There was much ado in the press here about Indonesia flexing its muscles over the tasks that domestic workers have to perform in Malaysia. Could it be that, with the poverty rate in Indonesia reportedly falling, there is less...
Lim Mah Hui and Kevin Gallagher warn that the Trans-Pacific Partnership could make it difficult for participating nations to regulate speculative capital flows to protect their economies from financial crises. Proposed measures in the new Trans-Pacific trade...
Reports in the media have suggested that plans for a multi-billion ringgit high-speed rail service from Singapore to KL are being resurrected. Details are sketchy, but The Star reports that Land and Public Transport Commission (Spad) issued a...
Are hawker maestros in the street food haven of Penang being lured to neighbouring cities and countries? Should we be worried? [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXWNATJq6CY?rel=0&w=470&h=269] This is the Malaysian Food Street in Sentosa, Singapore... and "17 of Malaysia's best hawkers" have been...
I was intrigued to read about a local academic claiming that proto-Malays from the Sunda Shelf had fanned out into the world to become the ancestors to the human population.  Read this piece "Proto Malays, the origin of the...