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Khmer Krom Monks Cross Borders to Learn Their History

Khmer Krom Monks Cross Borders to Learn Their History

Frustrated by Vietnam’s suppression of their language, history and faith, Khmer Krom monks are forced to migrate to Cambodia to pursue an unrestricted education. Some who return face hostile authorities who fear monks will stir up deep-seated ethnic divisions.

Displaced by War, Papuan Refugees Face Lingering Dangers

Displaced by War, Papuan Refugees Face Lingering Dangers

Some 60,000 people have been displaced by fighting between Papuan separatists and the Indonesian military in Nduga Regency. One group of refugees are stranded far from home, without jobs, schools, quality healthcare or any sign of the conflict’s end.

Singapore’s Migration Laws Trap Women With Abusers

Singapore’s Migration Laws Trap Women With Abusers

For foreign spouses trying to escape domestic abuse or their marriage altogether, Singapore’s migration laws and exclusion of foreigners from some social services leave them reliant on their abuser and vulnerable to homelessness and separation from their children. To access this post, you must purchase a Membership or Temporary Access.

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Dr. Sasa Visits a Bomb-Making Class

Dr. Sasa Visits a Bomb-Making Class

Months before Myanmar’s shadow government declared war on the military, an American gun enthusiast taught activists to build crude bombs that could kill soldiers and civilians alike. Amid a global charm campaign, opposition leader Dr. Sasa praised their efforts.


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The Anti-Vietnamese Legacy of Kem Ley

The Anti-Vietnamese Legacy of Kem Ley

There were two sides to Kem Ley, the beloved Cambodian activist who was murdered five years ago: the calm, insightful public intellectual, and the hyperbolic nationalist who wanted to rid Cambodia of “illegal Vietnamese immigrants”, writes Tim Frewer.


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Singapore’s Anti-Foreign Interference Law: The FAQ

Singapore’s Anti-Foreign Interference Law: The FAQ

What is Singapore’s proposed Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Act? How does it actually work? What are the problems with it? And how does one avoid running afoul of it? We explain why this law is problematic and why Singaporeans should be very worried about it.