Feb 24, 2017

Efforts to stop passive smoking

The government's plan to tighten rules against smoking in public areas falls woefully short of what's needed to curb the health risks posed by secondhand smoke.

Feb 23, 2017

Dig up all the 'amakudari' dirt

Revelations of "amakudari" at the education ministry underline the need for all ministries and agencies to undergo strict investigations to root out the practice across the government.

Feb 20, 2017

A murder in Kuala Lumpur

The assassination last week of Kim Jong Nam, the older half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, puts a human face on the wrongdoings of the Pyongyang government.