In Southeast Asia, there is currently no shortage of territorial disputes. Many such disputes are over vast areas of land and sea, an paradigmatic example of which is the dispute over the Northern Malaysian state of Sabah on the Island of Borneo. In recent months, Malaysia has presented “its second diplomatic note over the disputed South … Continue reading Malaysia and the Philippines Contest Sabahan Sovereignty
What is an ASEAN?
While studying abroad in Hong Kong last year, I overheard a conversation between a young American woman and a young Singaporean man. During their conversation I heard perhaps one of my favourite questions to be asked – ‘What is an ASEAN?’.From this, I figured I would write a series of short articles around Southeast Asian … Continue reading What is an ASEAN?
The Long Way Out: FDI in Southeast Asia
With tensions around the world so high due to China throwing its political weight around more than usual, many have speculated as to how business and industry will respond to the world “post-corona”. Nations are now debating on the future of their economic relationship with China and the possibility of decoupling its factories away from … Continue reading The Long Way Out: FDI in Southeast Asia
The Return Journey: Malaysia and the Migrant Crisis
"This comes at a time of great difficulty between Malaysia and Myanmar, not just politically but also with the paranoia that has been magnified by the coronavirus"
Malaysia and Its Migrant Corona Crisis
Since the start of the coronavirus, Southeast Asia has seen many difficult issues and problems arise in addition to ones it already has, one of these being the increasing levels of discrimination and racism of certain minority groups. Within recent days, this has become more transparent within Malaysia and its population of Rohingya Muslim refugees … Continue reading Malaysia and Its Migrant Corona Crisis