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2017/06/03 | Sharon Wu
BOOK REVIEW: 'The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer'
In Man or Monster? The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer, Alexander Laban Hinton examines the trial of Kaing Guek Eav, more commonly known as Duch, who oversaw the torture and execution of prisoners during the Khmer Rouge’s rule of Cambodia in the 1970s.
2017/06/03 | Michael Tatarski
Vietnam to Probe Massive Illegal Logging
Following a major undercover investigation by an environmental watchdog organization into illegal logging practices in Cambodia and Vietnam, the Vietnamese government says it plans to investigate.
2017/06/03 | Olivia Kember
Did Trump Actually Help the Climate Cause?
With this level of consensus, the biggest risk of a Trump withdrawal —  that it starts other countries down the same path — is unlikely to eventuate.
2017/06/02 | Saigoneer
'Girls Rock Asia' Brings Together Female Musicians from Across Southeast Asia
'It’s about every female musician who struggles about where to start or how to move on with their music career.'
Humans Need Not Apply: Taiwan Company at Forefront of Automation Age with 60,000 Robots Making iPhones
The world's largest contract electronics maker has five "lights-out" factories that are fully automated and require no onsite human presence.
2017/06/02 | Brad Adams
OPINION: Turkish Man Deported from Thailand and Burma Now at Serious Risk
Ill-treatment, unfair trials await those sought by Turkey over alleged Gulenist links.
2017/06/02 | Erin Cook
With Martial Law in Mindanao, Where Next For the Philippines?
'Until the police and the Armed Forces say the Philippines is safe, this martial law will continue. I will not listen to others. The Supreme Court, Congress, they are not here,' said President Rodrigo Duterte.
2017/06/02 | Kathryn Robinson
Can Female Religious Authorities be a Voice for Indonesia’s Future?
While gender equity is a struggle in all the countries represented, in many places they face struggles already won by women in Indonesia.
2017/06/01 | Shreya Dasgupta
Singapore’s Massive Role in Trading Shark Fins Exposed
According to trade records in 2012-2013, Singapore’s shark fin exports were worth US$40 million, closely following Hong Kong’s US$45 million.
2017/06/01 | Daniel Fazio
North Korea and the Guns of August
Brinkmanship on the Korean Peninsula can only go so far before a crisis occurs, or war breaks out, Daniel Fazio writes.
Beijing’s Cold Policy Towards Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Camp
No constructive dialogue now exists between the political establishment and the full spectrum of the pro-democracy movement.
Emirates’ Uniform the Latest Target for Chinese Interference in Taiwan
The Dubai-based airline was ‘instructed’ by the Chinese government to ask their Taiwanese crew members to remove the Taiwan flag pin from their uniforms.