Another round of peace talks between Thailand and rebel groups hosted by Malaysia will be starting soon, but any new chances of success are still in question.
Western media coverage of Trump’s minor policies, including trivia, only obscures the more important US policies of greater global significance that remain under-reported and poorly understood.
Now that the US presidential inauguration is over, all parties need to reconcile themselves with the Trump presidency regardless of preferences and inclinations.
Even as the US and China need to work more closely to resolve transnational problems, the space they have given themselves to do so is rapidly closing.
However genocide is to be defined, the Myanmar of today has clearly positioned itself in the centre of it – complete with official denials.
Once more, the question of whether Myanmar’s reforms are real surfaces – and more than before, the implications are a matter of life and death.
Scandals are not new in US presidential elections, but selective labels used on candidates are even more revealing about policies to come.
The world’s most publicised election offers entertainment value, but without much recommendation of the selection process.
Security in the region continues to be a serious concern for all, not least because of the antics of major powers beyond the control of Asean countries.
The fuss over measures to prevent illegal migration seems as out of touch with popular sentiments as it is with political platforms championing these measures.
Today’s S. Korea is caught between several rocks and hard places, but the hazy ideal of Korean reunification remains undiminished regardless of the mounting challenges.
As China reprises its role in history as the world’s trade leader, some kinks in its foreign relations
still need to be ironed out.
18-year-old adoptee finally gets MyKad after six-year wait
Owners of beauty centre detained over death of client (updated)
Quick take: Mah Sing shares rise to 2-year high
Another water cut is unacceptable, says Lee Lam Thye
Thai Parliament to decide on special meeting as protesters rally
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