Security | Singapore

Extremism in Singapore: A Failure of Development?

News about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) continues to dominate headlines as it persists in the creation of an Islamic caliphate state. They have called upon



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The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), rear, and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Osumi-Class amphibious assault ship JDS Kunisaki (LST 4003) on the South China Sea

Murky Waters Surround The Rule Of Law In The South China Sea

The air is thick with calls for the rule of law to be observed in the East and South China Seas. ‘Japan for the rule of law, Asia for the rule of law,

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How Effective are Governments in Asean?

Government Effectiveness in Asean

Create Infographics Government effectiveness in Asean as measured by the World Bank is defined as ability of a government to formulate and implement policy.  Factors which affect this include the quality

Interviews

Founders of Carousell, Malaysia

All Abroad the Carousell E-Commerce Expansion in Asia

In August 2012, two young Singaporeans and a Malaysian decided to come together and launch a mobile commerce app with the simple idea of snapping a photo of a particular

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Malaysia Ramadan bazaar

Economy Strong Enough To Absorb Malaysia Interest Rate Rise

In the middle of Ramadan, a period of austerity, while Muslims fast and prepare for the Hari Raya Puasa celebrations, the central bank raised the overnight policy rate (OPR) by


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Indonesia Presidential Election 2014: Country Entertains Expectations as Jokowi Wins and Prabowo Protest Begins

On Tuesday evening, Indonesia’s General Election Commission (KPU) announced the official final vote counts and announced Mr Joko Widodo as the winner of Indonesia presidential election 2014. It was not,

Finger on the Pulse | Regional

The ISIL Caliphate: Crisis Or Chimera?

In the infancy of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), alternately known as Isis), most would have dismissed its influence on Southeast Asian security as tenuous at best.

Finger on the Pulse | Singapore

Demo Day brings out Singapore’s Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Lights, camera and action for 12 aspiring teams of entrepreneurs who presented their ideas onstage in front of a room packed with mentors, venture capitalists and local and foreign investors.

Finger on the Pulse | Thailand

Seven Years not Enough Time For Thailand SMEs (and Government) to Ready for AEC

Despite having had seven years to prepare more than 60 per cent of Thailand’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are said to be ill prepared for the start of the


Book Reviews | Regional

The Memoirs and Memorials of Jaques de Coutre: Security, Trade and Soceity in 16th and 17th century Southeast Asia

The Memoirs and Memorials of Jacques de Coutre: Security, Trade and Society in 16th and 17th century Southeast Asia

A swashbuckling young flemish man, seeking his fortune in Southeast Asia is a tale worth reading.  His adventures are replete with intrigue and lies, narrow escapes from death, his ships


Editorial

CPF and Making Personal Finance an Examinable Subject in Singapore Schools

The days where banks were boring and safe places to put your money are long gone.  Instead now walking into a bank usually means being accosted by some polished personal

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