Mirror image: Rodrigo Duterte and Vladimir Putin. Photo: AFP
Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Richard Heydarian

Duterte is the Putin of Asia. Maria Ressa is the proof

  • Silencing the media, weaponising the law, building a macho personality cult: sound familiar?
  • The Philippine leader has drawn heavily from the playbook of a man he once described as his ‘favourite hero’

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Mirror image: Rodrigo Duterte and Vladimir Putin. Photo: AFP
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