BFM 89.9

TEL: +603-7733 2900 (studio)
Advanced Search 
Close Advanced Search Box
Broadcast Date: 


Podcast  >  Morning Run  >  Current Affairs  >  Uncertainty in the West - Pivot to China?

Uncertainty in the West - Pivot to China?

Prashanth Parameswaran

03-Nov-16 08:35


Prime Minister Najib Razak is in China on a six-day visit. This comes after the visit of Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte’s turn away from the US and pivot towards China was characterised by a kind of colourful aplomb that we’ve come to expect from the Filipino leader.

By contrast, Najib has not engaged in such grandstanding, but analysts are reading a similar narrative in his visit. A “wobbly domino” is one expression that’s been used, while others frame the Malaysian position as a balanced approach considering the new realities.

To help us unpack the many issues unfolding is Prashanth Parameswaran, associate editor for the current affairs magazine, The Diplomat.

This is a report by Sharaad Kuttan, Jason Lim, Emir Zainul, and Wan Irdina. 

Tags:  ChinaphilippinesDutertebilateral relationstrade relationsSouth China SeaUnited StatesGovernment/Regulatory/Policy MakingPolitics, News, Current Affairs

Share this podcast

Latest Podcasts

Play / Pause

Listen now :

Today’s Shows

10:00 AM

Breaking Bread

11:00 AM

A Bit of Culture (REPEAT)

12:00 PM


1:00 PM

Best of Enterprise (REPEAT)

2:00 PM

Skip Intro (REPEAT)

2:30 PM

Skip Intro (REPEAT)

3:00 PM

The Bigger Picture (Earth Matters) (Repeat)

4:00 PM

Pick Of The Pops

6:00 PM

Wavelength (REPEAT)

7:00 PM

Take Five (Repeat)

8:00 PM

33RPM (Repeat)

9:00 PM

Into The Blue