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Trigger-Happy Laotian Cops Kill 5 Chinese, Grab 1.3 Billion Kip

Just another day in the Golden Triangle as Chinese casino gamblers die in hail of gunfir
Seven-Eleven convenience store chain to make Laos debut in 2022

Thailand’s 7-Eleven Empire to Expand to Laos

Franchiser CP All set to start steamrolling country's 65,000 mom-and-pop corner stores in 2022.
The Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric project where a dam failed in Laos in 2018.

Laos Slides Closer to Puppet State as China Grab Control of...

Analysis: UCA News' Luke Hunt says years of reckless spending and a Chinese debt trap have left Thailand's neighbor on thin ice
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...
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
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
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...
Six Burmese nationals were caught Sept. 8 trying to sneak into Thailand.

Thailand’s Closed Borders Fueling Crisis in Neighboring Countries

Thailand’s closed borders are not only causing misery for Thais dependent upon tourism, they’re fueling a crisis in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, as well. After...
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.
Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH) Immigration VIP Fast-Track Service and Visa On Arrival

Cambodia Blows Hole in Tourism Industry with $3,000+ in Coronavirus Fees,...

With its neighbors closing borders or imposing long quarantines and high insurance prerequisites to enter, Cambodia had put itself in ripe position to cash...
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
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
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.
Thirty-five deported Myanmar migrants arrive back in Myawaddy, Karen State on June 8

Thailand Scrambling to Explain Away Covid-19 Infections in 23 Deported Burmese...

19 were reported as being infected in the South, but what about the 4 others?
The Sadao border crossing with Malaysia.

Sadao Border Crossing Closed Until Sept. 25

Thais in Malaysia hoping to return home will have to find another route after the Sadao border crossing was closed for two weeks. The closure,...
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...
Mekong River Commission – Joint Project on Flood and Drought Management

Facebook to Send Flood, Drought Alerts to Lower Mekong Communities

Residents and local governments along the Lower Mekong can now get flood alerts and drought-monitoring information through Facebook under a new partnership with the...
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
Use of coronavirus facemasks in southeast asia

Thais most fanatical about facemasks, hand gel in SE Asia

In what won’t be a shock to anyone wandering through Bangkok, Thais wear facemasks and use hand sanitizer more than any other people in...
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...
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...
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
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
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,...
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