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Laos Drops All Entry Restrictions as Thailand Clings to QR Codes,...

Laos has gone from locked up to no restrictions, dropping all Covid-19 entry restrictions even as Thailand clings to its clunky Thailand Pass system. In...
Video shown Thai soldiers destroying footbridge used by Myanmar refugees
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WATCH: Thai Army Explodes Bridge Used by Myanmar Refugees, Sparking Outrage

Video released by an NGO showing a Thai soldier destroying a bamboo footbridge used by refugees from Myanmar to cross into Thailand has raised...
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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...
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.
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.
25-year-old Bangkok native Ariya Khomkratoke covers up to hide from cameras after admitting she made up the story of her blood being withdrawn by human traffickers in Cambodia.

Thai ‘Rescued’ From Cambodia Made Up Story of Blood-Letting for Organs

. Supposed 'victim' was human trafficker herself, police allege

Ignoring Junta’s Human Rights Abuses, PTTEP Ups Stake in Myanmar Gas...

PTT Exploration and Production said other shareholders raised their stakes in the Yadana gas production project in Myanmar to ensure energy security in Thailand...

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...
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
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...
Thailand and Malaysia affirmed their commitment to promoting cooperation in border regions

Thailand, Malaysia Affirm Commitment to Border Development

Thailand and Malaysia affirmed their commitment to promoting cooperation in border regions and economic development in the Deep South. Government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said Malaysian...
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Thailand to Reopen Malaysia Border Checkpoints in March

Thailand will reopen border crossings with Malaysia next month. Government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek said Monday that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered the Center for Covid-19...
Myanmar Junta Army Soliders Karen Union Mae Sot Tak Thailand

5,000 Flee Myanmar Fighting, Crossing into Thailand

A clash between Myanmar soldiers and ethnic troops near the Tak border impacted heavily on residents of the northern Thailand province as about 5,000...
Thai WOman Malaysia Assaulted by Datuk Seri Klang-1

Thai Woman in Malaysia Sexually Assaulted by Chinese Man Given Sultan’s...

A Thai woman in Malaysia was left “disfigured” following a sexual assault by a high-ranking business leader after she rejected his drunk advances. Police in...
At Phumin Temple, which is thought to be about 425 years old, inspectors new cracks in the main Buddha statue

Ancient Nan Temple Damaged by 5.8-Magnitude Earthquake in Laos

Northern Thai provinces were shaken awake early Monday by a magnitude-5.8 earthquake that hit Laos. The Earthquake Observation Division of Thailand’s Meteorological Department said the...

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
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
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...
A woman receives China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on June 1.

Cambodia Aiming for 100% Covid-19 Vaccination Rate

Cambodia is among the few counties pushing for a 100 percent vaccination rate against the Covid-19 pandemic as Prime Minister Hun Sen declared his...
High-speed ferries link Malaysia's Langkawi and Thailand's Koh Lipe.

Thailand, Malaysia Planning Koh Lipe-Langkawi ‘Travel Bubble’

Thailand and Malaysia are working on a plan to open a island “travel bubble” involving Langkawi and Lipe islands in the Andaman Sea. There would...
Cambodia has canceled this year’s Water Festival due to the Covid-19 pandemic, upsetting expectations the country will reopen within weeks after its rapid rollout of vaccinations.

Cambodia Again Cancels Water Festival, Despite Imminent Reopening

Cambodia has canceled this year’s Water Festival due to the Covid-19 pandemic, upsetting expectations the country will reopen within weeks after its rapid rollout...
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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...
Nur Sajat Kamaruzzaman Malaysian Transwoman Transgender Social Media Celebrity Arrested Thailand Asylum Australia

Celebrity Malaysian Transwoman Facing Thai Immigration Charges Seeks Asylum

Nur Sajat Kamaruzzaman, a 36-year-old transwoman from Malaysia, is reportedly seeking to claim asylum in Thailand for fear that her deportation to her homeland,...
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...
Sister Ann Rosa Nu Tawng kneels and pleads with security personnel not to shoot unarmed civilians in Myitkyina, capital of Kachin state, on Feb. 28. (Photo supplied)

Myanmar’s ‘Kneeling Nun’ Took on Junta; Now She Fights for Covid-19...

For Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng, her role during the pandemic is not much different from her role during political unrest
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