Companies and investors are weighing the impact of a military coup that has thrust the once-thriving nation into a state of emergency.
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Myanmar’s army has plenty of examples in Asia of powerful elites that write rules favoring the establishment at election time.
Looming over myriad crises is the months of rallies where protesters have openly criticized the monarchy, Thailand’s most powerful institution.
Singapore’s ill-fated attempts to enliven tourism underscore the difficulties of getting any sort of travel up and running — even in a nation with few community cases.
Suu Kyi’s first year in office saw foreign direct investment hit $9.4 billion, a record, but that dropped down to $5.5 billion in the last financial year that ended on Sept. 30.
For Malaysia, where one coalition ruled for six straight decades until the 2018 election, it’s relatively new for the monarch to play such a prominent role in politics.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin denounced the move on Wednesday and challenged Anwar to prove his assertion.
In recent months, his government has started to shift back toward Washington as Beijing has increased assertiveness in the South China Sea
It’s long been the case in Thailand that every conversation about the monarchy requires an extra level of alertness. One must carefully note their surroundings, who could be trusted and who might potentially take offense. Words are chosen delicately, often using coded language, to establish ...
The court decision could bolster Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s political capital at a time when his administration controls a razor-thin majority in parliament.