"In Southeast Asia, politics still have great influence over business" - With Ei Sun Oh
Ei Sun OH is a Senior Fellow at Singapore Institute of International Affairs and former Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he researches on the political economy of Asia Pacific, and Southeast Asia’s interactions with China. Previously, Ei Sun served as Political Secretary to the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Ei Sun Oh believes that in Southeast Asia, the success of a business operation still depends on the state-of-the-art of politics. The political risk connected with electoral cycles, for instance, needs to be taken into consideration for businessmen that want to thrive in a difficult environment.