Expanding Wealth Gap Biggest Issue: Global Risk Report 2017

The increasing global inequality gap is the most important global trend facing the world in the next ten years, ahead of other urgent global problems such as climate change, polarization, cyber dependency, and ageing populations. At least so says the World Economic Forum (WEF) in its Global Risk Report 2017. According to Global Risk Report […]

Kitten Survives Trespass Onto Bangkok Motorway

Kitten Survives Trespass Onto Bangkok Motorway

As a rule animals and Bangkok motorways are generally not a good combination. Often congested and jammed, when traffic conditions are light few Thai drivers can resist the urge to blow the cobwebs out of the engine by tramping the accelerator to the floor. Woe betide slow moving vehicles, people, or animals who get in […]

What you Need to Know About Public Private Partnerships

  Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have become somewhat of a buzzword over the last few years with this form of arrangement capable of delivering greater efficiency in the provision of public services such as energy, transportation, water, healthcare, sanitation, and communications. However, for some, the term PPP is just another acronym in a world overflowing […]

Thailand Roads: Perhaps Some People Were Never Meant to Drive

Thailand Roads: Perhaps Some People Were Never Meant to Drive

After breaking a decade-long record for the number of people killed on its roads over the seven day-long new year holiday period, it hasn’t taken long for fresh videos to emerge highlighting the appalling driving skills encountered on Thailand roads. The 2016-17 new year holiday period between December 29 and January 3 saw 478 people […]

Chiang Mai Volunteer Rescue Crash Compilation a Timely Warning

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Chiang Mai Volunteer Rescue Crash Compilation a Timely Warning

With the  holiday season in full swing and Thailand roads chock-a-block as people seek to escape the confines of the cities, Chiang Mai Rescue have posted a compilation of just a few of the road crashes the volunteer rescue first-responder has been called out to this year. Posted on the organisations Facebook page shows more […]

Cyber Security Predictions For 2017

Cyber Security Predictions For 2017

The year is coming to a close and for the the internet and cyber security communities that means looking back at what problems the internet faced in 2016, what issues are likely to arise in the year ahead, and how we can protect ourselves. Palo Alto Networks is a multi-national cyber security company based in […]

Philippine President Duterte Labeled ‘Stone Cold Psycho’

In its latest animation Tomo News has labelled Philippine President Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte as a “genocidal maniac” and “stone cold psycho”. The scathing appraisal follows boasts by the 71-year-old that he personally had killed people while Mayor of Davao City. In a speech on Monday, Mr Duterte said he would ride around on a motorcycle […]

Nanyang University to Introduce Second Generation Driverless Bus

Nanyang University to Introduce Second Generation Driverless Bus

Singaporean bus drivers are becoming increasingly rare in the city-state, with migrant labour largely responsible for transporting many people to and from work each day. And in a similar fashion to many other industries the writing is on the wall. Bus driving is an occupation without a future in advanced societies. At Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University […]

Mehdi Hasan’s Barbed Attack on Aung San Suu Kyi Over Rohingya Riles Burmese

How can you displace 30,000 people, make sure 130,000 people don’t receive basic life sustaining aid, and do nothing as 27,000 people flee to Bangladesh ahead of a raping, murdering, and village destroying army? Fairly easily if you are the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize by all appearances. In this edition of Al Jazeera’s […]

Cambodia Aims For Share of Halal Market

The Cambodian government is hoping that the introduction of a robust, formal halal certification process for restaurants and food producers will lure more Muslim tourists to the Kingdom and also foster the growth of the Kingdom’s fledgling halal certified food sector. In June Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak met with Turkey’s Ambassador to Cambodia, Ilhan […]

ADL Puts Asean Community Heritage Online

The Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) and the National Library Board (NLB) of Singapore have teamed up to create what they hope will become a streamlined search tool for different types of Asean Community related information by connecting the resources of national libraries in the Asean region. Piloted by the NLB, a statutory […]

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