LONDON -- Malaysian authorities must ensure that this weekend's protest is not a repeat of the one in 2012 that resulted in protesters tear-gassed and arrested. The government has a duty to respect people's right to freedom of expression and to peacefully protest. A heavy-handed response by the authorities could sow the seeds of further resentment.
What really happened in Tianjin is the result of a creeping environmental disaster unfolding across the globe, particularly in Southeast Asia, and it reflects the magnitude of the challenge that the leaders of the 10 ASEAN nations face.
Unless China dramatically scales back its para-military patrols, military exercises, and construction activities across disputed waters, any Filipino leader will undoubtedly face an uphill battle, if not domestic backlash, in exploring a more pragmatic relationship with Beijing.
At a time when income inequality is running rampant in the U.S., workers don't need even more "free" trade agreements that will further strip this nation's economy of middle-income jobs.
Well, that was entertaining, wasn't it? We refer, of course, to the grand spectacle of the first Republican presidential debates, held last night on Fox News. Since this is all anyone's talking about in the political world today, we are going to follow suit and devote most of this column to our reactions.
Islam gets a bad rap -- mostly because it is not understood by large populations of uneducated followers who misinterpret the content and context and are guided primarily by the cultural context of the countries where they reside -- the neighborhood if you will.
Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...
Take it from , founder of the Theme Park Guy -- an elaborate website that details his travels to worldwide theme parks--that empty parks are the place to be. Here he advised us on 8 of the world's emptiest theme parks.
Blocking accountability and seeking to blame others for its crimes, even when premeditated is a KGB tactic, but only marginally successful. Putin should have learned the lesson that the truth is bound to come through.
While elected officials pose as Great Emancipators for purging the Confederate battle flag from TV reruns, slavery thrives in the real world - and these same officials are actually encouraging it.
Spending one year in Silicon Valley can make a big difference in the lives of students about to graduate from university. For then NUS students Siu Rui Quek, Lucas Ngoo and Marcus Tan, their one-year immersion in Silicon Valley would inspire them to use technology to solve problems at a large scale.
If you haven't read Robert Reich's explanation in the July issue of The Nation of how Goldman Sachs engineered Greece's downfall you really ought to take a look. And please note this isn't the only country in the world in which Goldman Sachs has become a persona non grata.
Will the 21st-century global order be led primarily by might and military muscle or rights and norms? We may get an answer in the near future. The...
Ladies of Malaysia, your year-long nightmare is over. The underwear thief of Penang has been caught. According to the Straits Times, a serial snatcher of ladies' undergarments has been nabbed red-handed -- thanks to one red bra.
None of the claims generating so much controversy is worth war. China is carefully using "salami tactics," successively grabbing small pieces of a larger whole to avoid a conflict. But who is prepared to fight even for the larger whole?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a 12-country NAFTA-style trade deal with two serious problems. It doesn't work, and it's bad for democracy.