Low water in the Mekong River stretches through Thailand and into Vietnam.

Time Running Out for Mighty Mekong

The scarcity of water in the river is causing an ecological disaster in Southeast Asia — and China is the culprit
Michael Sebastian (center) has been indicted in the US on three counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places and three counts of sex trafficking involving children

American Indicted in U.S. For Laos Child-Sex Trafficking

English teacher accused of using educational charity in Luang Prabang as a front to sexually abuse children
Seatrain Thai Ferry from Japan Capsizes off Taiwan Kahshiung

Hopes Fade for 5 Thai Sailors Lost in Friday Ferry Sinking...

The Foreign Affairs Ministry and Thailand Trade and Economic Office in Taipei are helping Thais involved in the capsizing of a newly bought passenger...
Garry Mulroy says he was the victim of an extortion racket in Cambodia

Aussie Escapes Cambodia, Claiming Police, NGOs Framed Him as Pedophile

Teacher blew whistle on shady NGO spending. Then came police extortion, jail for indecent assault of 6 boys
YouGov Survey Chart on Testing in ASEAN-2

Thais Most-Likely to Have Been Tested for Covid-19 in SE Asia...

6,000+ interviews also find Thais going out more than anyone except Vietnamese.
Dec 15, 2016 - Preah Rumkel, Cambodia. A fisherman lays a net in a pool where the dolphins have recently relocated to. The paticular stretch of area near the Laos-Cambodia border was once the protected home of the Mekong Irrawaddy dolphins. The cacophony of noise from daily explosives used by workers building the Don Sahong dam has forced the dolphins into unprotected waters. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

Cambodia Races to Save Last Mekong Dolphins

. The last Irrawaddy dolphin in Laos is dead and the few remaining in Cambodia face a multitude of threats.
ASEAN Summit 2021 Teleconference Zoom Video Conference Prayut Thailand

Prayut Urges ASEAN to Reopen Faster, Cooperate More on Covid-19

Thailand’s prime minister called on Association of Southeast Asian Nations countries to reopen wider to travelers and collaboratively deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. The 38th...

Thailand Puts Baht Before Mekong by Buying Power from Laos’ Chinese...

Gov't rejects concerns over hydroelectric projects that are destroying the Mekong River environment

Indonesia Opens Bali with Special Tourist Visa for 23 Countries, Including...

Indonesia is launching special tourism visa services for foreign visitors from 23 countries, including Thailand, to visit Bali. Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Ministry recently confirmed the...
Health workers in Myanmar Covid-19 Coronavirus

‘Wolf at the Door’ as Myanmar’s Coronavirus Epidemic Reaches Thai Border

Disease control director predicts Thailand Covid-19 cases to soar 68% to 6,000
Asia Economic Growth GDP Economy Thailand ADB GDP

ADB Cuts Thailand GDP Forecast by 1/3; Downgrades Asian Growth

The Asian Development Bank said Asia’s economic growth this year will be slightly lower than previously projected, citing the resurgence of Covid-19 infections. The ADB...
Thailand researchers testing coronavirus vaccine

New Evidence Casts Doubts on Accuracy of Thailand’s Official Coronavirus Statistics

Deported Burmese migrants test positive for Covid-19 after returning from Thailand.
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto leaves Bangkok via private jet Wednesday after testing positive for the coronavirus before meeting Thai officials.

Hungarian Envoy’s Positive Covid-19 Test Shocks Thailand, Cambodia

Prayut Spared, but Hun Sen in Isolation After Mystery Positive Coronavirus Test
Cambodia Phnom Penh Street 104 Bars Girls Bargirls Hookers

Cambodia to Fully Reopen in 2 Weeks … If Covid-19 Cases...

Cambodia will totally reopen in two weeks if daily Covid-19 case numbers remain at current levels, Prime Minister Hun Sen said. Speaking at the annual...
A military patrol searches for illegal migrants on the border with Cambodia.

Thailand Battens Down Myanmar Border As Coronavirus Surges in Rakhine

Health officials in areas bordering Myanmar have been ordered to watch out for illegal migrants as the coronavirus spreads in the neighboring country. Dr. Sophon...
third Thai-Lao friendship bridge Thailand Nakhon Phanom

Thailand Reopens 2 Laos Border Crossings

Immigration police in Nakhon Phanom Province on Monday reopened two border crossings with Laos, including a pier to serve tourists and locals as cross-border...
In rural Cambodia, hundreds of villages still lack a functional primary and secondary school. Through World Assistance for Cambodia’s Rural Schools Project,private donors from all over the world have helped construct over 550 primary and secondary schools in rural Cambodia.

Cambodia Closes 550 Free Rural Schools Founded by Fierce Hun Sen...

Cambodia’s Education Ministry shut down more than 550 non-government schools funded by Japan Relief for Cambodia and the World Assistance for Cambodia. No reason was...
Thai army patrols the Myanmar border in the north to catch illegal migrants after hundreds of Covid-19 cases were reported in August.

Actions Speaking Louder Than Words About Reopening Thailand’s Borders

As tourism officials blather on about long-stay visitors, army locking down borders tighter than ever amid Burmese outbreak.
Karen refugees receive meals along the Moei River in Myanmar that serves as a border with Thailand as they prepare to return to their homes in December.

Thailand Claims 145 Deported Myanmar Refugees ‘Volunteered’ to Return Home

. Repatriation of job seekers, asylum seekers continues.
Thai Migrant Worker Camp Burmese Cambodian

Locked In & Forgotten, Migrant Workers to Fend for Selves During...

Migrants who work at construction sites in Bangkok have been left to their own devices without any help from the government following a moratorium...
Law Freedom Missing Activists Thaialnd

Nowhere Is Safe: SE Asia’s Strongmen Conspiring to Disappear Activists

Commentary: Even when they escape their own countries, pro-democracy activists often pay with their lives writes James Lovelock
Thai Human Trafficking Victims Rescued from Cambodia

8 Rescued from Cambodian Human Traffickers Return to Thailand

. Victim had 3 pints blood withdrawn before her organs were to be harvested
Residents of Cambodia's Kompong Khleang commute by boat. Vaccinating those in rural areas will be a challenge for the government. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Cambodia to Begin Mass Covid-19 Vaccinations, Aided by Australia, China, India

Cambodia is gearing up for mass inoculations against the Covid-19 virus, with China providing the first million doses while India has been asked to...
A magnitude map showing how the Japanese earthquake felt in different prefectures.

Thais in Japan Warned About Earthquake Aftershocks

The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Tokyo, Fukuoka and Osaka warned Thai citizens in Japan to prepare for possible aftershocks to Saturday’s 6.4-magnitude earthquake in...
Angkor Wat, Cambodia (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Cambodia Ends Quarantine for Fully Vaccinated Tourists

. Unlike Thailand's deceptive 'Test & Go' farce, no 1-night quarantine hotel, 2nd PCR test needed for 'no quarantine' entry
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