The Garden versus the Jungle


The real point is whether we could all live in peace and be tolerant of our differences, as war only begets more war. — AFP

TRAVELLING in the deep jungles of Danum Valley in Sabah last month, I had little access to Internet and more time to reflect on why we are in this permacrises mess.

In 2022, the European Union’s (EU) foreign policy chief, Joseph Borrell, made an official speech that “Europe is a garden. We have built a garden. Everything works. It is the best combination of political freedom, economic prosperity and social cohesion that the humankind has been able to build – the three things together.”

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