Southeast Asian nations fail to agree on maritime disputes in the South China Sea after Cambodia blocks any mention to an international court ruling against Beijing in their statement.
Burmese migrant workers in Thailand fear that a crackdown is imminent as 70 Burmese nationals were arrested in Mae Sot on Monday.
Post-imperialist nation-building is still a work in progress in many ASEAN states, and democratisation has therefore not yet fully taken shape. Without sincere reforms and well-balanced wealth sharing, it won’t be long before people in Burma start to press for meaningful change, as in its neighbouring countries.
Fears that the next batch of leaders of the Southeast Asia bloc, such as Cambodia and Burma, will trigger a backslide in reputation
Fatalities from flooding across Southeast Asia top 1,000 as 533 are confirmed dead in Thailand and Cambodia’s suffering continues
Thai army conducts training course for villagers along the border with Burma as threat of stray artillery fire continues to unnerve
Narratives of human rights abusers allow little space to explore the conditions that create our most heinous criminals, but we would benefit from a degree of empathy
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