Tokyo Olympics: the capstone on Asia’s resilience in the time of coronavirus?

Last week brought the positively heart-warming news that the world’s oldest living person—118 year-old Kane Tanaka, who has survived two bouts with cancer, two...

The pandemic teaches us creativity and to appreciate life in a simpler way

The global pandemic did not just rob people to live life the way it used to be, but it also dampened global economies, shattered...

Vietnam, and where other countries fell short.

The number of coronavirus infections cracked past the seven-million mark globally and not even the best-performing economies were spared from such a pandemic. Since...

How ASEAN’s water scarcity will exacerbate the Covid-19 crisis

While the world’s attention is squarely focused on Europe as the global epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic, Southeast Asia is also well on track...

Coronavirus impact continues to spread 

Singapore’s factory activity collapsed last month as the flu-like coronavirus sent sniffles through Asean, disrupting global supply chains. However, the number of coronavirus deaths is...

Indonesia shares blame for rising seas 

It is customary to blame the developed world for creating climate change after centuries of putting profits before environmental concerns.  The argument goes that western...

Coronavirus 1, human rights 0

Last week a Chinese coronavirus “suspect” in Myanmar was hunted down near the border with China.  The news story detailed the hunt for possible carriers...

Top UN court orders Myanmar to defend Rohingya from genocide

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Myanmar to prevent acts of genocide against the Rohingya Muslims and to stop the destruction of...

Thailand’s cannabis clinic offers bright future 

Thailand is making rapid progress with its policy of legalising the medical use of cannabis with a pilot project in Bangkok seeing thousands of...

Asean’s plastic shame 

Asean’s beaches, seas and waterways continue to choke on plastic waste, with much of it imported from the developed world. Idyllic spots throughout the biodiverse...

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