Advancing ASEAN in the Digital Age

20 November, 2017
By Dato' Sri Nazir Razak | 20 November 2017

Advancing ASEAN in the Digital Age Originally published in The Edge Malaysia, 20th – 26th October edition. As we celebrate ASEAN’s 50th anniversary, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has dawned upon us, with technologies

Loong on China: China’s Party Congress – Should ASEAN care?  

30 October, 2017
By Pauline Loong | 30 October 2017

Loong on China: China’s Party Congress – Should ASEAN care?   Originally published in The Edge Malaysia, 30th October edition. The Chinese Communist Party has confirmed a second term for President Xi Jinping as its

Ahok’s Blasphemy Case: Is There a Future for NKRI?

11 May, 2017
By Dr. Bambang Irawan | 11 May 2017

The Jakarta gubernatorial elections ended with Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno being declared the winners, they will serve as governor and deputy governor respectively, beginning in October this year. The incumbent, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama,

Trump’s impact in Asean

17 March, 2017
By Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin | 17 March 2017

Originally published in Malay Mail Online on 17 March 2017. MARCH 17 — When considering the impact of President Trump in Asean, it is necessary to appreciate the phenomenon that got him elected. Brexit

Next Governor of Jakarta: Incumbent Pair or Prabowo’s Men?

17 February, 2017
By Dr. Bambang Irawan | 17 February 2017

The first round of voting for the Jakarta gubernatorial election took place on Wednesday, 15 February 2017. The incumbent candidate, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as Ahok, together with his running mate, Djarot Saiful

Is Ahok Still the Best Choice for Jakarta?

5 December, 2016
By Dr. Bambang Irawan | 5 December 2016

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) recently spoke before an audience of CEOs of 100 publicly listed companies. The key message was ‘optimism.’ He assured the market that despite the current unsupportive global economic conditions and