Rare good news for Asean media

Malaysia has repealed the controversial anti-fake news law, which has been widely condemned for stifling free speech since its introduction by the previous government...

Myanmar’s generals blame anyone but themselves

Every statement that comes out of Myanmar about the alleged Rohingya genocide in 2017 refers to the threat of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army...

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...

Jakarta boot on Papuan throat

Papuans regard themselves as ethnically distinct from the rest of Indonesia. Source: Flickr Muffled reports of mass arrests and ethnic subjugation continue to leak from...

Fake threat hides slaughter  

The threat of communism still grips Indonesia, despite the fact the movement was crushed in appalling massacres 52 years ago.  Allegedly Communist members of Indonesia's...

Asean’s predictable elections could boost growth

Elections are scheduled in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines in the next few months, leading to speculation about how political activity will affect Asean’s...

Rohingya demand Suu Kyi’s attention

A police checkpoint at a Rohingya area of Sittwe, Rakhine State’s capital. Source: Wikimedia   Now Aung San Suu Kyi, as Myanmar's de facto prime...

Spotlight shines on secretive Wa

United Wa State Army troops. Source: YouTube Claims that some of the planet's biggest corporations source raw materials from the pariah Wa state on Myanmar's...

Asean’s plastic shame

A video of a British diver swimming through plastic waste off Bali has shown the extent of the crisis in Indonesian waters. The film by...

Asean looks to filthy coal instead of solar power

Sun-kissed Asean continues to generate electricity using filthy coal and its citizens choke on foul air as a consequence.  The United Nations says the rising...

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