Asian Insider Ep 58: Organised crime a threat to Asean 21:21 mins Synopsis: Every Friday, The Straits Times' US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh presents an Asian perspective of the week's global talking points with expert guests. South-east Asia's challenge of tackling organised crime syndicates goes beyond the issue of dealing with drugs. Their activities often have an impact on human trafficking, money laundering and even wildlife. Asian Insider host Nirmal Ghosh discusses the issue with Mr Jason Tower, the Myanmar country director for the United States Institute of Peace. Transnational criminals gaining more influence (1:17) Opportunity for rule of law to return (3:21) Are governments powerless to take on transnational criminals? (9:14) Do US sanctions have any effect? (13:57) Law enforcement cooperation can lead to positive results (16:59) Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh (firstname.lastname@example.org) & ST Video team Edited by: ST Video team and Adam Azlee Subscribe to Asian Insider Podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: https://str.sg/JWa7 Apple Podcasts: https://str.sg/JWa8 Google Podcasts: https://str.sg/Ju4h Spotify: https://str.sg/JWaX Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: email@example.com Discover The Straits Times Videos: https://str.sg/JPrc Read Ghosh's stories: https://str.sg/JbxG Follow Nirmal Ghosh on Twitter: https://str.sg/JD7r See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.