Tribute to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, the world’s longest reigning monarch. Blessed are all Thais to have a King of sincerity, compassion and plain common sense. For all those who respect His Majesty for his integrity, it was an immense relief and joy to learn that the great monarch is convalescing from his recent illness. In this humble tribute, commemorating His Majesty’s 82nd Birthday, AseanAffairs presents a snapshot of His Majesty’s life and works.
MUCH ADO ABOUT AICHR The Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights, or AICHR, came into existence at the 15th Summit in Cha-Am. Don’t try to follow the adage: Watch what they do, not what they say. For Asean, ‘looks’ still matter when it comes to the subject of human rights.
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THE FUTURE OF TV IN THE AGE OF BROADBAND Ralf Hundertmark sees a need for a strong regulatory body, who, through a system of checks and balances safeguards our privacy and personal data as Asean is transiting from analog to digital TV.
HOW THE INSTALLMENT PLAN HAS TAKEN AMERICA TO WHERE IT IS TODAY The Installment plan took the blame for taking Americans to where they are today. An Anonymous American explains how.
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MALAYSIA’S NAP VERSUS ASEAN INTEGRATION
Malaysia seems intent on keeping the import tariffs to protect its
national cars, and if it does, it will spark trade disputes with fellow
Asean members, and as a result, the single market drive will miss its