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Why Malaysia’s New Proposal Could Change Southeast Asia’s Drugs Debate
July 09, 2019

Why Malaysia’s New Proposal Could Change Southeast Asia’s Drugs Debate

By Preeti Jha
A move to decriminalize personal drug use and possession could help to shift the regional discourse on drugs.

Yaba: The Red Pills and the Rohingya
June 04, 2018

Yaba: The Red Pills and the Rohingya

By Siddharthya Roy
Bangladesh’s cities are awash with red methamphetamine pills that come in from Myanmar.
An Ex-Addict’s Journey from Bhutanese Prison to Thai Kitchen
September 15, 2017

An Ex-Addict’s Journey from Bhutanese Prison to Thai Kitchen

By Sonam Yangchen, Chencho Dema and Vishal Arora
One step at a time.

Rising Outrage Over Duterte’s War on Drugs in the Philippines
September 12, 2017

Rising Outrage Over Duterte’s War on Drugs in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
A reported surge of extrajudicial killings victimizing children has exacerbated concerns about the campaign.

“Deep Web” Drug Peddling Site Atlantis Begins Advertising Push
June 27, 2013

“Deep Web” Drug Peddling Site Atlantis Begins Advertising Push

Website offers illegal drugs online, promises “no fees, next day delivery.”

A New Player in the Narcotics Trade
December 29, 2012

A New Player in the Narcotics Trade

Indonesia’s National Narcotics Agency is concerned Iranian drug syndicates are using asylum seekers as smugglers.

The New War on Drugs: ASEAN Style
November 30, 2012

The New War on Drugs: ASEAN Style

By Tom Fawthrop
ASEAN nations are stepping up their fight against illegal drugs as other parts of the world are taking a much different approach.
Laos’ Murky War on Drugs
October 12, 2011

Laos’ Murky War on Drugs

Laos has vowed to be drug free by 2015. But the Somsanga ‘treatment centre’ offers a glimpse into a world of abuse, beatings and suicide.

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