Daily News on Southeast Asia – 28 Nov 2023

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Today’s issue includes the following commentaries and citations attributed to ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and its researchers. You can click on the links to go to the articles directly.

No. 22: Napon Jatusripitak, Visiting Fellow
No. 28: Aries A. Arugay, Visiting Senior Fellow

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1. Indonesia raises $1.4 bln from retail green sukuk for climate projects
Antara, 28 November 2023

2. Candidates embark on campaign trail with vow of peace
Dio Suhenda & Nur Janti
Jakarta Post, 28 November 2023

3. Explainer | Indonesia election 2024: as Jokowi ends his term, what issues do 3 presidential hopefuls face?
Amy Sood
South China Morning Post, 28 November 2023

4. Indonesia’s new anti-graft chief sworn in amid alleged extortion scandal
Pizaro Gozali Idrus
Benar News, 27 November 2023

5. Indonesian presidential candidate Anies rejects new capital Nusantara plan, citing ‘new inequality’
Arlina Arshad
Straits Times, 27 November 2023

6. Prabowo’s Promise to Stop Fuel Imports Difficult to Achieve, Economist Says
Tempo, 27 November 2023


7. Malaysia might just surprise on the upside
Manu Bhaskaran
Edge Markets, 28 November 2023

8. Stuck in Bersatu, four defectors seen being in political limbo
Julia Chan
Malay Mail Online, 28 November 2023

9. Panel: Anwar talks good game, but falls short on delivery
Malaysiakini, 28 November 2023

10. COMMENT | Can reconstituted multiracial parties rescue M’sia?
Lim Teck Ghee & Murray Hunter
Malaysiakini, 28 November 2023

11. If you ‘starve’ Bersatu, hardline PAS will prosper – analyst
Malaysiakini, 28 November 2023

12. What reforms in Malaysia look like
Mustafa K. Anuar
The Malaysian Insight, 28 November 2023

13. Malaysia’s economy to be affected if Palestine-Israel conflict escalates
The Malaysian Insight, 28 November 2023

14. Sudah masa Bersatu dipimpin pelapis [Time for Bersatu to be led by the next generation of leaders]
Arief Aiman Asrol
Utusan Malaysia, 28 November 2023

15. Dewan Negara passes IRB (Amendment) Bill 2023
Bernama, 27 November 2023


16. Editorial: The Guardian view on Myanmar’s military: the generals are in trouble
Guardian, 27 November 2023

17. Myanmar NUG’s Bank Raises $10 Million From Share Sale in 10 Days
Irrawaddy, 27 November 2023

18. Will the PLA cross the Chinese-Myanmar border to safeguard security?
Yu Zeyuan
ThinkChina, 27 November 2023


19. ICC: Marcos’ most consequential decision?
Richard Heydarian
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 28 November 2023


20. Pheu Thai accused of ‘stalling’ to keep power
Aekarach Sattaburuth
Bangkok Post, 28 November 2023

21. Thailand at economic crossroads
Marthe M Hinojales & Allen Ng
Bangkok Post, 28 November 2023

22. Thailand PM Srettha faces hard sell in e-wallet plan to stoke economy
Francesca Regalado
Nikkei Asia, 28 November 2023


23. China, Vietnam seek rail and hi-tech ‘interconnection’ as trade, investment skyrocket
Ralph Jennings & Kandy Wong
South China Morning Post, 28 November 2023

24. Joint statement on Vietnam – Japan comprehensive strategic partnership
Voice of Vietnam, 27 November 2023

ASEAN/Southeast Asia

25. China’s slowdown will not stop growth in Southeast Asia
Priyanka Kishore
Nikkei Asia, 28 November 2023

26. The Significance of the Maiden GCC-ASEAN Summit
Ghulam Ali
Diplomat, 27 November 2023

27. Thailand’s land bridge project will benefit Malaysia, says Anwar
The Malaysian Insight, 27 November 2023

28. First island chain strategy: Japan-Philippines security relationship deepens
Aries A Arugay & Mico A Galang
ThinkChina, 27 November 2023

Asia Pacific

29. Biden missed an opportunity to help America – and himself
Shang-Jin Wei
Free Malaysia Today, 28 November 2023

30. China’s Path to Power Runs Through the World’s Cities: To Push Back, the West Must Invest More in Urban Life
Simon Curtis & Ian Klaus
Foreign Affairs, 27 November 2023

31. U.S. made the most of APEC given what it had to work with
Wendy Cutler
Nikkei Asia, 27 November 2023

East/South China Sea

32. South China Sea: openness encouraged to shore up marine economy after disputes threaten to capsize relations
He Huifeng
South China Morning Post, 28 November 2023

Climate Change/Environment

33. Aceh’s palm oil road map aims to increase production, while protecting forests
Tenggara Strategics
Jakarta Post, 28 November 2023

34. Can Cop28 elbow out fossil fuels amid ‘aggressive’ plan to triple renewable energy by end of decade?
Biman Mukherji
South China Morning Post, 28 November 2023

Media, Technology & Society

35. In a League of Its Own: The Cyberspace Administration of China : Insights from Rogier Creemers.
Mercy A. Kuo
Diplomat, 28 November 2023


Global Economy

36. The arrival of industrial policy 2.0
East Asia Forum, 27 November 2023

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