Category Archive: Malaysia

GOVERNING ASEAN E-COMMERCE.

GETTING CLOUDIER. By RSIS  –  Kaewkamol Pitakdumrongkit Big business has tapped into ASEAN’s burgeoning e-commerce market and regional governments have enacted measures to govern the Internet “cloud”. However, institutional gaps remain and a… Continue reading

Southeast Asia tourism in the limbo.

Riots in Vietnam and Cambodia, a missing Malaysian plane, and martial law in Thailand are wrecking Southeast Asia’s tourism sector. The past few years have been booming for tourism in southeast Asia. Newly affluent tourists from… Continue reading

Traditional costumes Southeast Asian countries.

Below are the traditional dresses of the ten countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). See all costumes >>

ASEAN – First joint military exercises in 2015.

ASEAN military chiefs plan Malacca Strait exercise. The defense forces of the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plan to undertake a joint maritime security exercise in the… Continue reading

Behind a Pattern of Global Unrest.

Middle Class in Revolt in Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela. For months now, protesters have gathered in the capitals of many developing nations – Turkey, Ukraine, Thailand, Venezuela, Malaysia, and Cambodia, among… Continue reading

So There!

Originally posted on Oyia Brown:
A Singaporean was on holiday in Malaysia…….. He was having his coffee, croissants, bread, butter & jam at the hotel’s coffee house. A Malaysian man who was chewing…

China’s speed railway arriving in Laos.

China’s mammoth engineering project to construct a railway from southwest China’s Yunnan Province all the way to Singapore is set to transform rural Laos. Beijing has long dreamed of a high-speed railway connecting… Continue reading

Thailand – South violence orphans 7,000.

More than 7,000 children in the far South of Thailand have been orphaned by militant violence during the region’s 10-year insurgency. Wankanok Poritaedao, chairwoman of the Luk Riang group, an association of children… Continue reading

Thailand’s southern insurgency turns up the heat.

While all eyes are on Bangkok’s intense, domestic political contest, two shocking Thai insurgent attacks in mid-December 2013 slipped through the news causing little alarm. The bombing of southern Songkhla province and the attempted… Continue reading

Starting a business in Cambodia gets even more difficult.

Cambodia is ranked 184 out of 189 countries for starting a new business in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2014 report. The report ranks countries in 10 categories, including starting a business, dealing with construction… Continue reading