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SE Asia leaders face Covid-19 legitimacy crises

When Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gave shoot-to-kill orders to security forces to enforce a Covid-19 lockdown in Metro-Manila, the lethal warning underscored the rising threat to rights and democracy across virus-hit Southeast Asia. The presidential threat was directed against those who riot or disrupt food distribution in quarantined areas but also targeted broadly leftist groups […]

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