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Duterte’s missed mandate

The Philippine strongman is deliberate, determined and deadly – but he has also been disappointing.

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Death of western democracies?

What South-East Asia can learn from the fragility of the American and British political systems.

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The digital era: When social media does more harm than a virus

With instant messaging apps like WhatsApp, you can now share anything, instantly and everywhere, with everyone. Who has the time and common sense these days to check the provenance of the ‘facts’?

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Peranakan Chinese: The hidden diversity in South-East Asia

The uniqueness of the Baba Nyonya legacy shows that the Chinese are not 'all the same' and will never be.

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History repeats itself with the Taal volcano

What it’s like to live with a volcanic cloud over your head.

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An auteur in his own right

Lightning strikes multiple times for Indonesian film director Joko Anwar.

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Amnesia triumphs: How one decade undid a century of lessons

The world continues to repeat the terrible mistakes of yesteryears.

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A bitter Christmas

The festive season brings bad tidings for families of Duterte’s war on drugs victims.

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Aung San Suu Kyi: Lannister or Stark?

In Myanmar’s ‘Game of Thrones’, the Rohingya lose as the much-revered Lady becomes much reviled.

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Life (and death) in plastic

Breaking down the synthetic material: from bathroom shelves to wastelands.

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Javanese: Of language and unity

Considering the dominance of the Javanese in Indonesian politics and culture, it’s surprising that the language is not Indonesia’s national one. Why was Bahasa Indonesia chosen instead?

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Of language and acceptance: the tale of one Iban in Johor

As political power in Malaysia continues to fracture and dissipate, it’s to be hoped that Sabahans and Sarawakians will exert greater influence - injecting their more inclusive and progressive views on the peninsula.