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Weekly Dry Season Situation Report for the Mekong River Basin – Prepared on: 17/03/2020, covering the week from 10 to 16 March 2020

General weather patterns:From 10 to 16 March 2020, there was no rainfall in the LMB. Based on the weather outlook bulletins and maps issued by the Thailand Meteorology Department (TMD)…

Landmark Settlement in Cambodian Land-grab Falls Short for Many Villagers

It has been more than a decade since 64-year old Khorn Khorn lost three hectares of land to a close ally of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. The controversial senator…

Poverty, Inequality in Thailand on the Rise, World Bank Says

Thailand’s poverty rate has been rising in recent years despite steady, if slow, overall economic growth, a new World Bank report says, widening the gap between rich and poor in…

China’s coronavirus epicenter of Wuhan sees single-digit new cases for second day

China’s Wuhan city, ground zero of the new coronavirus outbreak, reported five new cases on Friday, the second day in a row the tally has been less than 10, while…

Laos Cancels Public Events Including Lao New Year Celebrations on COVID-19 Fears

Authorities in Laos are urging the public to suspend or postpone all “unnecessary” social events including weddings and Lao New Year celebrations in an attempt to prevent the spread of…

Aung San Suu Kyi Speech, Legislative Setback Underscore Dominance of Myanmar Military

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi raised eyebrows Wednesday when she visited the scene of a 2003 state-backed massacre of her followers in the central Sagaing region without…

Weekly Dry Season Situation Report for the Mekong River Basin – Prepared on: 10/03/2020, covering the week from 02 to 09 March 2020

From 02 to 09 March 2020, there was no rainfall in the LMB. Based on the weather outlook bulletins and maps issued by the Thailand Meteorology Department (TMD) were used…

Trade, Security Issues to Dominate Vietnam’s ASEAN Tenure

Vietnam chairs the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, this year, with trade and security expected to top the agenda. Analysts say that as Vietnam builds on its success…

Philippine Clashes Leave 14 Militants, 4 Soldiers Dead

MANILA – Philippine troops have killed at least 14 Muslim militants aligned with the Islamic State group in a weeklong offensive in a southern province that also left four soldiers…