FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Long-standing concerns that drug syndicates would exploit traditional people smuggling routes are now being realized. Indonesian authorities in particular are concerned that Iranian asylum seekers are being recruited into the drug trade.
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Jokowi Urged to Deal With ‘Darth Vader’
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Indonesia’s fresh-faced president-elect Joko Widodo, aka Jokowi, is being urged to prepare his own legal action to counter his nemesis Prabowo Subianto, who has unwittingly succeeded in portraying himself as the villain […]
Rohingyas Snared by Thai Graft
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — For desperate Rohingya arrested in Thai territory, hope for the future can rest simply with how much money they have to pay off local officials and human traffickers. The prospects are […]
Cambodians, Rightly, Dig In Heels
Clashes between Cambodian and Thai forces over a temple are a sign of what’s to come if Thailand tries to take it, says Michael Hayes in The Diplomat. When I was publisher and editor-in-chief of […]
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