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Gambling on Chinese Investment in Laos

With its massive cupolas, one shaped like a green crown and the other painted bright gold, Kings Romans Casino does not blend in with the forests of rural Southeast Asia, but the establishment is the heart of t...

What happened at the UN Marrakech Climate Talks?

The United Nations-sponsored 22nd Conference of Parties (COP) run from November 7 to 18 at Marrakech, Morocco, with the aim of discussing finance and implementation of the Paris agreement. What has transpire...

Embattled Cartoonist Zunar Wins Freedom Award

Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque, better known as Zunar, the irrepressible cartoonist for the Malaysian news website Malaysiakini, is due to go on trial this month, facing nine counts of sedition and a potential 43 years...

Statutory Declaration of Charles Morais

I, Charles Suresh Morais (NRIC No.620427-10-5707), a Malaysian citizen of full age and residing at 4789 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Suite A 137, Atlanta, Georgia 3038, USA do hereby solemnly and sincerely declare ...

Hong Kong Tourism Industry Under Siege

As late as a few months ago, Hong Kong’s residents were up in arms over the influx of mainland tourists, who were called “locusts” for their tendency to crowd out the locals to denude stores of vast amounts o...

Malaysia’s Educational Genocide

On Oct. 12, seven children – six girls and a boy between the ages of seven and 11 – were discovered to have died in Malaysia’s northeastern state of Kelantan after being lost for 48 days in the jungle, having...

Rosmah Responds

The lawyers for Rosmah Mansor, the wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, issued the press release below in response to a story posted on Asia Sentinel on July 30, 2015. We are running it here without co...
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UMNO’s Corporate Cornucopia

(We are rerunning this article from Oct. 13, 2010 as a companion piece to Murray Hunter’s adjoining article to give specifics of exactly how rent-seeking and institutional corruption eventually enveloped the ...
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The Rohingya: Where They Came From

The crisis that has enveloped Myanmar’s luckless Rohingya has been years in the making. They are hardly interlopers, with some of them having settled in Arakan Province, also known as Rakhine, on Myanmar’s west...