I have set a goal for myself. I want to travel more throughout Southeast Asia to learn about the region that I call home. So far, I have been to five Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia.  I have travelled across Cambodia and Indonesia for roughly a month in total last year alone. Part of the reason […]

The Foreign Minister of Malaysia, Rais Yatim said this: “What I would like to stress is the need to include the eastern values in the clause. For example, respecting an elder and religious values are important to us in Asia. We can’t take the Universal Human Rights Declaration as a whole and apply it here,” […]

SINGAPORE/MANILA (Reuters) – Myanmar should commit to democracy and release its opposition leader if it signs the new ASEAN Charter, or risk the Philippines not ratifying it, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said on Monday. [Myanmar needs democracy for ASEAN charter: Manila. Reuters. November 20 2007] I hope that does not derail the planned regional-wide […]