The Hills ‘r’ Us

By Ooi Kee Beng

December 2015 EDITORIAL
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Natural resources are always good to have. If rightly used, they are the basis not only for an economy’s path of growth, but also for its international identity.Having said that, it is not always easy to recognise a valuable natural resource. Something that is an asset one day may not be so the next. It all depends on values, and these change over time, as we know. A piece of useless land can become desirable if some mineral for mining...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: