Stories on Asian life, cultures, and social institutions

When medicines become resistant, even curable diseases are at risk of becoming incurable
Draconian policies, corruption, mismanagement finally somewhat behind them
Government puts more barriers in the way of changing jobs
Victims used as human shields by police, families say
Often overworked, underpaid, abused
Opaque practices, superstitions abound
Polymathic veteran journalist who explained Asia to readers and listeners
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