Mekong nations must act collectively to preserve Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake, its fisheries and the livelihoods that depend on them. If not, human-made problems of illegal fishing, hydropower dams and climate change will spell disaster for millions.
The Regional “Hidden Epidemic” of Fake Medicine
Fake pharmaceuticals have plagued Southeast Asia for years, yet governments have been accused of underestimating the scale of the problem. A controversial new study suggests the illegal trade of fraudulent medicines is still thriving in the region.
The Winners and Losers of Duterte’s BBB Programme
The Duterte administration’s “Build Build Build” programme is meant to bring infrastructure development to the Philippines. But critics warn against falling into a “debt trap”, and that the true cost of the scheme might be paid by the country’s poorest citizens.
Akan Datang: What’s going on with the Pan Borneo Highway project?
This week in Southeast Asia: what’s going on with the Thai election? Tensions run high in the South China Sea between Vietnam and China, and Prabowo faces new accusations of human rights abuses in Indonesia.
A historic meeting takes place between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Myanmar’s Ruby Trade
Precious gems could be an opportunity to earn one’s fortune, or bring tragedy to miners toiling in unforgiving circumstances. Can the industry pivot towards more ethical practices?