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Thai Junta Threatens German University

The long arm of Thailand’s junta apparently reaches to Germany, where Thai officials attempted to block a speech by dissident academician Pavin Chachavalpongpun to students at the Southeast Asian Department at ... Read More...
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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 ... Read More...
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How Malaysia Became a Kleptocracy

During the past 50 years, Malaysia has slipped from economic role model for developing countries to lackluster follower, with structural inefficiencies and deep corruption that have made the economy extremely... Read More...
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Vietnam, US Agree to Dance, if Not to Boogie

A wave of euphoria – there is no lesser word for it – swept over Vietnam last week, triggered by a collective perception that, yes, Hanoi and Washington have truly buried the hatchet, some 40 years after Peop... Read More...