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Philippine Authorities Order News Site Rappler to Shut Down
June 29, 2022

Philippine Authorities Order News Site Rappler to Shut Down

By Sebastian Strangio
The news site has published numerous exposes of the Duterte administration's "drug war" and other government abuses.
Garuda Indonesia Strikes Debt Restructuring Deal
June 28, 2022

Garuda Indonesia Strikes Debt Restructuring Deal

By James Guild
The arrangement will help keep the partly state-owned airline airborne for the foreseeable future.

Report Reveals Inhumane Conditions in Malaysia’s Immigration Detention Centers
June 28, 2022

Report Reveals Inhumane Conditions in Malaysia’s Immigration Detention Centers

By Sebastian Strangio
The Indonesia-based Coalition of Sovereign Migrant Workers claims that 149 people have died in detention facilities over the past 18 months.

ASEAN Envoy Calls for Release of Aung San Suu Kyi from Solitary Confinement
June 28, 2022

ASEAN Envoy Calls for Release of Aung San Suu Kyi from Solitary Confinement

By Sebastian Strangio
This week, Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn will begin his second official mission to the country as the bloc's special envoy.

Arrests and Censorship Mark Rodrigo Duterte’s Final Month in Power
June 28, 2022

Arrests and Censorship Mark Rodrigo Duterte’s Final Month in Power

By Mong Palatino
The president has solidified his reputation as a leader who enabled the rapid deterioration of human rights in the Philippines.
Laos Is On the Brink of Sovereign Bankruptcy
June 28, 2022

Laos Is On the Brink of Sovereign Bankruptcy

By Luke Hunt
Debt, wealth inequality, and corruption will keep the country poor.

Australian FM Embarks on Trip to Vietnam, Malaysia
June 27, 2022

Australian FM Embarks on Trip to Vietnam, Malaysia

By Sebastian Strangio
Penny Wong's trip is her second to Southeast Asia in the month since she took up the foreign affairs portfolio.
Cambodia Confirms CPP’s Landslide Victory in Commune Election
June 27, 2022

Cambodia Confirms CPP’s Landslide Victory in Commune Election

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Hun Sen's party won nearly three-quarters of the vote in an election marred by claims of vote-buying and intimidation.

Philippines Nixes Joint Maritime Resource Exploration Talks With China
June 24, 2022

Philippines Nixes Joint Maritime Resource Exploration Talks With China

By Sebastian Strangio
In 2018, Manila and Beijing began talks on the joint exploration of offshore oil and gas resources in disputed areas of the South China Sea.

‘Just a Maid’: Report Highlights Emotional Abuse of Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore
June 24, 2022

‘Just a Maid’: Report Highlights Emotional Abuse of Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore

By Sebastian Strangio
Workers, most of them from the Philippines, reported being subject to threats, intimidation, and invasion of privacy.

Myanmar Junta Moves Aung San Suu Kyi Trial to New Prison Facility
June 23, 2022

Myanmar Junta Moves Aung San Suu Kyi Trial to New Prison Facility

By Sebastian Strangio
The ousted leader's transfer came as the military administration's defense minister attended an ASEAN meeting in Cambodia.
In Laos, Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh Is In Trouble
June 23, 2022

In Laos, Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh Is In Trouble

By David Hutt
Since he took the reins last year, the country's economy has entered a downward economic spiral with no clear end in sight.

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