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Ticking Time Bomb with North Korea and Venezuela

Dr Peter Chang, Senior Lecturer, Universiti Malaya | Jose Clavijo, Former Diplomat, for Venezuela in Malaysia | Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs

07-Mar-19 07:30

Ticking Time Bomb with North Korea and Venezuela

00:40 - The last Two Sessions congress sent shock waves as President Xi Jinping consolidated his power by removing the term limits on the presidency, we asked Chang if we should expect big decisions again this year?

07:50 - Pressure mounts for President Nicolas Maduro to step down as Venezuela’s political crisis deepens and hyperinflation plaguing the country at a rate of more than 1 million percent and IMF predicts that it could reach up to 10 million percent this year. We speak to former Venezuelan diplomat in Malaysia, Jose Clavijo, on his personal opinion of the crisis.

14:05 - Less than a week after the North Korea–United States Hanoi Summit, North Korea is busy again with images showing that North Korea restoring a missile launch site it previously claimed to be dismantling. We speak to Dr Oh Ei Sun, Senior Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs on the relationship between North Korea and US moving forward.

Presented by: Julian Ng, Sharidz Abdullah, Khoo Hsu Chuang

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Tags:  VenezuelaNorth KoreaNuclearHyperinflationPolitical CrisisInternational AffairsChinaCongress Party

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