Malaysian government’s bank Postpones Yuan Bond

The Malaysian government’s investment holding arm Khazanah Nasional Bhd., which is looking…

Malaysia’s Twisted Past emerges from the past

Nationalism in Malaysia is a peculiar thing. And, at the end of the day, it’s more about being Malay, Muslim and from Peninsula Malaysia as opposed to any of the other religious or many ethnic groups who have called this country home for centuries. Royal connections also help.

Insurgents must stop war crimes in the South of Thailand (Amnesty)

Thailand’s three southern-most provinces are host to a non-international armed conflict, based on the intensity and duration of hostilities there, as well as the existence of organized groups of insurgents

Malaysia to work with Thailand ending violence in Southern Provinces

Malaysia to work with Thailand ending violence in Southern Provinces where an ethnic separatist insurgency is taking place, predominantly in the Malay Pattani region

Malaysia experiments New Economic Model

An interesting experiment is going on in Malaysia. The administration of Prime Minister Najib Razak has embarked on an economic transformation plan that marks a clear departure from the development plans of Malaysia’s past.

Thai rice producers fear impacts of AEC

The planned formation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 has sparked growing concern among local traders that Thai rice exports will lose market shares to Vietnam. The private sector is, therefore, proposing solutions such as importing rice from neighbors similarly to what Vietnam is doing.

ASEAN shows increasing signs of division

Author: Geoff Wade In 2010, as ASEAN celebrated the 43 rd year of its existence as a regional organisation , signs of its division became increasingly manifest.

Policy chaos over migrant workers in Malaysia

Author: Evelyn Devadason, ANU Malaysia has a total of 1.9 million registered migrant workers, constituting approximately 21 per cent of the workforce, making Malaysia the largest importer of labour in Asia. Despite the large presence of migrant workers in the economy, the policies and laws regulating in-migration are chaotic