Category Archive: ASEAN

Myanmar’s census with surprises.

Following an incomplete counting due to ethnic conflicts in parts of the country, Myanmar said that its first census in 30 years shows the population to be 51.4 million, some 10 million less… Continue reading

Thai Military Junta – PM General Prayuth Chan-ocha.

The Thai National Legislative Assembly (NLA) voted unanimously for junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha to be the 29th prime minister of Thailand.   He was the sole candidate for the job. Prayuth was widely… Continue reading

Cambodia Census 2014.

Population:      14,96 million Agricultural Households:  1,9 million with a population of 8.5 million.

Slower rising Cambodian tourist data.

After years with double-digit growth Cambodia shows signs of a slowing down tourist sector. Between January and June 2014 tourist arrivals totalled 2.2 million, up 5 per cent from the same period of 2013. The dampened growth… Continue reading

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge Tribunal finds Khieu Samphan, Nuon Chea guilty.

Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity and jailed for life. Two of the former Khmer Rouge leaders were jailed for life after being found guilty of crimes against humanity by Cambodia’s… Continue reading

America’s Devastating Legacy In Vietnam.

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military sprayed about 20 million gallons of herbicides across 5.5 million acres of Vietnamese jungle and countryside. The main herbicide, nicknamed Agent Orange, consisted of two herbicides,… Continue reading

The Thai National Legislative Assembly appointed.

Thai Junta Appoints Army-Dominated Legislature His Majesty the King of Thailand has issued a royal command to appoint 200 members of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA). As expected, more than half of them are… Continue reading

Thailand has an Interim Constitution.

The new interim or provisional constitution grants sweeping powers to the Thai military junta that took over on May 22, 2014 by a coup. Thailand’s military leader, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha secured the king’s endorsement… 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