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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Does Duterte really think he can win the drug war?

THIS week marked the deadliest week yet in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs. At least 91 people, including one teenager, were shot dead in an escalation of...

Humanity before security: The human face of the refugee crisis

WE must let humanity prevail over often baseless concerns of national insecurity in our treatment of refugees, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) representative in Malaysia, Richard Towle, told...