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Jokowi’s victory is a regional one

By OOI KEE BENG For THE EDGE MALAYSIA, 3 August 2014 The whole region held its breath as it waited for the final result of Indonesia’s fifth presidential election to be announced on 22 July, 2014. Following exit polls done on election day on 9 July, both candidates had declared victory, and the tension worsened … Continue reading

India in Our Minds

By OOI KEE BENG, Editorial for Penang Monthly, December 2013 Today when we talk about the rise of China and India, we lazily think of them as similar items — as ancient and rich civilizations coming into their own in modern times. We should also remind ourselves though of how deeply they captured the imagination … Continue reading