Sunday, February 16, 2014
As Anwar Ibrahim heads to Kajang for a crucial by-election next month, he could hope to be like the satay the Selangor town is famous for — spicy and sought-after.
China's newly created National Security Commission (NSC), a top decision-making body headed by the three most powerful men in the country, will have the dual role of protecting the country's security and safeguarding the ruling status of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Widening attacks on the press, arrests and intimidation of journalists are among the barriers to the free flow of information worldwide. But beyond the usual lists of suspects blocking and censoring news and the internet, there's a definite and deadly spike in violence against reporters, ranging from the Syrian civil war to drug cartel intimidation in Mexico.
Hong Kong is currently consulting the public on its population policy. The policy paper is a very informative and educational document, full of useful statistics and asks what the citizens want for their own people, in terms of quantity and quality.
India's tea makers are an industrious bunch whose road-side stalls are places of clanking kitchenware, gossip and scalding hot brews.
A Chinese New Year satirical video has sparked the latest political squabble dividing Malaysians, at a time when the government and opposition are moving toward potentially historic reconciliation talks.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Reading the Chinese official press every day, one gets the impression that China is the most powerful nation on the planet (after the United States of course); its leadership can dictate the agenda to its neighbors, friends (very few) and foes alike.
Did anyone really not expect this? Reporters Without Borders docks the United States 14 places versus last year — from 32nd to 46th worldwide — in its 2014 World Press Freedom Index.
This Valentine's Day will bring another leap in accidental teenage pregnancies; we need proper sex education to tackle a problem that is ruining too many lives
The choice of Adenan Satem as Sarawak's next chief minister reflects Taib Mahmud's instinct for survival as he prepares to ride into the sunset.