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Sara Duterte: First Daughter, city mayor, and president in waiting?

Davao’s city mayor is as controversial as her father, whom she may succeed in 2022. But long before she has put her hat in the ring, her candidacy is already being scrutinised.

22 Apr 2019 - 12:40PM
Period drama: how Asian women broke the menstruation taboo

In many Asian societies, menstruation is a taboo topic that is rarely discussed – causing major gaps in knowledge about reproductive health. But thanks to new products and approaches, a change in perspective is under way.

14 Apr 2019 - 12:13PM
‘My life will be over’: Snowden refugees in Hong Kong fear for future

Former soldier Ajith Pushpakumara and a family of four from Sri Lanka hope to regain their freedom soon.

31 Mar 2019 - 11:26PM
Theranos whistle-blower takes aim at Hong Kong’s start-up scene

Five years after exposing the flaws in the famous Silicon Valley fraud’s main product, Erika Cheung wants to revolutionise Hong Kong’s start-up scene – and ensure entrepreneurs keep a strong sense of ethics.

27 Mar 2019 - 8:14AM
Hong Kong’s Filipino community urged to focus on health

Labour attaché Jalilo Dela Torre, who is expected to leave the city this month, has called on domestic workers in particular to go for medical check-ups amid mounting complaints at the consulate about health concerns.

3 Apr 2019 - 1:54PM
Starved, beaten with hammer: worst domestic worker abuse cases

The Singaporeans jailed this week for ordering their domestic worker to eat her own vomit were not a one-off. From Hong Kong’s Erwiana to an Indonesian beaten with bamboo, here are Asia’s most notorious cases of helper abuse.

26 Mar 2019 - 10:40AM
Shinawatras to visit Hong Kong days before Thailand’s national polls

The family, led by self-exiled patriarch and deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, will be in the city for the wedding of his youngest daughter.

18 Mar 2019 - 10:59PM
Cecil Rajendra: the lawyer who pioneered Malaysia’s free legal aid clinic

The Malaysian Bar confers the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award on Cecil Rajendra for his outstanding contributions to the country’s legal sector.

26 Mar 2019 - 4:34PM
Millennials: a secret weapon in fight to reform Thai military

The billionaire’s Future Forward is among a group of parties that plan to reduce the army’s outsize influence should they take power after the March 24 polls – and they have support from millennial voters.

16 Mar 2019 - 7:35PM
Pheu Thai’s Watana Muangsook: pro-democracy parties can beat the junta together

Thaksin Shinawatra’s confidante, contesting a Bangkok district in the March 24 polls, says the lack of a formal alliance should not prevent a concerted effort to end coup leader Prayuth Chan-ocha’s stint as prime minister.

13 Mar 2019 - 8:09AM