‘Fake news’ is plaguing Southeast Asia. In the Philippines, news breaks that Queen Elizabeth is praising President Rodrigo Duturte; in Indonesia, photos of President Joko Widodo at a communist youth rally explode throughout the Internet; in Myanmar, rumours swirl that mosques in Yangon are stockpiling weapons for terrorist attacks.
Pacific Island countries continue to have some of the highest rates of domestic violence in the Asia-Pacific. Why does this remain such a rampant issue, and what can be done to combat this challenge? Vienna Daniels looks at domestic violence in Fiji.
In a Cambodia on the road to reconciliation, a garage rock revival is long overdue. Maleika Twisk sheds light on the thriving psych-rock music scene that was snuffed out by the Khmer Rouge’s brutal regime.