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2017/05/22 | James Baron
Hidden in Plain Sight: Taipei has a Glue Sniffing Problem
'Most people are completely unaware that this is even an issue. I know this because I have seen flagrant sniffers in the middle of busy thoroughfares, their heads buried in larger carrier bags as oblivious hordes jostled around them.'
2017/05/22 | Phelim Kine
OPINION: Indonesia, Please Stop Public Flogging of Gay Men
The president should denounce punishment of 85 lashes for ‘sodomy’ in Aceh, writes Phelim Kine.
2017/05/12 | TNL Staff
Life Sentence, Not Death Penalty, for ‘Random Killing’ in Taiwan
Today's decision is significant for Taiwan where human rights groups believe defendants with mental health issues have been executed because of serious flaws in the court system.
2017/04/11 | TNL Staff
INFOGRAPHIC: China the World’s Top Executor in 2016
The number of death sentences and executions in China each year are both in the thousands.
2017/02/20 | Timothy Ferry
Blueprint of a Heist: Cracking Taiwan's US$2.5m ATM Hack
Looking back at the First Bank’s ATM heist, one of Taiwan's biggest ever robberies.
2017/02/10 | Zi Yang
Rural China and the Asian Methamphetamine Trade: A Case Study of Lufeng
Despite the growth of China’s security budget in recent years, the state’s seemingly inability to stamp out the drug business shows us the corrupting effects of the trade on local administrators who protected traffickers for financial gains.
Getting Organized on Asia's Rising Drug Trade
Cross-border movement of illicit products into and out of Southeast Asia, often via India and China, has intensified in recent years.
2017/01/19 | Edward White
The Legacy of Taiwan's 'Little Light Bulb'
What has Taiwan learned about its mental health system after the murder of a four-year-old last year?
2017/01/13 | Devanik Saha
After Alcohol Ban, Crime Rate Rises
Nine months after liquor was banned in Bihar, India, major crimes is up 13%.
Hackers Hit India's Congress as Cyber Crime Escalates
As Congress Twitter accounts are hacked, cyber crime in India is up 26 times in a decade.
2016/11/29 | Edward White
FEATURE: Clean and Serene - The Missing Stage of Drug Rehab in Taiwan
As Taiwan’s government tries to tackle a growing drug problem, former addicts are trying to build a bridge back to society.
2016/11/02 | Edward White
INTERVIEW: Waking from a Nightmare, 16 Years on Death Row in Taiwan
'I was afraid to sleep, in case I woke up back in jail.' A man wrongly convicted of kidnap and murder, speaks about his two decades on death row in Taiwan.
2016/10/29 | Aries A Arugay
Duterte’s Plan to Revive Philippine Democracy
The Philippine president is working towards a constitutional amendment in favor of greater federalism and parliamentarism. Could this empower the country’s citizenry and strengthen democracy? And how does it fit in with Duterte’s controversial policies against drugs and crime?
2016/10/20 | Malaysiakini
Malaysia Mulls Chemical Castration for Paedophiles
Malaysia may follow Indonesia's lead in taking new measures to deal with paedophiles.
2016/10/16 | The Japan Times
OPINION: Questioning Capital Punishment in Japan
The time has come for truly meaningful discussions on whether Japan should keep executing prisoners.