Monday, September 25, 2017

Journalists mourn a mischievous colleague

Over lunch in Phnom Penh the other day, a colleague related how he’d travelled around all the countries in this region – except Brunei, of course.

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Southeast Asia’s leaders running scared as polls loom

You may recall the lament about the troubled lead character in Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman: “Attention must be paid.” The importance of it hit me again during a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia last week, and to Malaysia and Singapore shortly before that.

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The ballad of Lee Kuan Yew

Let me not to the perception of sincere souls admit impediments, but there is something weighing mighty heavily on my chest.

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In politics, it’s all about timing

Over breakfast at his home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s then-finance minister Anwar Ibrahim once told me: “In politics, timing is everything.”

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Two's a crowd in Singapore elections

In just under a week, on May 7, Singaporeans will go to the polls to vote for a new government.

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New Year awash with symbolism

This year’s Thingyan is awash with symbolism.



 

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Sanctions

(Continued from last week)

I had already presented that West-imposed sanctions had impact on the ordinary people of Myanmar to a certain extent and that Myanmar has been able to rise like a phoenix thanks to earnest efforts of the government and the people, rich resources and development contributed by economic cooperation with regional countries.

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Sanctions

Continued from last week - Experts, credible persons and officials of State Department revealed the hardships of ordinary Myanmar citizens caused by the sanctions against Myanmar. Those who put their reliance too much on West Bloc may find it hard to swallow these excuses but I believe they cannot deny it.

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Sanctions

I have presented some analyses of the paper on “Economic sanctions against Myanmar” issued by National League for Democracy on 8 February by writing the article titled “Sanctions, Daw Suu Kyi and NLD”.

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