The businessman accused of orchestrating the 1MDB scandal secured asylum from an unnamed country. The move complicates efforts to bring him to justice.
Articles by Zachary Frye
A strong verdict in the Philippines’ journalist massacre case is a step in the right direction, but Filipino journalists still face an uphill battle.
Former ISIS fighters from Southeast Asia are opting to stay in the Middle East, but regional governments must remain vigilant.
As palm oil companies move in, local communities in West Sumatra are losing access to their native lands. Despite the difficulties, they are pushing back.
A verdict in the Maguindanao massacre case is expected within the month. Press freedom advocates worry that a weak ruling on the case could severely handicap Filipino journalists’ ability to cover the news.
Slash and burn practices for palm oil led to a sharp increase in Indonesian forest fires this year. Top global consumer brands continue to buy raw products from producers engaging in these activities.
The United Nations says increased urban migration flows will heavily impact the region’s cities in coming decades. These trends could exacerbate environmental and economic problems, but they also bring the prospect of renewal.
The Philippines’ conditional cash transfer program is a boon for poor families, but it isn’t perfect.
Duterte’s budget wish list prioritises security and intelligence at the expense of education and health. It is a testament to the administration’s misguided policies.
The UN says job creation in productive industries will be essential for keeping pace on its Sustainable Development Goals. To stay competitive, Southeast Asia will need to double down on inclusive and forward-looking economic policies.