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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

THE knives are out for Mr Luhut Panjaitan, with both Indonesian Democratic Party - Struggle (PDI-P...
 
ASPECTRE haunts Asia today, that of “new version” terrorism. Steeped in puritan Islam, and based on...
 
MY DAUGHTER'S marriage solemnisation ceremony earlier this month started a new chapter in our...
 

Blogs

I was born in the same year Sesame Street premiered on television, and I had always wanted to go to...
 
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.