Even as Asean goes about forming the Asean Community in 2015, a major regional controversy is brewing in the Mekong Delta, where a Malaysian firm Mega First Corporation Bhd plans to build a 256MW dam.
Penang’s Dasha Logan is scaling new heights as she steps up to the number two spot in the UK Soul Chart, up from fourth place last week.
Taiwan’s Nationalist party, the Kuomintang, which had been drawing closer to China in business and diplomacy, suffered a crushing defeat in local elections. The result has been variously attributed to the rising cost of living, protests over trade deals, and concerns over authoritarian China’s influence in Hong Kong and Taiwan. (more…)