26 July 2020

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Why have Malaysian minorities internalised systemic racism for 63 years?

A consciousness of racial oppression is starting to seep into the minds of individuals globally. The tragic death of George Floyd catalysed a string of protests tied to the Black Lives Movement in the United States. As a result, the world has witnessed a domino effect of protests, dismantlement of statues tied to colonialism and …

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Innovation Nations: The Argument for Collaboration with Vietnam

In a post-COVID-19 world, Australia must reenvisage its global trade relationships, seeking out emerging innovation partners by leveraging new age commodities in travel and transport. Such partners are at our doorstep, and we should start with Vietnam. Despite long-held forecasting of the inevitability of future pandemics, it seems many states – blinded by desire for …

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Building Resilience and Relationships: The Way Forward for Cambodia and Australia

According to the World Bank’s latest Economic Update on Cambodia, the country’s economy this year will contract by -1 and -2.9 percent. This is a worrying sign given the country’s reliance on – tourism, manufacturing exports, agriculture and construction. At the same time, geopolitical tensions in the region present new risks for Cambodia. In realizing …

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Inside the Pandemic: The Inequality in Accessing E-learning Education Across Southeast Asia.

“The ability to read, write and analyse; the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equality; the qualification and connection to get your foot in the door and take your seat at the table – all of that starts with education” – Michelle Obama. Education, at its core, is one of the most essential …

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