Climate change is arguably one of the greatest challenges currently facing the world. The effects of climate change are all around us from extreme weather events such as Super Typhoon Haiyan to record high temperatures in many countries and to massive floods, including in Europe this May.
2014/9/9, 1 Comment
The naming of Indonesian Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik as a suspect in a corruption case reveals once again how ineffective the internal control and audits by the Development Finance Comptroller (BPKP) and Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) have been at most public offices.
Measles is a highly contagious viral childhood disease. Almost every child contracts it at some point. The patient initially has red eyes and a fever, and a blotchy rash as well as a higher fever later.
- Joe Hung, 1 Comment
The government announced this week that children aged 15 or under will be allowed to play online games after midnight, if they have their parents' approval. This will only expose our children to greater risk of computer game addiction.
The overt invasion of Ukraine by Russia's army, after months of covert aid to rebel forces, has generated the most serious crisis in Europe since the Balkan wars of the 1990s — and perhaps since World War II. NATO has an obligation to respond skillfully, while trying to avoid direct combat with Russian forces — if possible.
You'd have thought that having been absent for the past nine weeks, finding a topic this week would have been a cinch for me. Not so, not so.
China has adopted an exceptionally restrictive framework for the election of Hong Kong's chief executive in 2017 by decreeing that candidates for the top job must be pre-selected by Beijing, a move that effectively shuts out the democrats.
The “Prayuth One” Cabinet faces the same basic tests that most of its military-installed predecessors flunked.
2014/9/7, 1 Comment
We are concerned that China's newly formalized “anti-Japan victory day” may be a source of future trouble in the relationship between Japan and China.
On July 11, the Brazilian federal government decided against selling monopolies on interstate mass transportation to select companies. The government was trying to pick companies to operate along several routes, but the procedure, started in August 2013 and supposed to finish in January 2014, was suspended by several judicial injunctions and predictably marred by bureaucracy.