Quinn Libson

About Quinn Libson

Quinn Libson is an Associate Editor at Asia News Network

Analysis

The aftermath of super-Typhoon Mangkhut

Typhoon Mangkhut, which swept through the Philippines, Hong Kong and Southern China over the weekend will go down on history as one of the regions most powerful storms in years.

Analysis

There’s a “massive climate of fear” for journalists in Myanmar

Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act which was used to prosecute and send two Reuters reporters to prison for seven years is not the only law that has been weaponized against the press.

Analysis, Politics

Hun Sen has freed more than 17 political prisoners in two weeks. Why?

This isn’t the first time the Prime Minister has used the tools of arrest and release in tandem to quell pressures from home and abroad.

Curiosity, Economics, News

Asia’s deadly month

Earthquakes have shaken Indonesian islands, floodwaters have displaced hundreds of thousands of people and unseasonal cyclones have battered coastlines around the region.

Diplomacy, Politics

What to watch for in Mahathir Mohamad’s first official Beijing visit

The prime minister has been notably outspoken in his criticism of China-backed infrastructure projects and Beijing’s involvement in the South China Sea.

Economics

Turkish lira dip spells trouble for Asian markets

Concerns over US tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum sent destabilizing ripples across the region.

Politics

Najib Razak’s swift fall from grace

The former prime minister was served with new charges on Wednesday—adding three counts of money laundering to his growing list of alleged transgressions.

Politics

Duterte unveils landmark Muslim autonomy law

Will the new legislation have the power to bring peace to a region choked by decades of deadly separatist conflict.

Diplomacy, Politics

Malaysia and Singapore’s half-century old water fight

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad says he wants to renegotiate the water agreement that has been one of the most acrimonious facets of the relationship between the two countries since they went their separate ways in 1965.

Analysis, News, Politics

Hun Sen’s victory means more of the same for Cambodia

Hun Sen’s electoral victory was marred by controversy but the win signals closer ties between Cambodia and China.