Misguided Christian Zionists

I sometimes come across Christians with a distorted view of the Middle East. Blindly supporting Israel, they fail to see that oppressive and expansionist...

World Bank profits from poor nations

When people think of the World Bank, the image they often see in their minds is one of a global financial institution that provides...

Buying ‘goodwill’ – RM4 billion worth of it

When are petroleum royalties not petroleum royalties? When they are deemed to be "goodwill funds", of course.If you suffer from insomnia, then wading through...

Malaysia-US FTA negotiations hit turbulence

It looks like the FTA negotiations between the United States and Malaysia - now in a crucial phase - are not going to be...

Banks against the wall

Things can go drastically wrong when banks are poorly regulated - as we saw during the 1998-98 Asian economic crisis. The problem is further...

Latin America has tips for Asean Charter

I wrote this article for IPS because I was concerned that Asean was heading down the neo-liberal path. I felt there were many lessons...