Ravichandran Moorthy

Ravichandran Moorthy
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia | ukm · School of History, Politics & Strategy (SOHPASS)

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There are various emerging issues and dilemmas related to governance for sustainable development to be explored in Southeast Asia. With its increasing emerging economies in recent years, the region is undoubtedly the most dynamic region, enjoying rapid urbanization and industrialization but increasingly facing environmental, water, and energy insec...
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The India and Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) partnership began in the early 1990s mainly in the economic domain. Reeling from a major internal crisis, India wanted to tap onto the region’s economic vibrancy to strengthen its own waning economy. Since then, amidst India’s domestic constraints, economic ties have largely sustained th...
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Migration has produced many ethnic minority communities worldwide owing to sea-borne trade, religious evangelicalism, and colonialism. For centuries, these communities have existed alongside other cultures, creating multiethnic societies. However, changes in political, economic, and sociocultural conditions have caused these communities, typically...
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We live in a world where hatred and conflicts divide individuals, society, and countries. Although all faith systems and school curriculums emphasize some degree of peaceful co-existence, love, and compassion, the real-world situation is indeed abysmal. How can a naturalistic and altruistic logic of bioethics enhance divine and human-centric values...
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As an independent, multidisciplinary, and cross-cultural committee, comprised of ethicists from cultures and nations across the world, in the context of our previous statements, we offer the following recommendations on the concepts of State and Governance in COVID-19 pandemic
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As an independent, multidisciplinary and cross-cultural committee, comprised of experts from cultures and nations across the world, we offer the following recommendations on the concepts of individual autonomy and social responsibility in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.eubios.info/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/WeCopeStatementAuton...
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Environmental ethics is the subject in philosophy that examines the moral relationship of human beings to the environment and its non-human species. It concerns human’s ethical relationship with the natural environment. The central question concerning environmental ethics is essentially – what is human being’s moral obligation concerning the natura...
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The formation of the State of Israel in 1948 has led to bloody course of events, which continues to this day, as to who has the right to claim the land home; the Palestinian-Arabs (mostly Muslim) or the Jewish (mostly non-Arab residents). The Israel-Palestine conflict is one of the most violent and bloodiest protracted conflict in the post World Wa...
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The management of information among various stakeholders in natural and human induced disasters is fundamental to the mitigation and effective disaster-relieve operations. Efficient information exchanges are a vital component of disaster response and relief operations. This is based on the idea that precise and timely information is made available...
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The study aims to review a range of academic and research dealing with Israeli military strategies. The study focuses on deterrence and Blitzkrieg strategies as the main two strategies Israel has relied mainly on confronting its enemies. The study also focused on Israel’s use of such strategies with non-state organizations, like Hezbollah and Hamas...
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As a regionalism initiative, establishment of the ASEAN Community needs plausible level of public awareness, good public perception and strong public support from the public for its legitimacy. The current paper discusses the opinion among the public pertaining to regional economic integration under the ASEAN Economic Community initiative in compar...
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Relations between the two 'colonial cousins'-India and Pakistan have been on an unstable footing since the partition in 1947. These countries have become more prone to war after their nuclearization programme, compared to their pre-nuclear era-making the geopolitical situation in South Asia very unstable. The proponents of 'nuclear deterrence' argu...
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There are many contagious issues between India and Pakistan, which create hurdles in the way of permanent peace in South Asia. Kashmir dispute, border disputes at Siachen and Sir Creek areas and water dispute are the major issues between the two countries. These two states have fought three major wars and one limited war with each other. There were...
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Proses pembentukan Komuniti ASEAN telah dikritik oleh para sarjana sebagai terlalu elitis dan kurang inisiatif yang serius daripada pihak penggubal dasar untuk memperolehi pandangan orang ramai berkenaan pembentukan komuniti serantau ini. Artikel ini membincangkan bagaimana pandangan masyarakat awam di Indonesia, Malaysia dan Singapura terhadap sem...
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Although Nigeria, like most developing countries is facing various security challenges, recent media reports suggest that activities of Boko Haram insurgent group appears to be the most visible source of security threat to the country. Beginning 2009, the group launched violent attack on the Nigerian state, killing thousands of people and destroyin...
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Scholars argue that ASEAN is a community of nations and not a community of people. Decision making in ASEAN have been concentrated within the higher echelon of leadership, with little public engagement. This article analyses whether public attitudes and supports for the formation of ASEAN Community were affected by the perception of elitist formati...
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Current international media reports on Nigeria indicate that it is having some serious security challenges arising from the destructive activities of Boko Haram insurgent group. Furthermore, similar reports show that attempts by the Nigerian government to overcome the problem appear to be in effective resulting in loss of lives and properties almos...
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This study examines how nationalist sentiments affect the public's commitment to prioritize the proposed ASEAN Economic Community and its three features – free flow of goods and services, free movement of skilled/professional workers and freedom to invest in the region. It analyzes statistical data from public opinion surveys conducted to 1,040 res...
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The India-Pakistan rivalry is an inheritance of past antagonism. Both countries have fought three wars and several bloody conflicts over the possession of Kashmir. This territorial dispute which originated soon after the India-Pakistan partition in 1947, has been a major impediment in their bilateral relations for more than six decades. To address...
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Scholars have remarked that the decision-making process in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is largely elitist in nature and concentrated within the higher echelon of leadership, with little public participation. Since ASEAN is moving toward community building by the year 2015, questions arise on whether the people are consulted,...
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Styrofoam is extensively used in food packaging businesses throughout the world. Its light weight makes it a favorite food package for entrepreneurs in food businesses. However, unlike its content, the food, which decomposed easily after some time, Styrofoam remains un-decomposed due to its oil-based structure. This study discusses the prospects of...
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The formulation “ASEAN Community” has been criticized for being too elitist and lacking serious efforts to solicit public opinion. This article examines how the people in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore view the concept of “community building” and the obstacles this initiative may encounter.
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The formulation "ASEAN Community" has been criticized for being too elitist and lacking serious efforts to solicit public opinion. This article examines how the people in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore view the concept of "community building" and the obstacles this initiative May encounter.
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This paper looks at how water ethics manifest in the coordination among agencies involved in river management in Malaysia. The study employs the case of the Gombak River, the most polluted river in Malaysia which runs through some densely populated urban centers. More specifically, the paper examines inter-agency coordination issues between the Dep...
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Problem statement: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) envisioned an integrated regional community by the year 2015, following the European Union model. However, unlike the European Community which was formed after years of discussion at different levels of society, institutions and government, ASEAN was rather quick to conceptualize...
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Problem statement: This is a review paper that examines the extent aspects such as ethics, sustainability and the environment manifest in the water policy and water management in Malaysia. The study examines two aspects of this topic; firstly it examines the various objectives and considerations in the National Water Policy and secondly it discusse...
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The perception of local community can affect the acceptance of any economic venture. As the name implies, community-based ecotourism has the local community as an integral bulwark. Thus, the objective of this paper is to study the perception of local community in the vicinity of Lata Jarum towards community-based ecotourism. The study area is focus...
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Problem statement: Bioethics is the philosophical study of the ethical controversies about humans and his environment. Bioethicists are concerned with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, philosophy, theology and climate change. The objective of this study is to examine t...
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Problem statement: Environmental ethics concerns human beings' ethical relationship with the natural environment. The fundamental question regarding environmental ethics is basically-what moral obligations do we have concerning the natural environment? The main objective of this study is to examine the extent environmental ethics manifest in river...
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Problem statement: The discourse of ethnicity, race dominance and Isla mization has dominated Malaysian politics since 1957, after seve ral centuries of colonial rule. Although the countr y has achieved admirable socio-economic progress, the ethnic Indians situation has somewhat remained backward compared to the Malay and Chinese communities. The o...
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Abstract: Problem statement: Social ties become less cohesive as society becomes urbanized. The need for social institutions to redress this state of affairs is crucial. There are two objectives of this research: (i) to examine the commitment level of volunteer residents participation in neighborhood watch organization and (ii) to identify attitudi...
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The Chittys or Peranakan Hindu of Melaka (also known as the Melaka Straits-born Hindus) is a hybrid community that emerged from inter-marriages between the Hindu traders and local Malays, Chinese, Javanese and Bataks. This community, domiciled in Melaka, has been around since the reign of the Melaka Sultanate in the early 15th century. Even before...
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The Israel-Palestine conflict has been highlighted as one of the most violent and bloodiest conflict in the post World War II era. Decades of animosity and violence have brought massive loss of human lives and property, both in Palestine and in Israel. The emergent of militant groups like Hezbollah and Hamas has been said to have further exacerbate...

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This research aims to uncover the issues of water management and security in the Mekong River Basin resulting from issues of sustainability, development and geopolitics of the riparian countries, namely Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. The research will also examine the strategies of river management facilitated by the Mekong River Commission.