Malaysia must acknowledge that the country’s rapid economic growth has not benefited all of its residents, says Philip Alston, former UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.
The stateless people in Sabah, Malaysia are denied access to schools, jobs, and healthcare, and their village is facing demolition. They have found advocates in the youth movement Borneo Komrad.
By James M. Dorsey / SCMP. Saudi Arabia has sought to strengthen ties with Pakistan with one eye on neighbouring Iran However, Saudi investment in Pakistan could complicate attempts to forge closer ties with India Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s three-nation tour of Asia is as much about demonstrating he stands tall – despite…
China’s President Xi Jinping has been incorporated into the communist party’s constitution, during the 19th party congress. This puts him at a far higher level than China’s previous two leaders, on a par with Mao and Deng Xiaoping, explains Prof. Jeff Wasserstrom of UC Irvine
Newly published cables detail the critical U.S. role in the Indonesian military’s genocidal campaign against communists and dissidents in 1965. We speak to scholar Brad Simpson, who oversaw the documents’ publication for the National Security Archive
Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with Nerissa Balce, professor of Asian and Asian American Studies at SUNY Stonybrook in Long Island, examining the extra-judicial killings in the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte