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Taking the legacy of systemic racialism seriously

By OOI KEE BENG, for The Edge Malaysia, 1 September 2018 The intuitive conclusion drawn by many that a sea change took place when the government in Malaysia changed hands on May 9, 2018, has its merits. But as in all functioning democracies—and nowadays I count Malaysia among them—a majority vote generally means that almost … Continue reading

Why ASEAN’s Integration is through the Economic Route

BY OOI KEE BENG TODAY NEWSPAPER, SINGAPORE 28 OCTOBER 2015 Just 20 months short of turning half a century old, the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) will officially become an integrated community. On Dec 31 this year, rotating ASEAN chair Malaysia will declare this to be the case. The integration has essentially been and … Continue reading

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