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Indonesia: Amnesty International condemns bomb attacks

Indonesia: Amnesty International condemns bomb attacks

Amnesty International Indonesia today condemns in the strongest terms the 13 May bombings in three areas in Surabaya, the church areas in East Java. At least 10 people died and more than 41 were injured in Sunday’s bomb attacks. The deliberate targeting and killing of women, men and children going about their daily lives can […]

Will Dr. Mahathir succeed in the 14th General Election?

Will Dr. Mahathir succeed in the 14th General Election?

For the first time in Malaysia’s history since its independence in 1957, the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) being the dominant party in the Barisan Nasional (BN) government today, will be challenged by its former president who is also the former Prime Minister (PM) of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, in the 14th General Election (GE) that […]

Interview with Philippines’ beloved reporter, Ramon Tulfo

Interview with Philippines’ beloved reporter, Ramon Tulfo

Ramon Tulfo (70) is one of the most well-known and respected journalists in the Philippines. He was the first of four children born to his independence-fighter father and Japanese mother. Tulfo currently works with renowned media outlet The Inquirer as a columnist and runs the regular radio channel ‘DWIZ 882 AM’. Inside Tulfo’s office, one […]

Unconditional support for Duterte’s War on Drugs by citizens

Unconditional support for Duterte’s War on Drugs by citizens

Philippines: the country that sent troops over to support the Korean war; the country that used to be second in wealth to neighboring Japan. In mid-1980s, the people continued in the long-fought race against President Marcos’ dictatorship, winning that race in June of 1987. And even though many Philippines have lived in other nations and […]

ASEAN, according to a Filipino Millennial

ASEAN, according to a Filipino Millennial

As a Grade 12 student taking up Humanities and Social Sciences, I believe its important to have a deeper and more critical understanding of what ASEAN is. I remember one of my teachers advising me that I should be able to give a “scholastic” answer in answering questions. But from my perspective, the ASEAN is […]

The Breakthrough Diplomatic

The Breakthrough Diplomatic

South Korean diplomacy with Southeast Asian Nations had stopped for four years. Now, South Korean President Moon Jae-in will bring diplomatic breakthrough. President Moon Jae-in will be visiting three ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries next month—namely Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines—for the first time since assuming office May of this year. President Moon’s […]

Singapore Buzz For A Non-Chinese PM Amid Debate Over Malay President

Singapore Buzz For A Non-Chinese PM Amid Debate Over Malay President

  Singapore made history on September 13, 2017 by choosing a woman as the Head of State. Halimah Yacob, 63, an immediate-past Speaker of Parliament, was elevated to be the Elected President (EP) in a walkover. A member of the Malay community, she rose to the highest office of the land in the first reserved […]

Unstable World Leaders

Unstable World Leaders

North Korea young leader Kim Jong-un inspecting the new weapon and showing it being loaded into an intercontinental ballistic missile accompanied the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) report: “North Korea has succeeded in making a more developed nuke.” A photo of Kim Jong-un holding inspected a missile was released by State media on the 3rd […]

2017 Global Leaders Forum Indonesia: “Indonesia is the Land of Opportunity for the Precise and Humble”

2017 Global Leaders Forum Indonesia: “Indonesia is the Land of Opportunity for the Precise and Humble”

“Indonesia is the land of opportunity. But only those who are precise and humble will be able to gain such opportunities.” On the 23rd of August, at 6 pm (Korea time), to kick-off the 2017 Global Leaders Forum Indonesia with Korean member participants, Jung Moo-young (Vice President of Korindo), Indonesian citizens, and embassy workers, Noh […]

Hope and Courage in Marawi City, Philippines

Hope and Courage in Marawi City, Philippines

By Alin Ferrer The conflict in Marawi City has entered its fourth week as of now.  On May 22, terrorist groups attacked the city and set it ablaze, an incident allegedly inspired by ISIS.  But let there be no mistake about this: the Maute group is a lawless group of bandits who are pretending to […]

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