Putin’s frightening endgame in Ukraine

Bertrand Russell was once quoted as saying, “War doesn’t determine who is right, but only who is left.” The atom bomb used in World War II never decided who was right but only left a black spot on the entire human race. On September 21, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial military mobilization, […]Continue Reading

Alibaba Cloud announces final nominees for AsiaStar 10×10 campaign to recognize innovation in Southeast Asia

11 out of 100 awardees are based in Malaysia including Saora Industries
Part of Project AsiaForward initiative to celebrate tech led entities in SEA As part of its Project AsiaForward initiative, Alibaba Cloud has teamed up with tech ecosystem partners to celebrate the diverse achievements of tech-driven entities in Southeast Asia.
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Russia, North Korea partners in sanctions-busting crime

The dissonance between the two conflict-ridden ends of Russia’s periphery continues to shrink as the situation in Ukraine exerts an increasing influence on the security situation on the Korean Peninsula. The development of North Korea-Russia relations since the beginning of Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine suggests multilateralism aimed at curbing the security threat posed by […]Continue Reading

Myanmar’s NUG going for broke before its time

Less than two years since the military coup that triggered a new era of civil war, Myanmar’s democratic resistance is pushing for a swift conclusion to a still escalating conflict. In a high-risk move that effectively defines the dry season of early 2023 as decisive for the country’s future, the shadow National Unity Government (NUG) […]Continue Reading

In full: Head of Civil Service Leo Yip's speech at the annual public service leadership ceremony

SINGAPORE: Head of the Civil Service Leo Yip delivered a speech at the annual public service leadership ceremony on Tuesday (Nov 1). Mr Leo said the COVID-19 pandemic had highlighted the critical role of leadership in government. Singapore’s Government is refreshing its social compact through the Forward Singapore exercise, he noted,Continue Reading

Korea’s Halloween tragedy already haunting Yoon

SEOUL – Is the Itaewon Halloween tragedy President Yoon Suk-yeol’s “Sewol” moment? That’s the question that surfaced on social media just hours after the Saturday night tragedy in which 154 Halloween revelers in Seoul’s Itaewon district were killed in a crowd-crush disaster that shook the nation. The “Sewol” reference is to the 2014 sinking of […]Continue Reading

Power play: China’s submarines going lithium

China plans to upgrade its conventional submarines with lithium-ion batteries, a power move that could significantly increase its fleet’s combat and survival capabilities. This month, South China Morning Post reported that China’s conventional submarine fleet might soon be powered by lithium-ion batteries, taking advantage of technological developments in the country’s electric vehicle (EV) industry, currently […]Continue Reading