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ASEAN Beat

‘One Vision, One Identity, One Community.’ That’s the ASEAN motto. But what’s the reality? Our bloggers based around this diverse and strategically key region give you an insider’s perspective on politics, security and society in South-east Asia.

Myanmar Resistance Fighters Assassinate Retired General
September 26, 2022

Myanmar Resistance Fighters Assassinate Retired General

By Sebastian Strangio
Ohn Thwin, 72, has become the highest-ranking figure to be killed by anti-regime guerrillas since last year's coup.

What Philippine President Marcos Said in New York
September 26, 2022

What Philippine President Marcos Said in New York

By Mong Palatino
The president's six-day working trip offered some glimpses into the priorities of his administration.
Lao Authorities Seize Another Huge Shipment of Methamphetamine
September 26, 2022

Lao Authorities Seize Another Huge Shipment of Methamphetamine

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's four largest meth seizures on record have come over the past 15 months – striking evidence of the scale of the recent Mekong drug production boom.

Court Denies Philippine Government Attempt to Declare Communist Party a ‘Terrorist’ Group
September 23, 2022

Court Denies Philippine Government Attempt to Declare Communist Party a ‘Terrorist’ Group

By Sebastian Strangio
The ruling by Judge Marlo Magdoza-Malagar stated that the New People's Army used violence as a means rather than an end.

All Eyes on the Andaman Triangle Ahead of Thailand’s Next Election
September 23, 2022

All Eyes on the Andaman Triangle Ahead of Thailand’s Next Election

By Tita Sanglee
The country's southern coastal provinces, once a stronghold of the Democrat Party, are once again up for grabs.

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Upholds Genocide Conviction
September 22, 2022

Khmer Rouge Tribunal Upholds Genocide Conviction

By Luke Hunt
The ECCC delivers its final verdict with closure on the horizon.

Filipino Victims: Justice Elusive Decades After Martial Law
September 21, 2022

Filipino Victims: Justice Elusive Decades After Martial Law

By Jim Gomez
"I think the biggest lesson which we have always emphasized is that it's not enough that you overthrow a dictator."
Fighting in Maungdaw: A Strategic Turning Point in Western Myanmar?
September 21, 2022

Fighting in Maungdaw: A Strategic Turning Point in Western Myanmar?

By Kyaw Hsan Hlaing
The return of conflict in northern Rakhine State has brought the Arakan Army's goal of autonomy one step closer to fulfillment.

Japan to Abandon Controversial Training Program for Myanmar Cadets
September 21, 2022

Japan to Abandon Controversial Training Program for Myanmar Cadets

By Sebastian Strangio
A Defense Ministry spokesperson said that the decision was a response to the military junta's shocking execution of four political prisoners in July.

Why The Price of Petrol Increased in Indonesia But Not in Malaysia
September 20, 2022

Why The Price of Petrol Increased in Indonesia But Not in Malaysia

By James Guild
Despite some superficial similarities, the production and distribution of energy is structured quite differently in the two countries.

Malaysia’s Saifuddin Calls for ASEAN to Review Peace Plan
September 20, 2022

Malaysia’s Saifuddin Calls for ASEAN to Review Peace Plan

By Sebastian Strangio
The Malaysian envoy says that the Southeast Asian bloc must ask whether its Five-Point Consensus is still "relevant."
The Met’s Cambodia Problem
September 20, 2022

The Met’s Cambodia Problem

By Sribala Subramanian
The museum’s prized collection of Khmer artifacts may have dubious origins.

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