STUART MULJADI WRITES — Ever since Trump publicly announced to the world back in March that COVID-19 will vanish by April due to “warmer weather,” researchers, data analysts and ‘self- proclaimed’ experts have been trying to answer the question: Does warmer weather halt the spread and development of COVID-19? Weather…Full Article INDONESIA AND COVID-19: A YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY?
OTHMAN Al-OTHMAN WRITES– Online dating has taken the Asian region to heart, although not without consequence. Currently, online scams– in which perpetrators convince their online ‘partner’ to send them money or give them access to their data– have flooded the Philippines. Among the many who are affected: online love-seekers. Dating …Full Article THE PHILIPPINES: ONLINE LOVE AFFAIRS CAN BREAK YOUR HEART…AND YOUR BANK ACCOUNT
An unfolding political surveillance scandal is rocking South Korea. And it is beginning to raise doubts about whether South Korea’s democracy is all that vigorous. A few years ago, the government was exposed for conducting illegal surveillance of a businessman critical of President Lee Myung-bak. But that was nothing compared…Full Article SOUTH KOREA: Whiffs of the Old Authoritarianism?