Opinion

Re-thinking Development

Given massive social divisions and the disruptions from technology, what is the new development model? 

 

Should Asians be financial leaders or followers?

Hong Kong this week celebrated the breaking of the Hang Seng Index 30,000 level, poised to break the peak of 31,958 set on October 30, 2007 that was the last hurrah before the global financial crisis.  

Earlier last month, the US Treasury published the third of its reports on the US financial system, with the aim of unwinding much of the tough financial reforms enacted in the post-crisis decade on banking, capital markets and asset management and insurance.

EDITORIAL: The delicate art of balancing China and US

 

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - What thailand can learn from singapore’s foreign policy nuances.

Searching for Development4.0

As we go through the fog of modernity, confused by threats of war, toxic politics, terrorism, tech- led job disruption, natural and human disasters, what is the right development model going forward?

OPINION: Painful days as media grapples with disruption

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - ​Like others abroad, The Straits Times is facing up to a new media age, by focusing, collaborating and growing its reach.

The purple $1,000 Singapore bill in a corner of the smart book cover caught my eye.

EDITORIAL: Sheer abuse of power

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Alarming atrocities around Southeast Asia raise the question: What happened to human values?

Feeling Dumb about Artificial Intelligence (AI)

There has been so much hype about AI that rock star historian turned futurist Yuval Noah Harari thinks that Man (Homo Sapiens) will evolve into Homo Deus – almost god-like through technology and science conquering famine, war and possibly even death (Vintage Books, 2015). 

OPINION: A reflection on Facebook

Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN - Within a week after I wrote about the President becoming a purveyor of fake news, someone decided to teach me a lesson by setting up a Facebook account using my name and an old photo of myself riding a motorcycle. It looked authentic enough, except for the fine print listing my title as “Ediotor” (sic) of the Inquirer, and describing my work as “trash.”

How would Bengalis linked with ARSA terror group be re-accepted?

Myanmar will soon start a process for re-accepting Bengalis who fled to Bangladesh.

State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi already told the international community that Myanmar will re-accept anyone who can be verified in accordance with the 1993 agreement.

UNHCR’s reports as of September 28 tallied the amount of runaway Bengalis to around 501,000 and their numbers grow daily. The Information Committee also reported of many Bengalis that had previously remained within Myanmar but had now crossed over or are now gathering at the Myanmar-Bangladesh border to migrate.

OPINION: Will Shinawatras stir the political pot from abroad?

BANGKOK(The Nation/ANN) -  Siblings Thaksin and Yingluck, fugitives from justice, will reunite somewhere abroad. But will they join hands to turn the world against Thailand, or emerge as a threat to the junta?