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Exclusive: 'Shock and awe' has failed in Philippines drug war, enforcement chief says

07 Feb 2020

MANILA Colonel Romeo Caramat oversaw the bloodiest day in the blood-soaked war on drugs in the Philippines – 32 people killed in 24 hours in the province north of Manila where he was police chief in 2017.

EXCLUSIVE-'Shock and awe' has failed in Philippines drug war, enforcement chief says

07 Feb 2020

MANILA, Feb 7 Colonel Romeo Caramat oversaw the bloodiest day in the blood-soaked war on drugs in the Philippines – 32 people killed in 24 hours in the province north of Manila where he was police chief in 2017.

Indonesian army wields internet 'news' as a weapon in Papua

08 Jan 2020

JAKARTA/LONDON As Indonesia celebrated its National Heroes' Day last year, official military social media accounts lavished praise on Corporal Yunanto Nugroho for the "myriad awards he has won in the field of IT."

RPT-INSIGHT-Indonesian army wields internet 'news' as a weapon in Papua

08 Jan 2020

JAKARTA/LONDON, Jan 8 As Indonesia celebrated its National Heroes' Day last year, official military social media accounts lavished praise on Corporal Yunanto Nugroho for the "myriad awards he has won in the field of IT."

Special report: The hunt for Asia's El Chapo

14 Oct 2019

BANGKOK He is Asia’s most-wanted man. He is protected by a guard of Thai kickboxers. He flies by private jet. And, police say, he once lost $66 million in a single night at a Macau casino.

Exclusive: Police chase suspected kingpin of vast Asian meth syndicate

14 Oct 2019

BANGKOK The largest ever task force assembled to fight organised crime in Asia has identified a long-time drug trafficker, a China-born Canadian national, as the suspected kingpin of a crime syndicate that police say dominates the $70 billion-a-year Asia-Pacific drug trade.

Indonesian president open to dialogue with Papuan separatists

01 Oct 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo has opened the door to holding talks with separatists in the restive easternmost region of Papua, a departure from the stance of previous governments and some of his cabinet ministers.

Millions may risk jail as Indonesia to outlaw sex outside marriage

18 Sep 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia is poised to pass a new penal code that criminalizes consensual sex outside marriage and introduces stiff penalties for insulting the president's dignity - a move rights groups criticised as an intrusive assault on basic freedoms.

Explainer: Deepening unrest in Indonesia's Papua

29 Aug 2019

Indonesia's easternmost provinces of Papua and West Papua on the island of New Guinea - collectively known as Papua - have been racked by civil unrest for almost two weeks.

Asia-Pacific meth drug trade worth up to $61 billion, U.N. says

18 Jul 2019

BANGKOK Transnational crime groups are trafficking vast quantities of methamphetamine made in Southeast Asia, the United Nations said on Thursday, putting the value of the Asia-Pacific market for the drug between $30.3 billion (24.4 billion pounds) and $61.4 billion.

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