The Bowerbird Writes
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SRI Lanka’s bankruptcy is a cautionary tale of a nation that goes bust in modern times. It is almost unthinkable any nation could be left with hardly RM7bil in its reserves. It can’t even pay for essential imports. With shortages and soaring inflation, the country is doomed economically.
IT IS either a brilliant move or a foolish one by President Joko Widodo or Jokowi. Naming the new capital of Indonesia, Nusantara, surprised almost everyone. Nusantara is a concept accepted by many as a geographical entity that belongs to the Malay diaspora in South-East Asia. In Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, Nusantara as defined by Kamus Dewan is “Kepulauan Melayu” or “gugusan pulau-pulau Melayu” (literally the isles of the Malays).