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Foreign Correspondence

Malaysia; Haven For Refugees?

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Local refugee advocates are voicing their concerns about the fairness of the Australia-Malaysia asylum seeker swap, reports Terry Friel from Kuala Lumpur for New Matilda. Australia has finally signed its morally […]

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US Shines at ASEAN Forum

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — With trade dominating Southeast Asian nations’ agendas, it’s left to the US to save the organisation’s moral bacon, says Luke Hunt in The Diplomat. In the lead-up to this year’s ASEAN Regional […]

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Filipino Spratly Tweak

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Almost immediately after this year’s ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) began in Bali, with the hotly contested Spratly Islands firmly on the agenda, members agreed to agree on what they had agreed […]