Category Archives: General

Cambodia Launches Campaign to End Child Labor in Brick Industry

PHNOM PENH – Cambodia has launched a campaign to end child labor in the brick industry by 2020, a move industry observers cautiously welcome while expressing doubts the goal will…

Some 120,000 Chinese Nationals Depart Cambodia Following Ban on Online Gambling

At least 6,000 Chinese nationals have left Cambodia each day for a total of around 120,000 departures since the announcement of a ban on online gambling two weeks ago, according…

Floods Last Year Cause Rice Prices in Laos to Double.

The price of sticky rice is skyrocketing in Laos, in the wake of massive floods in one of the country’s most fertile regions and various other causes, amid rising prices…

Thai Police Find Skull, Declare Missing Karen Activist Murdered

A Karen land-rights activist who went missing in 2014 was murdered, Thai police said Tuesday, after divers recovered a portion of his burned skull from a reservoir near his home.Porlajee…

East Timor Remembers a Vote and a Bloody Rampage

DILI – East Timor is marking the 20th anniversary of a referendum that ended 24 years of Indonesian occupation and delivered independence, but that also sparked a bloody rampage by…

Thailand on high alert for tropical storm’s impacts

BANGKOK, The Thai Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation on Monday alerted its offices across all provinces nationwide to prepare swift responses to the impacts of a depression in the…

US Promotes Free and Open Indo-Pacific at Naval Exercise

SATTAHIP, THAILAND – A senior U.S. naval officer underlined Washington’s commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific as the United States on Monday launched its first joint naval exercise with…

Dozens Arrested in Indonesia in Papua Protests

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Indonesian police have arrested dozens of people in the easternmost region of Papua following protests last week in which buildings were set ablaze, a police spokesman said…

This Time, Trump’s Tariffs Will Hit US Consumers

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, until now mainly an abstraction for American consumers, is about to hit home. Beginning Sunday, the U.S. government will begin collecting…