A couple of updates on THAT shopping expedition in Australia. As Sydney Morning Herald columnist Andrew Hornery says, the New Year's Eve Sydney shopping spree has proved to be hotter than a Penang curry. His latest write-up: 'Designing the...
In a parting shot, Thierry Rommel, the European ambassador who left his post on Tuesday, castigated the Malaysian government for its deplorable human rights record and the "discriminatory" New Economic Policy (NEP). News reports quoted Rommel as saying the executive...
The Beirut-based journalist Robert Fisk once said, "War is the total failure of the human spirit". I know what he is trying to say. War brings out the worst in human nature. Bloodbaths. Torture. Senseless killing. Indiscriminate bombing. Rape. Then again,...
Pro-democracy fervour is sweeping the North African and West Asian region. First Tunisia. Then Egypt. Now the people of Bahrain are rising. This is the most popular song to emerge from the Egyptian pro-democracy uprising and vividly captures the...
The divide between the rich and the poor is widening in countries across Asia. "Of the 28 countries that have comparative data between the 1990s and 2000s, 11 — accounting for about 82% of developing Asia’s population in...