Emma Richards

Emma Richards is a full-time writer for Asian Correspondent. Originally from the UK, she has spent much of her life living in Southeast Asia contributing to news and travel publications. Her background is in urban development and homelessness in developing nations.

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What did Kofi Annan mean to Southeast Asia?

KOFI ANNAN meant different things to different people. In his ten years as UN secretary general, and in his work that followed, Annan left his mark on all corners of...

Are politicians in Southeast Asia too old?

PLATO once touted the values of gerontocracy, a form of oligarchical rule in which an entity is ruled by leaders who are significantly older than most of the adult population,...

Asia’s most extreme population controls

AFTER a government-issued stamp depicting a family with three children was released last week, speculation has been rife that China may finally be putting an end to its infamous attempts...