Comments policy

The APPS Policy Forum is a platform for discussion, debate and analysis of public policy issues affecting the Asia Pacific region.

We welcome comments from readers. All comments are moderated by the editorial team. Comments should adhere to the following guidelines:

Be respectful: That means no personal attacks. Engage with the ideas, and be constructive. Comments which are critical of the writer will not be published, but comments which are critical of the ideas are fine.

Be legal: Don’t make defamatory comments.

Be brief: Keep your comments, short, succinct and to the point.

Don’t spam us: We’re not interested in how much your brother earns each week or the services you might be able to offer our readers.

Keep it clean: Don’t post comments that use obscene language, or have inappropriate links.

Don’t be a hater: Disagreeing with ideas is fine, but being aggressive in comments, suggesting violence, or racial / religious vilification is not.

All comments are published at the discretion of the editorial team for the APPS Policy Forum. The editorial team will not discuss which comments are or aren’t published. Some comments may be edited.

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