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Book Review: Scholarship and Engagement in SEA

April 26, 2017

BOOK REVIEW

Oscar Salemink, editor, Scholarship and Engagement in Southeast Asia, (Chiang Mai: Silkworm Press, 2016)

Reviewed by Andrew Alan Johnson… 1,298 more words

Politics

Hishamuddin’s steps to power: Loyalty pays off

April 17, 2017

COMMENT:

I have been very critical of Prime Minister Najib Razak on many issues, corruption and governance among them; more often than not, I have been brutally so. 891 more words

Politics

Cambodia: Stability, Security and Economic Growth amidst Geo-Political Uncertainties remains top priority

March 22, 2017

Cambodia: Stability, Security and Economic Growth amidst Geo-Political Uncertainties remains top priority

by Dr. Sorpong Peou

http://www.newmandala.org

Cambodia’s ruling party is seeking to shore up its chances of electoral success with recent changes to the rules governing political parties, Sorpong Peou writes. 1,049 more words

Politics

From Economic Analysis to Inclusive Growth

January 23, 2017

From Economic Analysis to Inclusive Growth

by Kemal Dervis

Kemal Derviş, former Minister of Economic Affairs of Turkey and former Administrator for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), is a vice president of the Brookings Institution. 806 more words

Governance

Excellence: A Point of View

October 18, 2016

Excellence: A Point of View

COMMENT: Everyone in Malaysia talks about the pursuit of excellence and some pretend to know what it means, especially  our mediocre politicians in power and men in the public service who are tasked to implement our national education policy and Blue Ocean Strategy. 792 more words

Politics

New Mindset required to uplift varsity standards

September 24, 2016

New Mindset required to uplift varsity standards, says my  Academic Friend, Dr. James Gomez@Bangkok University, Thailand

by Pratch Rujivanarom
The Nation

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Universities-face-hard-test-to-lift-standards-30293472.html… 600 more words

Governance

The Class Politics of Decluttering

July 18, 2016

The Class Politics of Decluttering

By Stephanie Land

Missoula, Mont. — SUDDENLY, decluttering is everywhere. It may have started with Marie Kondo and her mega-best seller, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” but it has exploded into a mass movement, anchored in websites, seminars and — ironically — a small library’s worth of books about how to get rid of stuff. 883 more words

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