100 days of Narendra Modi: Has India’s gamble paid off?

By Wed, Sep 10, 2014 4:01PM UTC Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic: AP.

There have generally been two views about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 100 days in office. There is a third category that weighs any government’s performance only by the way the stock market is headed.

Bringing Malaysia back to the ‘middle’

By Wed, Sep 10, 2014 12:16PM UTC Pic: AP.

At the formation of Malaysia, its leaders charted a course for a nation where a multiracial society would live within a democratic framework that embodied the spirit of harmony and understanding. On 16 September 2014, Malaysia will be 51 years old. From recent developments, it seems that Malaysia is veering away from the ideals envisioned when it was first formed.

Confidence in Singapore’s CPF retirement scheme falters

By Tue, Sep 09, 2014 2:04PM UTC Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Pic: AP.

Singapore’s famed Central Provident Fund (CPF), emblematic of state planning at its responsible and creative best under the People’s Action Party (PAP), has become a political headache for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Obama to meet with India’s Modi at White House in late September

By Tue, Sep 09, 2014 12:45PM UTC U.S. President Barack Obama. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will welcome India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi , to the White House for a Sept. 29-30 visit aimed at repairing frayed relations between their countries.

Hong Kong weighs up options after Beijing’s election decision

By Tue, Sep 09, 2014 12:28PM UTC Protesters rally on Hong Kong's streets after Beijing's decision on August 31. Pic: AP.

In the hours that followed the Beijing’s announcement in late August to deny Hong Kong the open nomination of candidates for the chief executive election in 2017, storm clouds swept in over Hong Kong and thousands of rain drenched activists took to the streets to hear Benny Tai, a key figure in the Occupy Central movement, defiantly announce that a “new age of resistance in Hong Kong” had arrived.

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