Like previous budgets, this years is extensive and progressive. However, benefits are swayed towards Singaporeans born in the 1950s.
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.
Brexit dominates the European political and economic discussion. As the UK prepares to leave the EU, what will that mean for Southeast Asia’s developing economies?
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.
The upcoming election is a 2014 presidential rematch between Joko Widodo and General Prabowo Subianto. Jokowi leads the polls. But recent elections have demonstrated that polling is not always accurate.
Healthcare for all in the Philippines – but is there a catch?
More elderly Singaporeans are working through their twilight years. Is this reflective of a healthier, more inclusive society – or a dearth in state welfare support?
Last week’s US-ASEAN Partnership Forum highlighted the Trump administration’s efforts to deepen economic ties to the region. But it will not seek to mirror China’s Belt and Road, nor Europe’s plan to make economic cooperation contingent on the upholding of human rights.
Despite calling for a “human rights record respected by the world”, Mahathir’s government continues to marginalize and repress the Malaysian transgender community.
North Korea and Vietnam have a lot in common including their Communist roots and a history of conflict with the US. Could the former learn lessons from the latter’s development?