Tuesday, August 4, 2020
From an Indonesian mayor to a make-up magnate in Myanmar, more and more women are refusing to accept the status quo. In 2009, Indira Gandhi, a Malaysian kindergarten teacher, temporarily lost custody of her three children. In March that year,...
Following the landslide victory led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy in the 2015 national elections, Myanmar embarked on policy reforms of anti-corruption and foreign investment laws, which has led to an increase...
“Disruption” seems to be the catchword for anyone invested in the future of any industry nowadays as it defines new rules in the society. Its ubiquity stems from “disruptive innovation,” the main concept from Clayton Christensen that has intensified...
When it comes to abusive treatment of domestic workers in Malaysia, you would think that you had seen or heard it all. Until you hear the sad, tragic story of Adelina Lisao. Adelina was a 26-year old Indonesian who hailed...
Phuket has long been renowned for its glittering nightlife – bars and nightclubs line Bangla Road in Patong, blasting The Chainsmokers’ newest hits whilst friendly Thais approach wide-eyed tourists, recommending “ping-pong shows” with a wink. However, on 13 October...
Press freedom is now more important than ever. Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' provides an important lesson for us to learn about holding power accountable. I fully agree with renown director Steven Spielberg that there is an urgency to make his...
When the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship began on the 9th January 2018 in Chuangzhou, China, the people of Vietnam were focused on something else. The Vietnamese "trial of the century" involving 22 former oil executives had begun in...
The legacy of the former strongman Ferdinand Marcos pervades the Ilocos region, helping one woman devote her life to teaching. “Here in Ilocos, there’s nothing more important than ensuring your children receive a good education.” Giving children a better future has...
Religious extremism has been an issue in Southeast Asia for decades. Even before the September 11 attacks, when religious extremism started becoming a buzzword in security circles, Southeast Asia has been grappling with such violent extremist (and undoubtedly skewed) takes...
For many, the Philippine president’s controversial war on drugs pales in significance to medical services, better roads and safer streets. For the past 45 years, Manuel S. Abad and his family have rented the same house in La Loma, a...

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