Politics

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Malaysia’s Pipeline Dreams

Despite the departure of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad three years ago, and with him some of the more grandiose dreams of Malaysian development, the country’s fondness for megaproject... Read More...
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Malaysia’s Missing Witness

After nearly two weeks of sensational testimony, a Malaysian court has yet to hear from the powerful man who appears to be linked to almost everyone in the case of the murdered Mongolian beauty Altantuya ... Read More...
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A Court Clears a Mahathir Crony

Eric Chia, the hard-charging Chinese tycoon brought in by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to rescue the ill-fated national steelmaker Perwaja Steel and who ended up being indicted for embez... Read More...
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Free Trade End Game in Seoul

Washington’s demand for further talks on the draft of the Korea-US free trade agreement was the last thing on Seoul’s mind when the tough 10-month negotiations ended last April in a deal that ... Read More...
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Taiwan’s Politics are Growing Up

The bad news about next year’s presidential and legislative elections in Taiwan is that concern over corruption is likely to take center stage – ironically this is also the good n... Read More...
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Not in My House: Corruption in Vietnam

Earlier this month, Vietnam’s top anti-corruption agency, the Government Inspectorate, completed its annual investigations in the country’s central, central highlands, western a... Read More...
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Cambodia Loses an Independent Press Voice

A staple of Cambodia's post-Khmer Rouge press may well have died this month after it carried a story on corruption and environmental destruction that veered too close to the country’s leaders... Read More...