As the 2019 chair of ASEAN, Thailand hopes to push an agenda focused on economic cooperation and regional security. But to succeed at either of these, ASEAN must first find a way to address glaring rights abuses in its member states.
ASEAN is approaching a defining moment. Will it allow regional human rights abuses to undermine its power as a supranational body, or will it abandon its policy of non-intervention?
Myanmar’s Vice President unveiled the government’s latest plans to attract tourists. They do little to address the real factors driving tourists away.
South Korea is building closer links with countries in Southeast Asia. They should welcome the opportunity to widen their diplomatic, economic, and military ties.
The Vietnamese Prime Minister has set national targets for renewable energy. It is a sign the Vietnamese government is ready to end Vietnam’s reliance on coal.
Mahathir scrapped plans for a High-Speed rail link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. But this may not be the end of the line for this high-profile project.
CPF investments in funds have dropped. How else can Singaporeans retire comfortably?
The Malaysian government has raised taxes on cigarettes. Is this a way to increase the falling government tax revenue?