Category Archives: Government

In Thailand, US Threads Between Military Interest and Democratic Ideals

WASHINGTON – Thanat Apichonpongsakorn, a 34-year-old business owner, had nearly given up on Thai politics. But after he saw young politicians launch a new party, he went to the polls…

Banned Thai Opposition Figure Faces New Criminal Charges

BANGKOK – – Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday said it would file criminal charges of breaching electoral law against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the now-defunct Future Forward Party, in…

Second southern Thailand peace talks ends on positive note

BANGKOK, The second peace dialogue meeting between the Thai government and Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) concluded on a positive note, where both sides discussed a number of technical and administrative…

Myanmar’s Wa Region to Take Part in 2020 Elections: UWSA

Myanmar’s largest ethnic armed group, the United Wa State Army, will hold voting in four townships of its self-administered region for the first time when general elections are held later…

High Commissioner updates the Human Rights Council on human rights concerns, and progress, across the world

Madam President, Excellencies, Colleagues, Friends,It is an honour to update this Council on the work of my Office, and our approach to recent human rights developments around the world.My speech…

Laos Plans to Build Sixth Large-Scale Mekong River Mainstream Dam

A Thai hydropower company has plans to build what would be Laos’ sixth large-scale Mekong river dam, the latest cog in Laos’ ambitious plan to become the battery of Southeast…

Can AI Flag Disease Outbreaks Faster Than Humans? Not Quite

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China?In a narrow sense, yes. But what the humans lacked…

ASEAN Roundtable Series on Malaysia-Thailand: Towards Connectivity Beyond Borders

KUALA LUMPUR, Former ministers from Malaysia and Thailand believe that ASEAN’s third- and second-largest economies in ASEAN respectively, can lead the way in pushing for an integrated region encompassing infrastructure,…

Ship Passengers Who Disembarked in Cambodia ‘Were Not Worried at All’

SIHANOUKVILLE, CAMBODIA – Ochheu Teal Beach, long, sandy and narrow, is Cambodia’s nicest beach closest to the port city of Sihanoukville. On Friday afternoon, beachgoers included passengers who disembarked hours…