As the Covid-19 pandemic plagued the entire globe, lockdowns and stay-home measures became the new norm for many. Being stuck at home gave us no choice but to be glued to our screens. With the majority of activities taken online, it is no surprise that activism too, has made an appearance on social media platforms and it is what we saw online that formed our opinions and sent us back to the streets.
The Indonesian government has started its redevelopment plans to improve its economic distribution. How would this impact its neighbours? Would Indonesia’s growth in power and vision to be the “big brother” of ASEAN be accepted by others?
Last December, in commemoration of the bicentennial anniversary of the founding of modern Singapore, the nation’s first-of-its-kind ground-up initiative celebrated the nation’s peace and prosperity by breaking two new records in the Singapore Book of Records – the Largest Mass Lion Dance Display and the Largest Lion Eye-dotting Ceremony.
Dec 2: Trump signs Hong Kong Bill into law, Rights Groups aim to unseat Bolsonaro, Tensions rise over Kashmir
North America and Canada US President Donald Trump signed the Hong Kong Rights and Democracy
Sept 15: Another top aide quits White House, Duterte kowtows to China, and Netanyahu vows to annex the West Bank
North America & Canada National security advisor of the United States, John Bolton, has resigned
As the disaster of the Third Indochina War unfolded, the seemingly united front of ASEAN appeared to be nothing more than a facade.
As we commemorate the 52nd #ASEANDAY, let’s take a deeper look at the narrative of unity that the regional organisation had attempted to portray during the Third Indochina War.