Cambodia’s Tonle Sap lake ecosystem has been strained by hydropower dams, drought and unprecedented forest fires. Now, surrounding flooded forests, people who rely on them, and the forests’ carbon-capturing potential face increasing threats.
Gunung berapi Gunung Sinabung telah meletus selama beberapa tahun, menyebabkan ratusan penduduk desa mengungsi. Sekarang mereka terperangkap antara rumah pengungsi yang disediakan pemerintah atau kembali ke rumah lama mereka yang berada di Zona Merah Gunung Berapi.
Mount Sinabung volcano has been erupting on and off for years, leaving hundreds of villagers displaced. Now they’re caught between new government accommodation and their old lives in the Red Zone.
Stories to watch this week: Indonesia grapples with flooding, Malaysia has its first woman Chief Justice, Thailand crowns its new king and Singapore is on its way to passing its “fake news” bill.
This week in Southeast Asia: elections are creeping up on countries around the region, Indonesia grapples with flooding, and Sabah and Sarawak are left hanging waiting for a constitutional amendment in Malaysia.
This week in Southeast Asia: Singapore mourns yet another military training death, a bomb blast in the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia struggle with floods, and Vietnam clamps down on drug abuse among its truck and bus drivers.
This week, Adam Bemma speaks to LGBT rights activists working to establish an advocacy network in Laos, Victoria Milko visits a peace park set up by the Karen ethnic group in conflict-embroiled Myanmar, Aidila Razak speaks to a trans woman who left her home country of Malaysia to seek asylum in the UK, and Aisyah Llewellyn talks about her experience covering the December 2018 tsunami from Lampung in South Sumatra.
Among this week’s round-up of stories to watch in Southeast Asia: the repatriation of the Rohingya to Myanmar is halted, LGBT issues are in the spotlight in Indonesia again, and US-Brunei defence ties develop.
This week, Victoria Milko talks to those fighting for freedom of expression in Myanmar, Adam Bemma hits the streets in Bangkok amid clean-up operations targeting street food vendors, Aisyah Llewellyn interviews Ian Morse about his experience covering the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, and Kirsten Han argues that the mainstream media’s attitude hampers the push for press freedom in Singapore.
Among this week’s round-up of stories to watch in Southeast Asia: a social network code of conduct in Vietnam, repatriation of the Rohingya from Bangladesh to Myanmar, and all eyes on leadership renewal in Singapore’s ruling party.