Thai policymakers, dictators, military leaders or what-have-you have never learned how to handle criticism from the international press and the recently issued regulation for foreign media reflects that long-standing mindset.
Perak's holding midfielder Mohd Nasir Basharuddin once said: "The fans are entitled to their opinion but they must also know that we are doing our best to win matches."
Cantonese films made a surprise appearance in Hong Kong's budget speech this year.
Britain is in the throes of an intense national debate on whether or not to remain in the European Union (EU), the decision on which will be made in a referendum on June 23.
Back in 1963, Martin Luther King had a dream. His vision of empowered African-Americans resonated across the world where millions believed in his message of equality and brotherhood, and his calls for an end to racism.
Members of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), a 9-member ethnic armed alliance that did not sign a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) with the military-backed Thein Sein government in October last year, held a meeting in Chiang Mai from Feb. 18 to 21.
The state's misplaced war on NGOs appears to be continuing in Pakistan. Eight months after the interior ministry tried to shut down a foreign NGO, Save the Children, and then mooted onerous new registration requirements for INGOs, it has had to reverse course and expedite the pace of registration of foreign NGOs seeking to work in Pakistan.
Among key major powers, ASEAN-Russia relations are the least developed -- albeit full of potential.
It would be iterating the obvious to aver that with the passing of Boutros Boutros-Ghali at the ripe age of 93, the United Nations has lost its first Middle-Eastern secretary-general. Yet more critical than the nationality must be the fact that he had led the world body (1992-96) when it could boast a resonant voice within the comity of nations and was generally free from the impediments planted by a section of the Security Council.
Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan is not far from the crux of the Indian economic problem when he says that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) ought to be an integral part of economic development.