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A symbolic special summit

President Biden’s meeting with his Asean counterparts next week to celebrate 45 years of diplomatic engagement is being closely watched by regional neighbours, especially China.

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Disturbing Dubai debacle

There is more than meets the eye to Wisma Putra’s recent decision to recall two diplomats from the United Arab Emirates.

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Return of the ‘ugly Singaporean’

Some folk from across the Causeway are causing a stir with their bad behaviour, but lack of enforcement here is also to blame.

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Lost in translation

The Prime Minister’s proposal to ask Asean to use Bahasa Malaysia as its second language may take a long time to realise – and some question its feasibility.

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A very long engagement

The situation in Myanmar continues to deteriorate as Asean struggles to get the ruling junta onboard to end the crackdown against its own people.

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The never-ending saga

Malaysia and Indonesia are still in negotiations over an MOU to supply Indonesian domestic workers after more than a decade.

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Calling the shots

Whether the government opens Malaysia’s borders or not on March 1, the onus is on the Cabinet to carefully consider the situation before a final decision is made prioritising the economy or public health.

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The art of saving face

Is Asean in for a roller coaster ride under Cambodian chair this year?

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Getting the right candidate

Malaysia recently learned a hard lesson about choosing who will represent the country abroad. Welcome to Beyond Boundaries, a new fortnightly Sunday Star column that will examine Malaysia’s interactions with the wider world.

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