Articles by John Pennington

Rohingya child brides in Malaysia

So-called Rohingya people in Rakhine State live in apartheid-like conditions. Young girls head to Malaysia to flee persecution and violence only for their future prospects to unravel at the hands of people traffickers.

Are Singaporean investments helping or hindering Batam?

As investment continues to pour into Indonesia from Singapore, much of it heads to the Batam free trade zone. However, the area is taking on some big challenges in its bid to remain an attractive proposition for investors as well as homebuyers and tourists.