THE WORLD: EPISODE THREE

AugustMan (Malaysia) - - Prelude - WORDS BY FARHAN SHAH PHOTO BY GETTY IM­AGES

WHAT A YEAR IT HAS BEEN and we’re only half­way through it. Even scriptwrit­ers wouldn’t be able to dream up the twists and turns that have oc­curred, from the his­toric hand­shake between South and North Korea, to Barisan Na­sional’s loss in the re­cent Malaysian Gen­eral Elec­tions. And this month’s planned sum­mit between Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Sin­ga­pore promised to be yet an­other nail-bit­ing cliffhanger in this sea­son of The World. Un­til it was abruptly can­celled (and then re­in­stated again). We’re hope­ful that the sum­mit will go on as planned and not be hostage to Trump’s os­cil­lat­ing emo­tions. The world has gone through too many dark mo­ments in this episode al­ready. AM

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