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Battling big brother

By: Sacha Passi - December 17, 2012

From professional journalists to bloggers and musicians, citizens are paying a high price for voicing unconformist opinions


“The pot-bellied police run too slow… Once they reach their ideal body weight, they are free to walk out of the programme”

By: Southeast Asia Globe - December 17, 2012

Wahyu Widada, police chief of Tangerang, a city near Jakarta, explains why nearly 130 officers will be required to undertake compulsory physical exercise for a total of four-and-a-half hours over three days each week. The implementation of the fitness programme comes after overweight police officers proved to be too unfit to catch fleeing criminals. Their


December: the good, the bad, the peculiar

By: Southeast Asia Globe - December 17, 2012

Good: The re-election of Barack Obama should help bolster work for Ilham Anas, one of Indonesia’s most prominent impersonators of the US President, who has seen demand for his ‘talent’ steadily slow over the past four years. Bad:The Philippines has banned live media broadcasts of the Maguindanao massacre trial – backpedalling from last year’s approval [...]


Steadying the ship

By: Southeast Asia Globe - December 17, 2012

As Brunei adopts the Asean chairmanship in 2013, it does so at a time of great change within Southeast Asia.


A fertile land

By: Joshua Brown - December 14, 2012

Myanmar has reached its crossroads. How can it regain its position as a regional leader?


The going is good

By: Sacha Passi - December 13, 2012

Cesar Purisima has steered the Philippine economy to a stellar performance in 2012 – but can he continue to propel the country forward in the long term?


Because you’re worth it

By: Southeast Asia Globe - December 13, 2012

Cosmetics giants L’Oréal, Unilever and Martina Berto are increasing investments in the Indonesian beauty market


E-learning sky-rockets

By: Southeast Asia Globe - December 13, 2012

Three Southeast Asian nations are ranked within the top ten countries in the world in terms of high-growth in electronic-learning revenues over the next few years, according to the US-based market research firm Ambient Insight. Vietnam and Malaysia top the chart, with a projected growth rate in e-learning of 44.3% and 39.4% respectively. The Philippines


Condom capacity to swell

By: Southeast Asia Globe - December 13, 2012

In a move that will boost Malaysia’s efforts to rejuvenate its rubber industry in the face of intensified competition from Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, the world’s biggest condom manufacturer is set to expand its capacity once it sells shares next year. Malaysia-based Karex Industries is seeking funds through a share sell to double annual production