KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-On 10 Feb 2021, I wrote an opinion piece justifying why Malaysia’s economic life is terminally ill based on the sub-headings - corruption on the precipice, economy bleeding, and fiscals sucked dry.
SMO-Since Russia’s surprise decision to voluntarily withdraw from west bank Kherson in the first week of November, there has been little in the way of dramatic changes to the frontlines in Ukraine.
BANGKOK, Thailand-The true winner of Malaysia’s general election in November was the Malaysian Islamic Party, the Parti Islam Se-Malaysia or PAS. PAS won 49 out of the 62 seats it contested in the 222 seats in national parliament.
SINGAPORE CITY, Singapore-The ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) today revised downwards its short-term growth forecast for the ASEAN+3 region.
MICHIGAN, U.S.-The celebration of the beginning of the New Year will be brief. The old year has passed into history, but its crises persist and will intensify. As 2023 begins, the COVID-19 pandemic is entering its fourth year with no end in sight. The US-NATO war against Russia continues to escalate.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-The stated goals of the Biological Threat Reduction Program in Ukraine and elsewhere in the world do not correspond to actual research and are aimed at developing biological weapons.
NEW YORK, U.S.-The United States recently banned TikTok from all federal government devices over growing security concerns. That is a good start.
WASHINGTON, U.S.--Traffic through the Lachin Corridor — the only route connecting the contested region of Nagorno-Karabakh with Armenia — has been blocked by Azerbaijani self-proclaimed environmental activists for a fifth day.
BEIJING, China--The border disputes have long plagued China-India relations. When it comes to the frictions on the border with China, India tends to pass the buck to Beijing, but India is well-aware of the rights and wrongs of the whole issue, according to experts.
WASHINGTON, U.S.--On Tuesday evening, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) withdrew his war powers resolution to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition’s brutal war in Yemen in return for a promise from the Biden administration to work with him on ending U.S. involvement in the conflict.
BEIJING, China--From pushing for the Minsk agreements to inciting the ongoing conflict between Moscow and Kiev, the West is attempting to exhaust and contain a country which they deem as a rival through protraction efforts, be they explicit or inexplicit.
The first is that even if the uprising hits an interlude to recuperate, as is often the case with such movements, it is unlikely to simply fade away. It has mobilized energies that cannot be tamed with time, and raised such hopes and expectations that even the most hard-boiled cynics in power won't be able to disregard.
WASHINGTON, U.S.--The launch of the US-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC) was a major accomplishment for transatlantic ties. After four years of historically high tensions, it was critical for the United States and European Union (EU) to stabilize the relationship.
BEIJING, China--As concerns of a possible trade war between the EU and the US increase, Chinese analysts said major European economies need to make pragmatic and wise decisions to safeguard their own interests rather than following Washington too closely at their own costs while serving the US hegemony.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Since the start of the special military operation in Ukraine, Washington has intensified its activities aimed at increasing its role in the modern world order and weakening the European Union (EU) as a global player.
LONDON, UK--Turkey’s threatened incursion into northern Syria is testing US efforts to balance between an important counterterrorism partner in the Middle East and a pivotal geopolitical ally in the war in Ukraine.
WASHINGTON, U.S.--As the clock winds down on Indonesia’s 2022 G20 Presidency, the seventeenth overall, a transition is taking place as India assumes the role for 2023.