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Malaysian Cabotage Policy Agitates Old Wounds in the Country’s East
May 07, 2021

Malaysian Cabotage Policy Agitates Old Wounds in the Country’s East

By Tharishini Krishnan
Malaysia's burdensome maritime regulations have put the question of autonomy for Sabah and Sarawak back on the agenda.

Thai Government Readies Legal Shackles for Civil Society
May 07, 2021

Thai Government Readies Legal Shackles for Civil Society

By Sebastian Strangio
If passed, the law will be used to target organizations deemed to threaten Thailand's entrenched political elite.
Duterte Orders Arrest of Quarantine Violators After Taking Unauthorized Vaccine
May 07, 2021

Duterte Orders Arrest of Quarantine Violators After Taking Unauthorized Vaccine

By Nick Aspinwall
The Philippines president received the unapproved Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine as COVID-19 cases continue to surge.

Moon’s Prosecutor Pick Puts Reform Efforts Back in the Spotlight
May 06, 2021

Moon’s Prosecutor Pick Puts Reform Efforts Back in the Spotlight

By Jenna Gibson
Kim Oh-soo, the nominee for prosecutor general, is a strong supporter of President Moon's controversial prosecution reform plan.

Internet and Social Media Blackouts Are Hurting Businesses in Pakistan
May 06, 2021

Internet and Social Media Blackouts Are Hurting Businesses in Pakistan

By Shahid Afzal Khan
The internet offers Pakistan a path for sustainable economic growth. Government “security” policies must not get in its way.

Can Myanmar’s New ‘People’s Defense Force’ Succeed?
May 06, 2021

Can Myanmar’s New ‘People’s Defense Force’ Succeed?

By Sebastian Strangio
The force is intended as a prelude to the eventual establishment of a Federal Union Army to battle the military junta.

Under Military Rule, Myanmar Has Retreated to the Keypad Phone Age
May 06, 2021

Under Military Rule, Myanmar Has Retreated to the Keypad Phone Age

By Aika Sato
Given the protest movement's reliance on social media, the military junta has begun executing random smartphone spot checks.
Trio of Cambodian Youth Imprisoned for Environmental Activism
May 06, 2021

Trio of Cambodian Youth Imprisoned for Environmental Activism

By Sebastian Strangio
In recent years, the environmental group Mother Nature has become a major irritant for Prime Minister Hun Sen's government.

Staunch Anti-India Kashmir Politician Dies in Police Custody
May 05, 2021

Staunch Anti-India Kashmir Politician Dies in Police Custody

By Aijaz Hussain
Mohammed Ashraf Sehrai had been in jail for nearly a year under the Public Safety Act.

Pandemic Second Wave Presents a Moment of Reckoning for Modi – and Indian Politics
May 05, 2021

Pandemic Second Wave Presents a Moment of Reckoning for Modi – and Indian Politics

By Asim Ali
While the BJP’s defeat in the West Bengal elections hardly marks a referendum against Modi, rising middle class anger could indeed reverse his fortunes.

Indonesia Deploys Forces to Troubled Papua Region
May 05, 2021

Indonesia Deploys Forces to Troubled Papua Region

By Sebastian Strangio
The uneasy region seems set for another cycle of military crackdowns and separatist counter-attacks.
Medical Workers Targeted in Myanmar’s Post-Coup Crisis
May 05, 2021

Medical Workers Targeted in Myanmar’s Post-Coup Crisis

By Brian Elmore
The country's political and economic troubles are being shadowed by a looming public health crisis.

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