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Political Risk Clouds Darken

On the newspaper section of Asia Focus of the Bangkok Post , 27 thJanuary 2014,  Dr Posh Raj Pandey, Executive Chairman of SAWTEE ( South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment) commented on the political turmoil that is happening in the ASEAN region. According to him, the ongoing political turmoil that is happening around ASEAN region is the result of the poor governance and high levels of corruption that has left many governments unable to deliver what they have promised to their citizens, who are no longer afraid to come out onto the streets to vent their anger. He also further stated that the rise of the middle class has been an important factor given that people are better informed than ever before and because of this political turmoil, the economy is getting even worse.