4th July 2013 (20:30 GMT)
BANGSAMORO PEACE PROCESS
Interview of Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, Chairman Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Tengku Datuk Abdul Ghafar Tengku Mohamed, Mindanao Peace Process Malaysian Facilitator.
Synopsis: After more than four decades of conflict in southern Mindanao, peace is within reach. On 15th October 2012, the Philippine government signed a framework agreement with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)that made way for the creation of Bangsamoro, a new autonomous political entity.
This gives rise to hope an end to the longstanding conflict but the peace process is susceptible to a relapse if the framework does not bring immediate and tangible change on the ground.
Cynthia Ng talks to Murad Ebrahim, Chairman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) & Tengku Datuk Abdul Ghafar Tengku Mohamed, the Malaysian facilitator in the Mindanao Peace Process.
11th July 2013 (20:30 GMT)
US-CHINA: COOPERATION, COMPETITION & CONFRONTATION
Interview with Ambassador Christopher Hill
Former US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia
Synopsis: The US-China relationship is one that is of a unique mix of cooperation and rivalry, with controlled confrontation.
According to OECD, China will have the biggest world economy by 2016. We will see a shift not only in the balance of economic power but also political and security power too.
Cynthia Ng talks to Ambassador Christopher Hill,
Former US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia on the rise of China and the United State’s ‘rebalancing’ towards Asia.
18th July 2013 (20:30 GMT)
PEACEFUL RISE OF CHINA?
Interview with Prof Shen Dingli Associate
Dean at Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies, China
Synopsis: While rapid modernization and growth will render China as the next economic superpower, what kind if superpower does the country of 1.3 billion people want to be?
Cynthia Ng talks to Prof Shen Dingli, Associate dean at Fudan University’s Institute of International Studies who reiterates China does not aspire to be a world hegemony and that we should not be afraid of China’s rise.
25th July 2013 (20:30 GMT)
GARUDA RISING: INDONESIA’S PLACE IN ASEAN & BEYOND
Interview with Dr Rizal Sukma
Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic & International Studies Indonesia
Synopsis: Indonesia is not only the largest economy in this region but also have half the population of ASEAN.
As its economy grows, Indonesia is at better position as a regional leader. Does Indonesia wants to lead the ASEAN agenda? And if they do, are they ready to take lead?
Cynthia Ng speaks to Dr Rizal Sukma, Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic & International Studies Indonesia on the rise of the Garuda – its place in ASEAN and beyond.