Category Archives: Politics

Progress toward Strengthening and Expanding Central America’s Regional Electricity Market

The State Department applauds the regional institutions that govern Central America’s regional electricity market (the Mercado Electrico Regional, or MER) for their accomplishments and new commitments to further develop the…

Myanmar’s President Grants Amnesty to 8,500 Prisoners

Myanmar President Win Myint announced Tuesday an order to grant amnesty to about 8,500 prisoners.The move coincides with Myanmar’s traditional New Year.A spokesman said the amnesty includes 51 foreigners as…

Once-Distrusted China Pledges Millions More to Philippines

TAIPEI, TAIWAN Closer relations with a once-distrusted China gave the Philippines another boost this week as Beijing pledged a round of investment for the developing Southeast Asian country and new…

Cambodia’s Former Opposition Leader Calls for Election Boycott

PHNOM PENH Cambodia’s former opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, called on Sunday for Cambodians to boycott a general election set for July 29 if his dissolved party isn’t allowed to take…

Summer storms warning in effect in 4 regions

The Thai Meteorological Department on Friday (April 6) warned people in the North, Northeast, East and Central regions as well as Bangkok to brace for summer storms in the next…

Mekong River Commission Warned on Development Impacts to the River

The four member countries of the Mekong River Commission today confronted predictions of social and environmental disaster if damming and other development projects in the region are allowed to proceed…

Mekong River Commission Warned on Development Impacts to the River

The four member countries of the Mekong River Commission today confronted predictions of social and environmental disaster if damming and other development projects in the region are allowed to proceed…

Myanmar Minister Hopes to Visit Rohingya in Refugee Camps

BANGKOK, THAILAND The Myanmar state minister overseeing the planned repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh says he hopes to talk to them…