Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a press conference in Davao City, in southern island of Mindanao on May 26, 2016. 
Explosive incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has launched a series of obscenity-filled attacks on the Catholic Church, branding local bishops corrupt "sons of whores" who are to be blamed for the nation's fast-growing population. / AFP / MANMAN DEJETO        (Photo credit should read MANMAN DEJETO/AFP/Getty Images)

01 September, 2016

The Duterte paradox

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Is the Philippines heading towards developmental authoritarianism?

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Malaysia the fragile federation

Whether it is 53 or 59, an old debate shows why Sabah and Sarawak may not be celebrating independence.

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Prachatai journalist charged by junta

More worrying signs for media freedom in Thailand.

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Past friends need to work on their future

Indonesia has a long way to go. Australia should go with it.

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Financial scandals and foreign affairs

1MDB is a Malaysian problem with reach in Australia, writes Amrita Malhi.

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A building and brutality

Can architecture help heal the wounds of Cambodia's genocide?

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No smooth sailing

Philippines 'utility men', servitude and dreams of better days.

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A foundation for freedom

Support for Myanmar’s media – vital then, essential now.

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Backlash and benevolence in Brunei

Are politics in the absolute monarchy more open?

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The real meaning of Thailand’s referendum

Why the country's latest constitution will be short-lived.