Mr Joko Widodo's election victory is breaking new political ground in Indonesia and showing just how far the country has developed as a democracy in 17 years. -ST
The aim should be a thriving neighbourhood that young entrepreneurs and the pioneer generation call home. -ST
In a region where the sway and cunning of both are closely watched and compared, it has been a good week for the Chinese leader and a poor one for the American. -ST
The IUCN World Parks Congress just ended but the fight to save ASEAN's protected areas must continue. -ST
Worryingly, more and more government officials are seeing things from racial and religious perspectives and not national interest. -ST
Many students here are enrolled with private education providers, which have an important role to play in transforming the workforce. -ST
The mall culture may be fading elsewhere, but in our Land of Smiles it continues to grow in leaps and bounds with no sign of slowing. -The Nation/ANN
As far as most residents are concerned, Jokowi's former deputy is the next man to continue the governor's job. -Jakarta Post/ANN
Access to foreign domestic workers has freed up skilled workers to participate in the formal Singaporean economy. -ST
Young people who are drawn to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria's cause need to realise that lasting change can never be wrought through violence. -ST

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