Ismail Sabri must explain refusal to heed MetMalaysia’s advice against holding polls this year: Lim Guan Eng
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Ismail Sabri must explain refusal to heed MetMalaysia’s advice against holding polls this year: Lim Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR: Caretaker prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob must publicly explain his refusal to heed the Malaysian Meteorological Department’s (MetMalaysia) expert advice against holding a general election this year, said Democratic Action Party (DAP) chairman Lim Guan Eng.  This came after Mr Ismail Sabri said on Sunday (Nov 6) thatContinue Reading

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Time to redefine China’s regional security role
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Time to redefine China’s regional security role

Today the possibility of consolidating an inclusive regional architecture for comprehensive security in the Asia Pacific has become almost inconceivable. This is because ongoing China-US tension appears to have excluded that option. The United States has been busy consolidating its old military alliances and putting together new ones in the region in order to compete […]Continue Reading

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China more popular among SE Asia publics than elites
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China more popular among SE Asia publics than elites

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Southeast Asian general publics tend to be far more positive about China than their national elites, according to a comparison of existing polls of “elite” opinion and a recently-published survey of 15 Indo-Pacific nations.   Analysts say this could be because ordinary people tend to perceive China primarily through economic lenses, increasing the popularity of the […]Continue Reading

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