Myanmar is considered by many as the next country among the pantheon of BRICS, but is this optimism justified or would its stride in economic and political freedom fizzle out eventually? My recent trip to the land of pagodas led me to the conclusion that Myanmar as of now...
In 1984,Singaporean journalist Chen Jiachang penned a series of articles titled ‘ Hong Kong at the end of the century and Singapore’s future interest’ and arrived at the following conclusions: The transition in sovereignty in 1997 would spell the end of Hong Kong as it would lead to the...
Najib surely has a better time in GE14 than his last one. In 2013, waist-deep in scandal and political pressure, his party, the National Front (Barisan Nasional) clashed against the opposition coalition in what was described as the "most fiercely contested election in more than 50 years": with the...
The busy week of East Asian Diplomacy between President Trump, President Xi, Prime Minister Abe and President Duterte went well. It is the age of the strongmen. All four are charismatic individuals, sometimes controversial and other times winning high public support rate. President Trump’s ideas resonate with a strong...