Warwick ASEAN Conference

Laos: Her Present and Future

Disclaimer: Warwick ASEAN Conference would like to clarify that all opinions expressed in this article are the authors’ and editors’ own. BY DAVID LUO Following economic liberalisation reforms in the 1980s, the Laos economy has experienced tremendous economic growth. Referred by the World Bank as one of the fastest growing…

KRA GROUP: INTERVIEW WITH MR. KARIM RASLAN

Mr. Karim Raslan is the CEO and founder of the KRA Group (http://www.kra-group.com), a public affairs firm with a Southeast Asia-wide focus. A graduate of the University of Cambridge, he has developed a deep understanding of business and politics across Southeast Asia, especially of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and the…

Daring Moves: How the Philippines is Reshaping the Balance of Power in South East Asia

Disclaimer: Warwick ASEAN Conference would like to clarify that all opinions expressed in this article are the authors’ and editors’ own. BY ROBERTO GIMÉNEZ LLAMAS On 30 June 2016, when Rodrigo Duterte took office as president of the Philippines after having been elected on an anti-drugs platform, few could imagine…

Embracing Fintech in South East Asia: Interview with Mr. Reynold Wijaya

Mr. Reynold Wijaya is a passionate entrepreneur seeking to make a positive impact in South East Asia. Prior to the founding of Funding Societies, a peer-to-peer lending platform (https://fundingsocieties.com/about), Mr. Wijaya worked as a leading executive in a reputable business conglomerate in Indonesia, focusing on operations and team management. Through…

Domestic Problem, Global Effects

Domestic Problem, Global Effects BY JIAJENE LEE Introduction Forest fires in Indonesia have haunted the nation for over two decades, causing massive destruction in their wake. NASA’s Global Fire Emissions Database (GFED) estimated that the fires have released the equivalent of 1.75 billion metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere…