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Myanmar Junta Launches Crackdown on Gold, Currency Traders

Myanmar Junta Launches Crackdown on Gold, Currency Traders

By Sebastian Strangio
The massive gap between the black market and official rates for the kyat has created lucrative opportunities for arbitrage.
Why Southeast Asian Telcos Are Taking Losses on Their Overseas Holdings

Why Southeast Asian Telcos Are Taking Losses on Their Overseas Holdings

By James Guild
The region's firms are suffering as governments begin tightening their control over strategically sensitive sectors.

Philippines Accuses China of Seizing Air-Dropped Supplies in South China Sea

Philippines Accuses China of Seizing Air-Dropped Supplies in South China Sea

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's military chief claims that the incident saw Chinese boats come within five meters of the Philippine outpost at Second Thomas Shoal.

US Defense Secretary Austin Visits Cambodia for Talks With New Leadership

US Defense Secretary Austin Visits Cambodia for Talks With New Leadership

By Sebastian Strangio
The secretary of defense said that he had "substantive conversations" with Prime Minister Hun Manet and other Cambodian officials.

Looking At Demographics, Thailand’s Minimum Wage Hike Makes Sense

Looking At Demographics, Thailand’s Minimum Wage Hike Makes Sense

By David Hutt
The country's shrinking workforce is primarily a problem for consumption, not production.
Junta Airstrike Hits Wedding in Myanmar’s North, Dozens Feared Dead

Junta Airstrike Hits Wedding in Myanmar’s North, Dozens Feared Dead

By Sebastian Strangio
As the military junta loses ground, it has come to rely more heavily on air strikes to wreak vengeance on resistance-held areas.

Top Officials in Charge of Indonesia’s New Capital Project Step Down

Top Officials in Charge of Indonesia’s New Capital Project Step Down

By Sebastian Strangio
The resignations of Bambang Susantono and his deputy have raised questions about the future of the multibillion-dollar Nusantara project.
Severe Turbulence over Myanmar

Severe Turbulence over Myanmar

By Sribala Subramanian
Could the pilots of Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321 have bypassed a thunderstorm? 

Tin Oo, Former General and Founder of Myanmar’s NLD, Dies at 97

Tin Oo, Former General and Founder of Myanmar’s NLD, Dies at 97

By Sebastian Strangio
During his long career, Tin Oo played important roles on both sides of the struggle between the military and the pro-democracy movement.

Why the EU’s Deforestation-Free Regulation Is Not Working in Southeast Asia

Why the EU’s Deforestation-Free Regulation Is Not Working in Southeast Asia

By Lauren Mai
Indonesia and Malaysia, which account for 85 percent of global palm oil production, have reacted with hostility to the EU's new regulation.

Indonesia Ready to Send Peacekeepers to Gaza, Prabowo Says

Indonesia Ready to Send Peacekeepers to Gaza, Prabowo Says

By Sebastian Strangio
Addressing the Shangri-La Dialogue defense forum in Singapore, the president-elect also called for the U.S. and China to exercise restraint as geopolitical tensions build.
Cambodia to Break Ground on Contentious Canal Project in August

Cambodia to Break Ground on Contentious Canal Project in August

By Sebastian Strangio
In a speech yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Manet said that his government would not afford to "wait for anybody," and would fund the $1.7 billion project itself.

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