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Refuelling Indonesia's aspirations
By raising the prices of subsidised fuel by more than 30 per cent, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has dealt a decisive blow to a parasitic economic culture fuelled by price...
Why Vietnam needs free press
THE Vietnamese government must allow the media to operate freely. This is essential to the country's continued economic and political liberalisation, and to the Communist Party's efforts...
Root out problems threatening Asean parks
Thirty-three Asean Heritage Parks and hundreds of protected areas scattered across 10 Asean countries are home to extraordinary biodiversity .
Malaysia being driven towards monoculturalism
Diversity has always been an advantage of Malaysia in global competition. Unfortunately such an advantage is being suppressed.
Foreign militants: Rebels without a cause
For reasons that are complex, there has always been a morbid fascination with lost causes and the "bad guys"

Op-Ed

Asia will experience a new golden era of peace and prosperity over the next 10 years.
 
The political transition under way as a result of Mr Joko Widodo's election victory in July is...
 
OVER the past week, Australia hosted the Group of 20 (G-20) meeting in Brisbane, and the public...
 

Blogs

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Myanmar’s unlikely capital, built less than 10 years ago by a military regime, will see a gathering...
 
A San Francisco tour guide delivered a racist rant on her last day of work, spewing expletives...
 

People

AS DEFENCE Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar has use of a government jet, but he chose a budget airline when he returned to his home state of Goa after the Cabinet swearing-in in New Delhi.