The presidential palace has released several matrices of alleged national security threats. Many are just individuals critical of President Duterte’s policies.
Singapore’s tap water is perfectly safe for drinking. Yet, the city state’s thirst for bottled water continues to grow every year.
In Thailand, 7-11 convenience stores are becoming ubiquitous. While many appreciate the fast and accessible services, impacts on small business and local suppliers are mixed.
Year after year, landslides in Myanmar’s jade mines kill hundreds of workers. Authorities place profits ahead of human lives.
Despite the strong growth of real estate markets in the region, proptech startups are still finding their feet in Southeast Asia. Fintech might hold the key to revolutionising ASEAN’s real estate markets.
Two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar for over 500 days were pardoned. But their story and the ongoing repression of journalists in Myanmar show that Aung San Suu Kyi’s government is unable to secure the freedom of the press in Myanmar’s judicial system.
Myanmar’s nationalists are employing increasingly political rhetoric. It is no accident.
The benefits of new technologies are rippling across Southeast Asia. However, the region is also becoming a marketplace for child abuse imagery as foreign buyers connect with marginalised and impoverished communities
Prayut Chan-Ocha looks likely to win enough support to continue as Prime Minister. However, pro-democracy parties have made big inroads and could check his power.
Malaysia’s civil service has long come under fire for being bloated, inefficient and self-serving. Now it stands accused of preventing attempts at reform.