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Return of the Haze
October 11, 2011
Return of the Haze
While parts of Asia are flooding, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore are once again grappling with haze pollution.
Return of the Haze
Old Enemies, New Friends
October 11, 2011
Old Enemies, New Friends
Developments in Vietnam’s ties with the United States are an encouraging sign of what diplomacy can achieve.
Old Enemies, New Friends
Malaysia’s Twisted Past
October 07, 2011
Malaysia’s Twisted Past
Nationalism is a complicated business. The cases of Mat Indera and Chin Peng prove Malaysia is no exception.
Malaysia’s Twisted Past
Malaysia’s Twisted Past
October 07, 2011
Malaysia’s Twisted Past
Nationalism is a complicated business. The cases of Mat Indera and Chin Peng prove Malaysia is no exception.
Malaysia’s Twisted Past
WikiLeaks on Laos
October 06, 2011
WikiLeaks on Laos
WikiLeaks has some interesting and candid US Embassy insights on corruption and poverty in Laos.
WikiLeaks on Laos
Burma Bamboozles China
October 05, 2011
Burma Bamboozles China
Does Burma’s announcement that it is scrapping a controversial dam project indicate genuine change ahead?
Burma Bamboozles China
The Microfinance Trap?
October 03, 2011
The Microfinance Trap?
Is microfinance the saviour of the poor that some see it as? In Southeast Asia, the jury is still out.
The Microfinance Trap?
Hundreds Dead in Floods
September 30, 2011
Hundreds Dead in Floods
Hundreds have so far been killed in some of the worst flooding in a decade in Southeast Asia.
Hundreds Dead in Floods
Najib to Nix Controversial Laws
September 27, 2011
Najib to Nix Controversial Laws
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he plans to abandon the controversial Internal Security Act.
Najib to Nix Controversial Laws
Cambodia's Overcrowded Prisons
September 26, 2011
Cambodia's Overcrowded Prisons
Cambodia’s prisons are growing dangerously uncrowded, a human rights group claims. And it’s getting worse.
Cambodia's Overcrowded Prisons
September 24, 2011
Yingluck and Foreign Policy
The Thai opposition looks like it might try to score foreign policy points against Yingluck Shinawatra. It probably won’t.
Yingluck and Foreign Policy
UN Report: Drug Use 'Soaring'
September 22, 2011
UN Report: Drug Use 'Soaring'
A new UN report shows the production and use of synthetic drugs like amphetamines is soaring in Asia.
UN Report: Drug Use 'Soaring'
September 21, 2011
Heng Samrin, Man of the People
Cambodian Heng Samrin played a crucial role in ridding the country of Pol Pot. Still, he prefers life in the shadows.
Heng Samrin, Man of the People
Blood Money in Burma
September 20, 2011
Blood Money in Burma
Western democracies like to take the moral high ground on human rights. Their actions on Burma undermine this.
Blood Money in Burma
September 19, 2011
Arroyos on the Run?
As the number of allegations of corruption pile up, Gloria and Mike Arroyo have suddenly started feeling ill.
Arroyos on the Run?
September 16, 2011
Dutch to Pay for Massacre?
A court ruling that the Netherlands should pay damages over a massacre in Indonesia in 1947 is welcome.
Dutch to Pay for Massacre?
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