Monthly Archives: December 2012

A delayed take-off

For years, the Philippines has been the economic laggard of South-east Asia. Blessed with a large English-speaking population of 100 million, abundant natural resources and the trappings of a functional democracy, it has nevertheless managed to fall further and further … Continue reading

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Trade deals set to open new era for Asean, India

December 30, 2012, 12:00 pm India’s “Look East” policy appears to have gained crucial momentum following the recent Asean-India Summit in New Delhi, marked by state visits by all but one of the Asean leaders. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, … Continue reading

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High-risk walls to be checked

Photo Gallery KUALA LUMPUR: With questions being raised on the stability of shotcrete retaining walls in the country, the authorities are scrambling to ensure that safety is given utmost priority. In the aftermath of the shocking wall collapse in the … Continue reading

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The end of BN calendar?

2012 was a year where the ruling Barisan Nasional government further exerted its hegemony by stirring up racial and religious sentiments. By Charles Santiago As we rejoice in the New Year celebrations, the family of an odd job worker would … Continue reading

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‘Endorse our blueprint if you want our support’

Hindraf is not prepared to give any political block free lunch as it did in 2008 general election. JURU: Hindraf Makkal Sakti will only support a political coalition that gives written pre-election agreement to implement the movement’s five-year blueprint for … Continue reading

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