Tackling Radical Messages
“THE pen is mightier than the sword”, is a popular saying, depicting the possibility of how a couple of words on a page can be harmful. So effective are Daesh’s methods that in 2015, it was reported in Malaysia that 75 per cent of its supporters were radicalised...
Democracy is the Winner
EARLY last Monday morning an earthquake hit Taiwan’s coast, registering 6.1 in Penghu county. The resulting tremors swiftly spread to Hong Kong. The presumed and much-cherished stability in both places was suddenly disturbed, with some fearing the worst. An even more disturbing...
Asean-South Korea Ties - Cooperation Peace, Prosperity
SOUTH Korea’s New Southern Policy (NSP) is based on the “3Ps” of People, Peace and Prosperity. Overarchingly, the NSP seeks to elevate South Korea’s relationship with Asean member states to the same level of relations it has with the United States, China, Japan, and Russi...
Bigger Thriller in Manila
NOW that the quartet of Asean-related summits is over for the year, so should the niggling criticisms. At least they should – more important matters are at hand. Over the week Singapore hosted the 2nd RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) Summit, the 13th East Asia...
‘America First’ is More Than a Phrase
WHILE much has and will be made of President Donald Trump not attending the Asean, East Asia summits in Singapore this week, the United States’ approach and interest in Asean and the wider East Asian region needs to be viewed in perspective. Despite initial fears about a Trump ...

Tackling Radical Messages

“THE pen is mightier than the sword”, is a popular saying, depicting the possibility of how a couple of words on a page can...
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