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Report Says Myanmar Internet a ‘Virtual Battlefield’
May 18, 2021

Report Says Myanmar Internet a ‘Virtual Battlefield’

By Elaine Kurtenbach
The Myanmar military is developing an "intranet" for inside the country that allows mobile access only to approved, or "whitelisted" applications.

With Coordinated Announcement, Western Nations Ramp up Myanmar Sanctions
May 18, 2021

With Coordinated Announcement, Western Nations Ramp up Myanmar Sanctions

By Sebastian Strangio
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the U.S. will “continue to promote accountability for those responsible for the coup."
Why Singapore Press Holdings is Restructuring
May 18, 2021

Why Singapore Press Holdings is Restructuring

By James Guild
The government is seeking to insulate Singapore's media further from the pressures of the free market.

Muslim-Majority Southeast Asian Nations Condemn Israeli Assaults on Gaza
May 18, 2021

Muslim-Majority Southeast Asian Nations Condemn Israeli Assaults on Gaza

By Sebastian Strangio
Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei condemned Israel's “inhumane, colonial, and apartheid” policy in the Occupied Territory.

The Danger of Defending the Defenseless in Myanmar
May 18, 2021

The Danger of Defending the Defenseless in Myanmar

By Robert Bociaga
Lawyers that offer to represent protesters detained by the junta are themselves facing abduction and arrest.

Myanmar Seizes Western Town After Heated Battle with Civilian Militia
May 17, 2021

Myanmar Seizes Western Town After Heated Battle with Civilian Militia

By Sebastian Strangio
The rise of the Chinland Defense Force reflects a trend of growing armed resistance to the military junta.

The ‘Mafia’ and Civil War in Myanmar
May 17, 2021

The ‘Mafia’ and Civil War in Myanmar

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with security-risk consultant Ross Milosevic.
Can a United Opposition Defeat Duterte at the 2022 Philippine Elections?
May 17, 2021

Can a United Opposition Defeat Duterte at the 2022 Philippine Elections?

By Mong Palatino
In attempting to bring together a scattered opposition, the recently launched 1Sambayan movement faces a host of challenges.

COVID-19 Set to Burst Singapore-Hong Kong Travel Bubble – Again
May 17, 2021

COVID-19 Set to Burst Singapore-Hong Kong Travel Bubble – Again

By Sebastian Strangio
Singapore has reimposed a lockdown after a sudden spike in untraceable community transmissions.

US Government Returns More Recovered 1MDB Funds to Malaysia
May 14, 2021

US Government Returns More Recovered 1MDB Funds to Malaysia

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement came days after the Malaysian government filed 22 lawsuits seeking to recover more than $23 billion in 1MDB-linked assets.

Myanmar Will Free Japanese Journalist as Gesture to Tokyo
May 14, 2021

Myanmar Will Free Japanese Journalist as Gesture to Tokyo

By Associated Press
State media announced that Kitazumi Yuki would be released "in view of the close ties and future relations between Myanmar and Japan."
In Papua Fighting, Indonesian Forces Claim Rebel Commander Killed
May 14, 2021

In Papua Fighting, Indonesian Forces Claim Rebel Commander Killed

By Sebastian Strangio
The reports follows Indonesian government promises of a crackdown on separatist fighters in the eastern region.

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