SDGs and grim global realities

Publication date 14 January 2019 | 14:23 | ICT

In recent times, the development discourse all over the world has been heavily influenced by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set up by the UN in 2015 for the year 2030.



  • Asia set for huge economic strides

    Publication date 09 January 2019 | 15:21 | ICT

    Asian economies will witness significant growth in the next 15 years, according to a new analysis.

  • Seatbelt sign as storm clouds loom

    Publication date 08 January 2019 | 13:41 | ICT

    You have been here before. As you settle into your comfortable seat for the long flight ahead, a voice crackles from the cockpit.

  • Trade tensions a blessing for Asia

    Publication date 07 January 2019 | 10:26 | ICT

    As usual, the US has overestimated its competence in managing economic and geopolitical issues.

  • 2019: The rise of quantum era

    Publication date 04 January 2019 | 14:50 | ICT

    Last year was an exhausting one, but it marked the exhaustion of the old neo-liberal order, willingly dismantled by US President Donald Trump to the aghast of friends and foes alike.

  • WTO faces more challenges

    Publication date 02 January 2019 | 15:03 | ICT

    The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is to celebrate its 24th anniversary this month. There is no better chance than today to assess the performance and outlook of the global organisation.

  • 2018 Asian of the Year

    Publication date 01 January 2019 | 11:36 | ICT

    In a a few decades, when people look back on 2018, perhaps they will only remember one or two major headlines.

  • Inequality reduction index

    Publication date 31 December 2018 | 17:26 | ICT

    REDUCING inequality is one of the priorities of the countries that are part of the commitment to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. How are the governments working towards this goal?

  • Malaysia fares worst for nutrition

    Publication date 27 December 2018 | 14:02 | ICT

    The consumption of a healthy, balanced diet throughout life is essential to the maintenance of good health and the prevention of malnutrition, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and other medical conditions.

  • The year of fierce competition

    Publication date 25 December 2018 | 15:29 | ICT

    As the year draws to an end, 2018 was not a year of living dangerously, as most of us mere mortals want more than ever to live a quiet life. The year has also not been easy for any leader, as Theresa May knows all too well.

  • Women a big part of our future

    Publication date 24 December 2018 | 14:01 | ICT

    I have an auntie who lives in Kampong Cham province. She has eight cows, dozens of ducks and chickens, a fishpond and a little bit of land to grow rice. I told her that it would be fun to play in her fields.