The premier's visit is at the invitation of his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong, for the 33rd Asean Summit.
WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - Mr Mike Pence will stand in for President Donald Trump at several international gatherings this week in Asia, a region where the US faces increasing doubts about its commitment and consistency.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Asean, which will hold its own summit on Tuesday before being joined by other leaders, also faces the challenge of working through sharp differences over the handling of the Rohingya minority by Myanmar.
Mahathir expected to be seated next to Myanmar’s Suu Kyi at Asean Summit.
Singapore News - The Singapore Police Force (SPF) is deploying 5,000 officers to provide land and sea security for the five-day Asean Summit that began yesterday. The 33rd Asean Summit and related meetings are taking place at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre. SPF... Read more at www.tnp.sg
There may be brief respite for Beijing, but long-term competition isn't going anywhere.
The US president is likely to pursue deals with China and North Korea which the Democrats are likely to back.
ASEAN leaders to renew calls for multilateralism in upcoming EA summit. Asia-Pacific leaders will join the heads of Southeast Asian states this week in Singapore to renew calls for multilateralism and fresh pledges to resolve regional conflicts ranging from the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar to tensions in the South China Sea.
SINGAPORE, Nov 11 — The 33rd edition of the semi-annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit will kick off today, and Malaysia will attend the regional meeting under the new Pakatan Harapan leadership led by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk...