French people were short of bread, supposedly said: ‘Let them eat cake’. It was a callous remark, and became a symbol of the French aristocracy’s isolation from the people they governed, a schism that shortly thereafter descended into the brutality and violence of the French Revolution. Antoinette was ... Read More »

Word ‘Allah’ Has No Copyright

Earlier this week, a Malaysian court gave a bizarre decision: A Catholic newspaper in that country, named the Herald, would not be allowed to use the word “Allah” to refer to God. The court’s logic was that when Christians pray to “Allah,” Muslims get “confused.” Chief judge Mohamed Apandi Ali made an even more revealing statement, noting, “The propagation of ... Read More »