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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.

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With Aplomb and Relief Cambodia Brings Its Water Festival Back
November 10, 2014

With Aplomb and Relief Cambodia Brings Its Water Festival Back

By Luke Hunt
Held for the first time since a tragic crush killed hundreds, this year the festival passed without incident.
Philippines Struggles to Recover a Year After Typhoon Haiyan Tragedy
November 10, 2014

Philippines Struggles to Recover a Year After Typhoon Haiyan Tragedy

By Mong Palatino
Despite government claims, progress on reconstruction has been decidedly mixed.

UN Hopes to End Statelessness Must Focus on ASEAN
November 06, 2014

UN Hopes to End Statelessness Must Focus on ASEAN

By Luke Hunt
Some of the world’s most marginalized people live on the periphery in Southeast Asia.

Laos’ Internet Law Undermines Free Speech
November 05, 2014

Laos’ Internet Law Undermines Free Speech

By Mong Palatino
It appears the law gives the government broad scope to treat legitimate criticism as criminal.

What Obama Can Do on His Second Myanmar Visit
November 02, 2014

What Obama Can Do on His Second Myanmar Visit

By Aung Tun
The country’s democratic transition is at a delicate stage. Obama and other world leaders could help.
Myanmar's Opposition Leader and Military Chief Hold Unprecedented Talks
October 31, 2014

Myanmar's Opposition Leader and Military Chief Hold Unprecedented Talks

By Ankit Panda
Myanmar's prominent opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and its military chief held talks for the first time.

Korean Exchange Accused of Plagiarizing Cambodian Report
October 31, 2014

Korean Exchange Accused of Plagiarizing Cambodian Report

By Luke Hunt
Tasked with conducting a feasibility study for a bourse in Laos, the KRX apparently couldn’t resist a little copy and paste.
Manny Pacquiao: Boxer, Legislator, Basketball Playing Coach
October 30, 2014

Manny Pacquiao: Boxer, Legislator, Basketball Playing Coach

By Mong Palatino
Many argue that the basketball court was a step too far for the boxing legend.

Malaysia’s Growing Climate of Repression Gets Ignored
October 25, 2014

Malaysia’s Growing Climate of Repression Gets Ignored

By Joshua Kurlantzick
With the focus on Joko in Indonesia, Malaysia's crackdown on the opposition is receiving little attention.

Grisly Murders Stoke Political Controversies in Thailand and Philippines
October 25, 2014

Grisly Murders Stoke Political Controversies in Thailand and Philippines

By Mong Palatino
Two murder cases with international significance will prove a test for the governments of Thailand and the Philippines.

Prominent Vietnamese Dissident Released, Flies to L.A.
October 24, 2014

Prominent Vietnamese Dissident Released, Flies to L.A.

By Luke Hunt
The release comes soon after the US lifted a ban on weapons sales to Vietnam.
What Indonesia’s Regional Election Bill Means for ASEAN
October 22, 2014

What Indonesia’s Regional Election Bill Means for ASEAN

By A. Ibrahim Almuttaqi
One of the last regional bulwarks of democracy is showing signs of slipping.

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