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Asean Way lights path ahead for region

Formation of integrated economic community marks coming of age for South-east Asia in wake of colonialism and Cold War By OOI KEE BENG, for Straits Times, Singapore, published December 25, 2014 (From left) Philippine President Benigno Aquino, PM Lee Hsien Loong, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Myanmar President Thein … Continue reading

ASEAN – A Post Colonial Sisterhood

By Ooi Kee Beng For THE EDGE, Kuala Lumpur. 28 April 2012.   With Myanmar opening up faster than anyone ever expected the question how ASEAN is to develop as a community in the near future gets ever more interesting. “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link” is of course a saying … Continue reading

Three-tiered Social Darwinism in Malaysia

By Ooi Kee Beng in Southeast Asian Studies Vol 41. No. 2, September 2003 [http://www.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/seas/41/2/410202.pdf ] Abstract Eurocentrism continues to inform the political discourses of former colonies like Malaysia to a large extent. Solid ethnicities were constructed and concretized, first conceptually and later through institutional means, to ease the governance of distant lands by Europeans … Continue reading