E-Commerce in the New Normal

4 June, 2020
By CARI | 5 June 2020

CARI Analysis: E-Commerce in the New Normal Author: Imran Said Shamsunahar | Research Editor: Eleen Ooi Yi Ling Webmaster: Nor Amirah Mohd Aminuddin | Supervisor: Hong Jukhee 1) E-Commerce has seen a surge due

ASEAN in crisis and its preparedness against COVID-19

22 April, 2020
By Hanim Hamzah | 22 April 2020

Originally published in TheEdge Malaysia, 20 April – 26 April 2020 edition. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN, established through the ASEAN Declaration of 8 August 1967 identifies its roots based on

Loong on China | China and Myanmar – Friends with benefits

3 March, 2020
By Pauline Loong | 2 March 2020

Originally published in TheEdge Malaysia, 2 – 8 March 2020 edition. The state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Myanmar in January could not have been better timed. Just weeks before, Myanmar’s leader

Whistleblowing laws in ASEAN in the context of ease of doing business

26 November, 2019
By Hanim Hamzah | 26 November 2019

Originally published in TheEdge Malaysia, 25 November – 1 December 2019 edition. The World Bank Doing Business 2020 Report cited improvements in the ease of doing business in four ASEAN countries, with Singapore maintaining

Loong on China | US-China rivalry: The Hong Kong dimension

4 November, 2019
By Pauline Loong | 4 November 2019

Originally published in TheEdge Malaysia, 4 – 10 November 2019 edition. Whatever the next policy move or interim deal between Washington and Beijing, the days of friendly competition are over. And the massive street

Great Expectations and the Belt-Road Backlash

23 May, 2019
By Pauline Loong | 23 May 2019

Originally published in TheEdge Malaysia, 20th – 26th February 2019 edition. Countries do not have perpetual friends or perpetual enemies – only perpetual interests. That was as true in Lord Palmerston’s time as it