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Hundreds of Singaporeans watch S’pore-banned film in Malaysia

Despite being a working day, some 400 Singaporeans travelled across the border to Malaysian on Friday to catch a screening of the award winning film, “To Singapore, With Love”, at the Freedom Film Festival 2014 held in Johor Bahru. While some made their own way across the border, buses were organized by university student, Lim […]

October 9th, 2014 Politic

Bali Democracy Forum VII

Bali Democracy Forum VII Evolving Regional Democratic Architecture: The Challenges of Political Development, Public Participation, and Socio-Economic Progress in the 21st Century General information The Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) has advanced significantly since it was first established in 2008. The BDF has gained increasing support and recognition from countries in Asia Pacific and beyond as […]

October 9th, 2014 Politic

A Child of the Slum Rises as President of Indonesia

Joko Widodo, the governor of Jakarta whose common touch has made him a political phenomenon, was declared the winner of Indonesia’s presidential election, completing an improbable ascent from child of the slums to leader of the world’s fourth-most populous nation. But the announcement, while widely expected, did not end a simmering controversy. His opponent, Prabowo […]

September 23rd, 2014 Current IssuesPolitic

Presidential Election in Indonesia. Brutal ?

Perhaps this is the most dramatic presidential election in the history of Indonesia. Some people called the most banal. I may call. This is the most brutal. There is a sense of fear when Prabowo can be lost with the popularity of Joko Widodo. So the choice to use black campaign, or slander. Though we […]

July 18th, 2014 Current IssuesPolitic

Grant competition to support the bright ideas of ASEAN’s young teams of leaders

The YSEALI Seeds for the Future Competition launches. Become a YSEALI member by registering at here then look for the YSEALI Seeds for the Future announcement on its webpage, which will allow proposals to be submitted online. Seeds for the Future will offer grants up to $10,000 for each YSEALI theme: Economic Development, Environmental Protection, […]

July 16th, 2014 CultureOut of Topic

How the Sultan of Brunei Violated His Sharia Law With Me

As a teenager, I was the mistress of his brother—who ‘gave’ me as a gift to the sultan. And in just one night, we committed at least two offenses under his newly implemented penal code. On Tuesday, I was greeted by a familiar face when I read through the morning’s news: the sultan of Brunei. […]

May 7th, 2014 Current Issues

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