Truth is often stranger than fiction. The horrific event over eastern Ukraine, that of a civilian airliner being shot out of the skies by a high altitude Sam 11 missile, seems almost the improbable grist of a thriller novel or a pilot episode of the TV series 24 .
The completely unstatesmanlike attitude of the losing presidential candidate, Prabowo Subianto, in stubbornly refusing to accept the final election result tallied by the General Elections Commission (KPU) earlier this week, will unnecessarily defer the momentum of a new wave of market bullishness about Indonesia's economic outlook.
There is so much dirt unleashed on social media, particularly Twitter, which seems to be taken by all those using it — fake or otherwise — as a guarantor for abuse.
The spate of innovations emerging from the U.S.' Silicon Valley, Beijing's Zhongguancun district, India's Bangalore or any other technology and creative hub — which promotes entrepreneurship, competition and knowledge sharing for innovation — is proof enough of the model's success. Many countries have attempted to replicate Silicon Valley, a dream place for innovators, inventors and tech entrepreneurs.
The 2014 presidential election has gone down in Indonesian history as one of the most riveting political contests we have had since independence. Issues surrounding the election became a hodgepodge of the challenges Indonesia is having and will continue to face.
The two impeachment complaints filed against Philippine President Aquino this week make for disappointing reading: Their premises are premature, their logic strained. They take the self-serving statements of accused plunderers at face value; they trivialize the country's harrowing experience with tyranny.
Investors from Japan, from which the largest amount of Thailand's direct foreign investment comes, have called for reduced corruption and improved transparency in order to help restore confidence in Thailand.
The Bank of England has recently published two articles in its Quarterly Bulletin on “Money in the Modern World” and “How Money is Created” (http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Documents/quarterlybulletin/2014/qb14q102.pdf). The
Mr. Paul Reichler, an American attorney and legal adviser on the South China Sea (SCS) arbitration case filed by the Philippines against China on Jan. 22, 2013, was invited to give a talk on July 11 at the fourth South China Sea conference organized by the influential American think tank -- Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
2014/7/23, 5 Comments
International support for reform in Myanmar is weakening as authorities in Nay Pyi Taw seem to be losing direction on the path toward the ultimate goal of democracy.