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Father John Wotherspoon is a prison chaplain on a mission to dismantle the operations of drug mule syndicates across the world, working together with media organisations like R.AGE in Malaysia to expose the syndicates. (SOURCE : R.AGE)

Malaysia | Taking down a drug mule syndicate

KUALA LUMPUR (The Star/World News Day) — In a crowded shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, 16-year-old Shirley* (not her real name) met with two men...
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Malaysia | Exposing an international human trafficking network

PETALING JAYA (The Star/World News Day) — They are sold a dream – of a ticket to study and work in a foreign country, but...
In April 2018, a drainage canal in Hanoi’s Yen Hoa area was partially restored after a pile of garbage was fished out.(Shutterstock)

Vietnam | ‘Wasting’ our lives, we’ll let our country go to waste

HANOI (Viet Nam News/World News Day) — A drainage canal is not a garbage landfill. Why state the obvious? Because, on the ground, they seem synonymous. Every day,...
The farm sector has been a driving engine behind Thailand’s economic growth, but at the same time, debt among farmers has been rising. (Shutterstock)

Thailand | Finding ways to beat farm debt

THAILAND (The Bangkok Post/World News Day) — The farm sector has been a driving engine behind Thailand’s economic growth, but at the same time, debt...
During this difficult journey, migrants from this community suffer sexual harassment, teasing and are even are victims of sexual abuse (Source: Roberto Hernández)

Mexico | Telling the story of LGBTTI migrants crossing over to US

MEXICO CITY (El Sol de México/World News Day) — They flee from poverty and violence to seek a better life in Central America. Yet, their journey through...
As the world awakens to the enormity of the plastic waste crisis, Malaysia’s Yeo Bee Yin has emerged as one of Southeast Asia’s most vocal champions for biodegradable plastics and a new circular economy. (Source: Bryan van der Beek/Asian Scientist Magazine)

Malaysia | A Minister on a Mission

SINGAPORE (Asian Scientist Magazine/World News Day) — As the world awakens to the enormity of the plastic waste crisis, Malaysia’s Yeo Bee Yin has emerged as...
A part of Boracay's beach before the rehabilitation of the island. (Source: Tara Yap)

Philippines | Trouble in Paradise

MANILA (The Manila Bulletin/World News Day) — A single mother, Atelma Jacosalem Familara used to feed her family by working as a massage therapist for weary...
The state’s recent attempt to take vagrants out of Lumpini Park is aimed at providing them with a better shelter, but the move has drawn opposition from many of them who insist on their right to use the public park. 22 October 2018.(Pornprom Sarttarpai_

Thailand | Strangers in their own town

THAILAND(The Bangkok Post/World News Day) — At the age of 55, Piak feels as if he is a stranger in Bangkok.  He sleeps in Lumpini Park and...
According to Dave Patrick (extreme right), his employer has repeatedly failed to “notify part-time workers of their rights” and even “turned a blind eye even after the Department of Labor issued administrative fines to the school.” (Courtesy of Dave Patrick)

Taiwan | No paid time off for 8 years

TAIPEI (The China Post / World News Day) — Is Taiwan ready for bilingual education? In light of the government’s new policy goal, many foreigners living in...
After the cement was refurbished in the upper portion of the Taigan River in Taitung, the river resembled a ditch that had been blown up by explosives. (Taitung Wilderness Association Wild Creek Investigation Team)

Taiwan | Investigating the river construction to save the streams

TAITUNG (United Daily News/World News Day) — “ The only way home is to bash against a wall.”  In March 2018, the Environmental Ethics Foundation of Taiwan...