Thoughts of the day

Food for thought while looking at CNA today:

  1. Philippines’ president Rodrigo Duterte and his hard line on drug dealers and corruption. Is violence the only way (likening himself to Hitler)? Reportedly 1million people involved in drugs and corruption, if Duterte remains true to his word, will such a policy be considered genocide and hence a violation on human rights according to UN? How will this be received internationally?
  2. Growing threat of extremism in SEA. Is destroying their bases in Iraq and Syria ideal? Those trained at the bases will return to their home countries, re-organise and regroup themselves, extending the network.
  3. Zika clusters at Bedok and Bishan closed. How does this relate to governance and health?