Special treatment in Duterte’s drug war

Publication date 20 February 2020 | 22:17 | ICT

Once given the go-signal to launch a ruthless, bloody campaign to go after drug dealers and users, the Philippine National Police (PNP) went at it with horrifying efficiency.



  • Cool heads will defeat Covid-19

    Publication date 19 February 2020 | 21:50 | ICT

    Since Covid-19 was first reported as a world health issue, cruise ships have been the worst to suffer after airlines.

  • Malaysian economy

    Publication date 18 February 2020 | 21:13 | ICT

    Malaysia's economy grew by 4.3 per cent in 2019, the lowest in 10 years. This indicates that the economy is full of challenges ahead.

  • Crisis in Germany

    Publication date 18 February 2020 | 21:12 | ICT

    Germany is in crisis, indeed a period of profound political uncertainty sparked by the surprise resignation of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s potential successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK) in parallel to her withdrawal from the leadership of the ruling Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU).

  • Covid-19 spells fresh start for China’s digital economy

    Publication date 17 February 2020 | 21:28 | ICT

    In the battle against Covid-19, emerging technologies have stood out by making immense contributions in an unexpected, creative and amazingly responsive way.

  • The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining

    Publication date 13 February 2020 | 23:49 | ICT

    The new decade brings Cambodia to a crossroads with energy generation. Access to energy has exceeded all targets, with 93 per cent of villages electrified last year.

  • Confrontation in Syria’s Idlib

    Publication date 12 February 2020 | 22:26 | ICT

    Though the Syrian conflict is far from settled, the level of violence seen in earlier years – especially after the uprising against Bashar al-Assad sparked the civil war in 2011 – has come down in the last couple of years.

  • Thailand terrorised

    Publication date 12 February 2020 | 22:25 | ICT

    Thailand has been terrorised, albeit not in the conventional sense.

  • Good friends but still with some reservations

    Publication date 11 February 2020 | 22:37 | ICT

    As Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo addressed the Australian Parliament in Canberra on Monday, officials from both countries can breathe a little easier in the knowledge that the bilateral relationship is in good shape.

  • People must force change in climate change agenda

    Publication date 10 February 2020 | 21:46 | ICT

    As a result of climate change, hurricanes are more powerful than in the past. Floods cover vast regions, causing people to lose their homes.

  • Media war & geopolitics

    Publication date 09 February 2020 | 21:40 | ICT

    The 2017 feud between the Saudi Arabia-led countries and Qatar had the contentious role of the Qatar-funded Al Jazeera (literally ‘the Island’) channel as the foremost issue.