Among this week’s round-up of stories to watch in Southeast Asia: Local police employ shamans to carry out exorcisms for Padang’s LGBT community, a crackdown on independent media sites in Singapore, and rallies against the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in Malaysia.
Akan Datang: Rosmah Mansor faces charges of money laundering
A weekly round-up of the stories to watch in Southeast Asia: Sulawesi continues to struggle with the aftermath of twin natural disasters, Rosmah Mansor faces charges of money laundering in Malaysia, and a trial for a civil suit involving three opposition politicians in Singapore begins.
Akan Datang: A two-day mourning period begins in Vietnam for late President Tran Dai Quang
A weekly round-up of the stories to watch in Southeast Asia: the death of Vietnam’s president leaves us wondering how things will play out, violence among football fans in Indonesia grabs headlines again, and Singaporeans have anti-fake news laws to look out for following a Select Committee report.
Akan Datang: How many big-ticket presents did Jho Low buy?!
A weekly round-up of the stories to watch in Southeast Asia: Typhoon Mangkhut does damage in the Philippines and heads towards Vietnam’s far north, a former Indonesian president threatens to sue a website, and Kim Kardashian turns out to be another beneficiary of fugitive Malaysian businessman Jho Low’s “generosity”.
Akan Datang: Elections, Money Laundering, and some Crazy Rich Asians
Our weekly round-up of stories to watch in Southeast Asia. This week, Najib’s been charged with money laundering, Indonesia’s presidential hopefuls have filed their papers, and Singapore gets ready for Crazy Rich Asians.
Akan Datang: From female sultans to durians in space
This week in Southeast Asian stories to watch: Who will be the Sultan of Yogyakarta’s successor? A minister gets embroiled in a corruption case in Vietnam, while questions continue to swirl over plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.
Akan Datang: Investigations in Malaysia, terror in Indonesia and the Cambodian environment
New Naratif’s North Sumatra consulting editor takes a look at stories to watch across Southeast Asia, 20–27 May.
Akan Datang: A stunning election, terrorism and that Trump-Kim summit
A weekly look-ahead at Southeast Asia’s major stories.
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?
The Political Apathy of Vietnamese Youth
In the age of Trump, refugees and social media, many young Vietnamese speak of a disconnect with the rest of the world, while others eagerly embrace radical change.