The prospect of Australia joining ASEAN was pushed before the re-election of the Morrison government, a foreign policy initiative which will gain momentum, but analysts are warning the prime minister should think twice. Read more.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — With friction between Australia and Indonesia continuing to test relations it must have been with some relief in Canberra and Jakarta that an Indonesian court sentenced Javaid Mahmood, a 54-year-old from […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — There is mounting suspicion that the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will miss their deadline to institute a single market as promised by the end of […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — In Manila the Filipinos are blushing. A columnist in Japan has singled out the Philippine attitude in learning and teaching the English language for high praise, urging the authorities in Tokyo to […]