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Is China destabilising Singapore to seal its conquest of South China Sea?

China has set its radar onto the tiny Republic of Singapore, which it sees as a final hurdle in its grand designs to impose its will with the belt and road initiative (BRI). At least, this is what opponents to the Chinese plans within the...

AMM Retreat: Ministers should support CoC

ON the 19th of this month, The Asean Foreign Ministers' Retreat (AMM Retreat) will take place in the Philippines. This meeting should be the moment when the consolidation of Asean unity is thoroughly discussed. For a starter, it is imperative that Asean officials take the centrality...

Duterte can’t throw away the cake and eat it all together

In an apparent turn, the Philippines has suddenly seen the importance of the Asean for its people. Flipping on China, and saying he will burn the Singapore flag, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his foreign affairs services to push for the expansion and deepening...

Asean urged to show unity in dealing with South China Sea dispute

The lurking fear that China is now hegemonic, while it remained adamant after the PCA ruling, could undermine Asean, said Professor Muhammad Abu Bakar, local expert in Asean affairs. The professor said: "Hence, Asean should follow steps with the Philippines and Vietnam and show public support...