Myanmar’s false dawn

Buddhism is increasingly politicised in Myanmar. Picture credit: Asean Economist Foreigners dominate Myanmar's westernmost state of Rakhine, exploiting its natural resources and derailing its ethnic...

Meth crisis will only get worse

Myanmar's Shan State supplies methamphetamines to the planet and exports are due to rise as billions are channelled into improving regional infrastructure, the Brussels-based...

Generals continue to divide and rule 

Aung San Suu Kyi is becoming a fig leaf for the military’s ongoing political and economic dominance. Source: YouTube International coverage of Myanmar is dominated...

Thailand addresses tourist hangover

One of Thailand’s Similan islands. Source: Wikimedia The closure of Thailand’s Koh Tachai indefinitely from October due to fears that tourism is trashing the island's...

All eyes on Suu Kyi 

Aung San Suu Kyi now faces her greatest challenge. Source: Wikimedia With the exception of Nelson Mandela's words when he was finally released from Robben...

Blood-stained keyboards 

Myanmar is fast returning to its previous status as a pariah state as thousands protest across Asian cities to denounce the persecution of its...
Filipinos are starting to embrace digital payment. (JFVelasquez Floro/WikimediaCommons)

Digital Payment is the New Normal for Filipinos

The ongoing threat of the worldwide pandemic allows people to start embracing cashless payments. Filipinos see digital payment as the new normal. Filipinos lead the...

Suu Kyi unveils investment hotspot

Myanmar’s largely powerless civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has urged global investors to look to her impoverished country as she ignored the negative...

Jakarta’s religious card 

The future of one of the world's largest cities, Jakarta, lies in the balance. As ethnicity and religion have been increasingly exploited, the colossal...

Myanmar steps towards debt trap

Myanmar plans to reduce the cost of the Chinese-backed Kyaukpyu special economic zone and port, cap its external debt load and avoid repeating the...

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