This week, Jamie Fullerton visits an ethical elephant park in Vietnam, Victoria Milko brings us through the history and struggles of Myanmar’s ethnic minorities, and Adam Bemma talks about the cases of two high-profile refugees from the Middle East who found temporary shelter in Southeast Asia before being resettled in Canada.
Among this week’s round-up of stories to watch in Southeast Asia: Pre-election posturing in Indonesia, power woes in Vietnam, and shock and horror over Singapore’s national costume for the Miss Universe pageant.
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.
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.
Among this week’s round-up of stories to watch in Southeast Asia: Formula 1 racing heads to Hanoi, a nun accused of being “anti-Duterte” is kicked out of the Philippines, Indonesia continues to search for victims of the Lion Air crash, and Malaysia struggles to balance the books.
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.
For many refugees, resettlement can seem like the Hollywood ending they’ve been hoping for. But often it brings with it yet another set of challenges.
This week, Adam Bemma speaks with a Syrian refugee stuck in the transit lounge of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Victoria Milko visits churches in Yangon trying to keep ethnic languages alive, Calum Stuart talks to Michael Tatarski about online freedom and the cybersecurity law in Vietnam and Teguh Harahap reflects on his experience writing about LGBT “exorcisms”.
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.
The third Union Peace Conference takes place from 11–16 July 2018. But with ongoing conflicts around the country—and a history of dialogues leading nowhere—things don’t look good for Myanmar’s peace process.