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    Asean hit by disunity

    News, Editorial, Published on 03/10/2017

    » Asean is foundering over one of the world's most important issues. It is beyond ironic that the regional group of 10 countries is split more than the United Nations. The plight and crisis of the Rohingya predictably have separated Myanmar from the Asean centre and from public opinion in our region. But no one seemed to foresee that Malaysia would take a principled stand equally far away. Asean itself is so disunited it cannot even agree on a vanilla statement.


    Puigdemont's tactics mostly work in Catalonia vote

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 03/10/2017

    » Catalan nationalist leader Carles Puigdemont got most of what he wanted out of the chaotic pseudo-referendum on Sunday: 761 people injured by the Spanish police trying to block it.


    Turning communists into capitalists

    News, Michael Schuman, Published on 03/10/2017

    » As it heads into a major leadership transition, China is attempting a strange breed of corporate reform. Rather than privatising state-owned enterprises outright, the government is testing whether selling minority stakes to private investors may improve their performance.


    Racism blinds monks to Rohingya plight

    News, Sanitsuda Ekachai, Published on 03/10/2017

    » An abbot at a Buddhist temple in Bangladesh has a very simple reason for helping the Rohingya Muslims who fled for dear life from the atrocities they faced in Myanmar.

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