Unanswered Thai crime

This week southern Thailand has seen another bomb attack specifically targeting civilians.  Violence has gripped the three Muslim-majority provinces on the Malaysian border since 2004. It...

Expect Papuan misery to increase

The looming 50th anniversary of a so-called referendum that condemned the two Papuan provinces to exploitation by Indonesia has coincided with a rising tide...

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...
Chinese coast guards blocked and water-cannoned Philippine boats bound to Ayungin Shoal to supply food to military personnel.

Chinese Coast Guard Obstructs, Allegedly Shoots Philippine Supply Boat with Water Canon

The issue of disputed territories around the Philippine Sea is far from over. Three Chinese Coast Guard vessels obstructed and allegedly water-cannoned two Philippine...

China backs Hun Sen tyranny

Cambodia is fast removing any pretence that Prime Minister Hun Sen is interested in democracy, secure in the knowledge it has the backing of...
Indonesia temporarily lifted its ban on coal export and gave the "go" signal to 14 vessels to deliver its coal to other Asian countries.

Indonesia’s Ban on Coal Export Temporarily Lifted

Indonesia has banned its coal export since January 1 due to a shortage of domestic use.  However, after ten days, the government lifted the...

Vietnam: political change, economic stability

The sun is rising on Vietnam's economy. Source: Wikimedia  The markets have been worried by the Vietnamese Communist Party’s apparent inability to opt for a...
South Korean company, ENPlus Co. Ltd. is inveswting in the Philippines to put up an electric vehicle manufacturing plant registered under PEZA.

Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Plant Soon to Rise in the Philippines

The advent of technology gives rise to the emergence of e-vehicles (EV). A South Korean firm invests ₱5 billion to rise an electric vehicle...

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...

Shy Laos takes centre stage

Popular with backpackers, Laos is usually neglected by everyone else. Source: Flickr So long neglected by the great powers, media and business, Laos has taken...

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Philippine Air Force pilots are in Brunei to master the flying of the Blackhawk helicopter.

Philippine Air Force Pilots Undertake Blackhawk Helicopter Training in Brunei

Better be ready than sorry. The Philippine Air Force pilots are currently on rigorous flight training in Brunei. The exercise will enhance their skills...
More people are becoming victims to Cambodia human trafficking as they become enticed in promised jobs with high salaries.

Cambodia Human Trafficking: Job Recruitment Serves as Front to Lure Victims

Several people worldwide lost their jobs due to the pandemic. Due to this, there are also a lot of unscrupulous people who take advantage...
Three bottlenose dolphins were released back into their natural habitat after rescuing and nurturing them from a resort hotel that bought them for entertainment purposes.

Indonesian Sanctuary Releases Saved Bottlenose Dolphins from Captivity

An Indonesian sanctuary released three bottlenose dolphins after rescuing them in 2019 from captivity in a resort hotel. Johnny, Rocky and Rambo swim into...