Philippine troops in Marawi city, southern Philippines, after a clash with Islamic State-linked militants. Photo: AP Philippine troops in Marawi city, southern Philippines, after a clash with Islamic State-linked militants. Photo: AP
Philippine troops in Marawi city, southern Philippines, after a clash with Islamic State-linked militants. Photo: AP

Philippine Congress approves anti-terror law more ‘urgent’ than coronavirus

  • Critics fear the Anti-Terrorism Act – which expands the scope for warrantless arrests – will be used against the government’s political opponents
  • It now needs only the signature of President Rodrigo Duterte to become law

Topic |   The Philippines
Philippine troops in Marawi city, southern Philippines, after a clash with Islamic State-linked militants. Photo: AP Philippine troops in Marawi city, southern Philippines, after a clash with Islamic State-linked militants. Photo: AP
Philippine troops in Marawi city, southern Philippines, after a clash with Islamic State-linked militants. Photo: AP
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