Southeast Asia

US NED-Funded Meddling Exposed in The Philipp...

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With little else to offer the nations of Southeast Asia, the US has opted instead to wield the familiar and well-honed weapon of political subversion to peel potential partners away from Beijing in Washington’s continued bid to rescue its waning primacy in Asia-Pacific. The most recent manifestation of this can be seen in the Philippines…

In Indonesian Borneo: Humiliate Native People...

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You will never read about it, but Dayak people, the “First Nation” of the enormous island of Borneo, are broken, robbed and brainwashed. “Unity in diversity” it says; the motto of Indonesia. But it could be argued that the opposite is true. There is very little unity, and less and less diversity, as…

New Thai Government and America’s Asia ...

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After much uncertainty and a turbulent election, Thailand now has a new government led by its newly elected prime minister, Prayuth Chan-o-cha. This bodes well for Thailand’s stability and development as well as its growing ties with its ASEAN neighbours as well as with China. For the US and its attempts to reassert “primacy”…

US-backed Agitators Go “Missing” ...

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The Western media along with multiple US and European funded “rights” groups have sounded the alarm over what they claim is a wave of assassinations and physical attacks on “activists.” The particular target of these claims is Thailand. Articles like the Sydney Morning Herald’s “‘They sent an assassination squad': Thai exiles speak of life in fear,” allege: The attacks on…

Singapore hosted Shangri-La Dialogue 2019

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From 31 May to 2 June of this year, the scheduled IISS Shangri-La Dialogue took place in Singapore. It has been hosted annually (since 2002) by London’s International Institute for Strategic Studies. The Forum is gradually turning into one of the most reputable events, well attended by high-ranking government officials. It was established to enable dialogue on…

Sabah Dispute and Numerous Problems in Southe...

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The visit by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Bin Mohamad, to the Philippines in March of this year once again raised the issue of ownership over Malaysia’s state of Sabah. Although during the visit itself this problem was not discussed, afterwards Mahathir Bin Mohamad told journalists during an interview that there were no…

Hundreds Dies ‘as a Result of the Indonesian ...

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It truly looked grand, impressive – the fourth most populous country on earth voted in general elections, which were held on 17 April 2019. Hundreds of positions were for grab: that of the president, the vice president, members of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR), and…

Thailand after Elections

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On 24 of March the first general election in 7 years was held in Thailand. It was meant to put an end to the 5-year rule by the military, who came to power in 2014 as a result of a coup d’etat. It is worth highlighting straight away that the election did not shed any light on the future…

Human Rights Hypocrisy: Defending Billionaire...

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In the wake of Thailand’s recent elections, US and European-backed opposition forces were caught flatfooted, reeling from losing the popular vote to the military-linked Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP). Additionally, “rising political star” as the Western media refers to him…

US Diplomacy Sours in Southeast Asia

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Under the cover of “security threats” and promoting “democracy,” Washington has increased the frequency and amplitude of threats and pressure aimed at China’s partners around the world and specifically in Southeast Asia. The Southeast Asian Kingdom of Thailand, still erroneously…

Military and Technical Cooperation with Vietn...

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It is well known that China, the United States, Russia, Japan, Australia, South Korea and Singapore are considered to be the most active players in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Other nations as, for instance, member-states of the European Union, are rarely mentioned in news…

Now Indonesia in Love with Trains – Chi...

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Not long ago, they used to be an absolute disaster: Indonesian trains. Compared to the Dutch colonial era, the network has shrunk dramatically, from 6,811 km to 5,910km in 1950, and to a disastrous 3,000 km recently. Just a few years ago, passengers used to climb onto the roofs…


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