IS MALAYSIA BLOWING HOT AND COLD?

Friend… or foe? Bilateral relations between Malaysia and Singapore have been thrown into the spotlight this past week, ever since newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called to scrap the High-Speed Rail (HSR) project, which has been in the works since 2013. According to transport minister Khaw Boon Wan, even as Singapore continues to wait […]

SO CLOSE YET SO FAR

Uh-oh, what happened now? North Korea cancelled its highly anticipated talks with South Korea two hours before the two nations were scheduled to meet on May 16. The last-minute cancellation by North Korea was to protest the joint military drills between the US and South Korea. The large-scale drills, called ‘Max Thunder’ (sounds like a […]

US WITHDRAWS FROM IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

What happened? Trump has officially announced the exit of the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action, better known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. This landmark agreement, negotiated in 2015 under the Obama Administration, pledged a lifting of sanctions on Iran in return for controls restricting a possible Iranian nuclear weapons programme. Trump’s […]

MAHATHIR: MALAYSIA’S 4TH AND 7TH PRIME MINISTER

What Happened? Malaysia’s 14th General Election played like gripping television drama – legendary leader returns to the political scene, working with former foes to right what is wrong, and return order to the land. At least that was what seemed to happen when fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamed’s party coalition (Pakatan Harapan) won […]