Organised crime a threat to Asean: Asian Insider Ep 58

  • 14 Apr 2021

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 ( & 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: Apple Podcasts: Google Podcasts:  Spotify: Website: Feedback to: Discover The Straits Times Videos: Read Ghosh's stories: Follow Nirmal Ghosh on Twitter: See for privacy information.