Unlike his predecessor, Mahathir Mohamad’s government is trying to tackle the root causes of bankruptcy. Can a government expenditure guide solve the problem?
In 2018, Singapore was ranked the most food secure country in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The city-state, which currently produces less than 10% of its own nutritional needs, will not rest on its laurels.
Singapore is ready for energy deregulation. A slower, more cautious approach is ensuring consumers, as well as providers, can enjoy the spoils or deregulation.
AI is transforming the human rights space and encouraging civilian participation in the fight against human trafficking.
A new NGO-private sector report shows just how much migrant domestic workers contribute to economic growth in the Asia Pacific. Governments must build policies that acknowledge the skills and voices of these workers.
Like previous budgets, this years is extensive and progressive. However, benefits are swayed towards Singaporeans born in the 1950s.
Last week Thailand’s national assembly passed a new Cybersecurity Law law that grants the government broad powers to access internet users’ data. Critics say the law’s vague language could be used to violate rights to freedom of speech and expression.
As Indonesian fossil fuel revenues tumble, government subsidies for the fossil fuel industry are becoming less sustainable. In the interests of economic stability, the government should cut off the fossil fuel industry and transition to cleaner energy sources.
Business is thriving in Vietnam as vast numbers of expats return. Their skills are helping to stimulate the country’s economy, and the government wants to cash in.
Survivors of last year’s dam collapse in Attapeu, Laos are starting to see compensation from the dam’s developers. But it falls short of their needs.