This week in Southeast Asia: the Malaysian Parliament narrowly misses the threshold needed to amend the Federal Constitution, Cambodians head home to celebrate the Khmer New Year, and Indonesia enters its “quiet period” ahead of the vote on 17 April.
This week, Victoria Milko takes a look at how providers are bringing healthcare to the Naga Self-Administered Zone, Adam Bemma speaks to Hasan Al-Akraa, a refugee in Malaysia who uses social media to provide support to fellow asylum seekers, Mark Tilly talks to Hanna Guy of sustainable clothing label Dorsu Cambodia about conditions in the garment industry, and Kirsten Han argues that the lack of information about the death penalty in Singapore affects accountability and debate.
This week in Southeast Asia: the Trump-Kim summit clears out of Vietnam, streaming is set to come to an end in Singapore’s schools, Indonesia commemorates International Women’s Day, and big issues will be debated in Malaysia’s Parliament.
Among this week’s round-up of stories to watch in Southeast Asia: a Thai businessmen might have perished in a helicopter crash, demonstrations take place across Indonesia, Malaysia produces an e-book the LGBT community won’t find helpful, and Singapore gets deadly.
Among this week’s round-up of stories to watch in Southeast Asia: human rights progress in Malaysia, Vietnam benefits from the US-China trade war, the cost of being a hawker in Singapore and a pretty weird run in Indonesia.
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.
Perang berdarah Duterte melawan narkoba di Filipina mungkin telah mengangkap perhatian seluruh dunia, namun retorik di balik ini semua bukanlah hal baru di wilayah Asia Tenggara.
Duterte’s bloody war on drugs in the Philippines may have captured the world’s attention, but the rhetoric behind it is not new to the region.