Vietnam’s Overdue Alliance With America?

The US and Vietnam are perfect allies against China. It’s what Ho Chi Minh wanted all along. By Tuong Lai, aka Nguyen Phuoc Tuong, a sociologist and former adviser to two Vietnamese prime ministers. HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam.   Ours is… Continue reading

After Thai military coup, most Thais are happier – Surprise! Surprise?

Most Thais are happy after the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) took over the administration of Thailand.   The latest survey, conducted by Suan Dusit Poll on 2,091 people from July 1-5,… Continue reading

Thailand, Myanmar & Cambodia – Birds of a feather flock together.

Just a few days after the “friendly approach” of the Cambodian PM Hun Sen to Thailand’s ruling military junta, Myanmar’s Commander-in-Chief General Min Aung Hlaing praised Thailand’s military leaders, saying it was right to… Continue reading

Photo for Saturday, 5th July

Photo for Friday, July 4, 2014.

Kampot River Railway Bridge, Kampot Town, Cambodia.

THAI-CAMBODIAN RELATIONS – Hun Sen’s approach to Thai military junta..

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen plays the Thai military junta’s card by freeing Thai national activist Veera Somkwamkid from a Cambodian prison. The release of the activist Veera Somkwamkid marks an important attempt… Continue reading

Photo for Thursday, 3rd July

Rainy Season, Kampot Province, Cambodia.

Photo for Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Clarke Quay, Singapore

Photo for Monday, June 30th

Sisowath Quay with Tonle Sap, Phnom Penh

Shades of George Orwell’s “1984″.

What price the truth? In Thailand, eating a sandwich or reading a book can get you arrested. As George Orwell once said, in Southeast Asia, it’s all about the connotation. By Ezra Kyrill Erker … Continue reading