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...
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...
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
Women drive past a casino in Sihanoukville, a coastal city that has become a gambling boom town

Cambodia May Ease Thailand ‘Blockade’ in Days As Covid-19 Restrictions Extended...

Cambodia may ease its “blockade” of Thailand border provinces within days even as it extends coronavirus restrictions for another two week. The announcement that virus-suppression...
Thailand Vietnam Massaman Curry Thai Food

Thailand, Vietnam Strengthen Ties Over Bowls of Massaman Curry

Thailand’s world-famous Massaman curry is no longer just a tasty dish but a diplomatic tool that is furthering ties with Vietnam. Due to the uptick...
Tokyo Haneda International Airport

Covid-19 Surge Pops Asia’s ‘Travel Bubbles’

Air-travel corridors have largely been a letdown as nations constantly change rules and close borders to contain outbreaks.
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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...
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...
Artist rendering of the new Phnom Penh international airport.

China Cements Grip on New Phnom Penh Airport as State-Owned Firm...

A Chinese state-owned company will build the runway and airfield for Cambodia’s new international airport in Phnom Penh, whose entire US$1.5 billion price tag...
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
A man pushes a stroller on a street in Ho Chi Minh City. Many men have given up their jobs to look after their children so that their spouses can pursue careers. (Photo: UCA News)

Vietnam’s Men Suffering Inferiority Complexes as Women Assume Breadwinner Roles

Society tells men they should be the man of the house, but, increasingly, it's women wearing the pants
U.S. President Donald Trump poses with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their 2018 US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore.

4 More Years of Trump Would Be Disaster for SE Asia

A win by President Donald Trump in Tuesday’s U.S. elections would be usher in discontent and change that could be irreversible, regional foreign-affairs experts...
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...
A map showing various bridges and other transport projects on the Thai-Laotian border.

6th Thailand-Laos Friendship Bridge Planned

Thailand and Laos are discussing the idea of building a sixth Friendship Bridge over the Mekong River to connect the two countries. Speaking Friday in...
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
Inside China Secret, the unmarked hostess bar in Kowloon where the Thai hostess was infected.

Thai Bargirls at Center of Hong Kong Coronavirus Outbreak

4 Thais test positve this month following infected student's visit to China Secret hostess bar in Kowloon
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
The Mekong River in Chiang Khan district, Thailand. (Image: Engdao Wichitpunya / Alamy)

Thailand Under Pressure to Thwart Laos, China’s Sanakham Dam Project

Opponents say a refusal to buy power from the dam could stymie its progress saving the Mekong’s ecosystem
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