The Philippines’ largest media company, ABS-CBN, was pushed off the air recently after the government refused to renew its operating license. The future of press freedom in the country is in serious peril.
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Wilmar, one of the world’s biggest palm oil companies, left a coalition that aims to reduce carbon emissions and deforestation, citing management problems. Now the firm’s commitment to sustainability is cast further into doubt.
Governments in Southeast Asia are using the threat of the coronavirus to consolidate power and impose draconian policies.
Governments must respond to COVID-19 by strengthening social protections and international cooperation, according to a new report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
Although the government touts its protections for workers, intimidation and a lack of strong unionisation continues to hold them back.
The current spotlight on Burmese corruption is welcome, but instability in the country’s border regions makes it difficult to make headway on reducing money laundering.
After a foreign researcher was forced to leave the country, the scientific community reckons with a government in Indonesia sensitive to findings that contradict the official line.
As fears grow, the economic impacts of coronavirus on Southeast Asia could be significant.
Many Filipinos depart from President Duterte over foreign policy, but his popularity shows no signs of waning.
China is exporting its AI-driven surveillance technology to Thailand. Thais should be concerned about further privacy breaches and freedom of speech limits.