Buddhist bully cowers after NLD pressure

Buddhism is an intrinsic part of Burmese society. Source: Asean Economist   The Burmese nationalist Buddhist organisation, called the Committee for the Protection of Nationality and...

Junta admits ‘drug war’ failure

Thailand’s prison population has exploded since the Thaksin years. Source: Pixabay Thailand’s repressive junta is beginning to admit that the kingdom’s 13-year hard-line narcotics policy...

Tribunal rips maritime dispute open

China’s reclamation work was condemned for causing severe environmental harm. Source: YouTube The uneasy stalemate between China and most of the global community over the...

Brexit flotsam arrives in Asean

The scale of the European Union’s bureaucracy dwarfs anything in Asean. Source: Wikimedia   The impact of Britain’s vote to leave the EU on June 23...

Jokowi’s mixed messages

Jakarta International School. Indonesia’s expat institutions are feeling the pinch. Source: Wikimedia As ever, Indonesia is sending out mixed messages. It wants foreign investment but...

Vietnam leads way with trade deal

    Port of Vancouver, the largest port on the west coast of North America by metric tonnes of total cargo. Source: Wikimedia While the Pacific region is moving...

The shadow of succession

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn during last year’s cycling campaign to bolster support for the heir to the throne. Source: Wikimedia Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej marked 70...

The shadow of succession

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn during last year’s cycling campaign to bolster support for the heir to the throne. Source: Wikimedia Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej marked 70...

France stirs up troubled waters 

China’s military could spark trouble if it builds on the Scarborough Shoal. Source: Wikimedia  Talks in Singapore and Beijing in the last week have done little...

Duterte: pro-medical pot, anti-ghost

President Ferdinand Marcos hosts a meeting of Seato (Southeast Asia Treaty Organisation) during the Vietnam war in 1966 at the allegedly haunted Malacanang Palace in Manila. Former...

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