Tag: Asean

Empowering ASEAN: The Two Opportunities from Singapore’s Chairmanship

Earlier this month, the Asean Foreign Ministers’ Retreat was held in Singapore — the first of its kind this year as the city-state assumed the...

Why unity and consensus are important for Asean in the SCS conflict

As the Philippines prepares to host the 50th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM) and related meetings, from 2-8 August in Manila, the region’s attention is...

Malaysia –The Best Minds of Sourcing World to Converge

The 2017 Global Business Services Network (GBSN) forum, which took place in KL this week, provided a platform for the business community and decision...

How Malaysia lingers way behind Singapore, Brunei

Malaysia is heading towards its 2020 objectives in strides, frantically building a vast infrastructure network, enhancing connectivity and banking on innovation so that it...

One year after PCA ruling, China must abide by the law

One year ago, on July 12, 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) announced that the South China Sea Arbitral Tribunal had issued a...

Trouble in paradise: Three Asean nations live up to future no-go tourist list!

In November last year, three Asean nations made it to an Aussie list of future no go countries with a potential rise in terror...

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...
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Is China manipulating trade to assert its power in South China Sea?

The South China Sea or SCS conflict takes a different dimension when the role of China as a major foreign direct investment or FDI...

Tommy Koh defends S’pore from accusations by Chinese diplomat

Singapore’s relationship with China has been going through a bump in recent months. And on Wednesday, Senior Chinese diplomat Ruan Zongze once again accused...

Geely bows out of Proton talks

An apparently soured Geely Automobile Holdings said it pulled out of the talks for 51% share in Malaysia's ailing car maker, Proton. The confirmation of...
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