Social Issues

Effective Government Communication Will Beat COVID-19

An outbreak that started in January 2020 in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province in People’s Republic of China (“PRC”), has since spread across the world to become a global pandemic….

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Fake news, Fear Mongering and Panic buying: How Asia is dealing with COVID-19

Action to contain the coronavirus in Asia and the resulting social issues have drawn both praise and criticism worldwide. Asia Thinkers interview journalists and bloggers covering the impact on China,…

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The Negative Impact of Fake News in Asian Society

In Part two, Asia Thinkers looks at the negative impact of fake news in Asia, with interviews and comments from journalists in Hong Kong and Singapore on actions to control…

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The Influence of Fake News on Asian Society

Asia Thinkers interview journalists from Hong Kong and Singapore to get their opinion on the spread of fake news in Asia. According to Webwise, fake news is defined as ‘stories…

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The Urban Mobility Revolution

There has been staggering growth worldwide in the public use of Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs), especially electric bikes and electric scooters. It has been labelled ‘The Urban Mobility Revolution’. The…

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An Interview With Colin Laltanpuia: Producer of the “Chin Up Project – Where do you see yourself in 2020?”

Colin himself is a Chin refugee who attended Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Kuala Lumpur, graduating with a diploma in Event Production. On 13 June 2018, UNHCR Malaysia announced…

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Do Hong Kong Youths Believe That They Have a Happy Future?

The recent United Nations’ World Happiness Report recorded ‘Hong Kong as  76th out of 156 countries and territories surveyed, down five spots from last year’s report’ – painting a rather depressing…

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Singapore Penal code 377A: Retain or Repeal?

Asia thinkers interviewed two individuals with differing views of 377A in order to hear their perspectives. We are hoping that in expressing their views that you will take a moment…

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Tenaganita Protecting & Promoting the Rights of Women, Migrants & Refugees in Malaysia: An Interview with Glorene A Das, Executive Director of Tenanagita Women’s Force

Background of  Tenaganita Inspired by the struggles of women workers in plantations and industrial sectors of Malaysia, Dr Irene Fernandez, a daughter of migrant workers herself, founded Tenaganita in 1991…

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HALO Trust Explosive Ordnance Clearance program in Laos PDR and what it means to the people of Laos

The HALO Trust, an international NGO was founded in 1988 in response to the global humanitarian catastrophe caused by landmines. The problem was particularly acute in Afghanistan where thousands of…

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