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,...
Dead Chinese Laos 1

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
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 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
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...
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...
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
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.
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...
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...
Masks and social distancing are few and far to be seen every night at Bangkok's Artbox on Sukhumvit Road.

Thailand’s 2nd Wave is Coming: Vietnam Proves It

Obvious parallels of open economy, waning mask use, more domestic tourism and rising illegal immigration make new Thai outbreak a matter of when, not if.
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...
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
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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 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.
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...
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