Category Archive: South East Asia – SEA

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

Sam Rainsy: “I’ll be a better PM than Hun Sen”.

In-depth Interview with Cambodian Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy about Hun Sen, his role as future PM, about the Cambodian political stalemate, the neighbors Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar. “Peaceful change coming for Cambodia”. March 10,… Continue reading

ASEAN – First joint military exercises in 2015.

ASEAN military chiefs plan Malacca Strait exercise. The defense forces of the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plan to undertake a joint maritime security exercise in the… Continue reading

Which Should You Visit?

Cambodia’s Angkor versus Burma’s Bagan. By Lina Eroh Become a fan    –    Full Time Wanderer + Writer The temple complexes of Angkor and Bagan are two Southeast Asia greats. Both boast a vast… Continue reading

Behind a Pattern of Global Unrest.

Middle Class in Revolt in Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela. For months now, protesters have gathered in the capitals of many developing nations – Turkey, Ukraine, Thailand, Venezuela, Malaysia, and Cambodia, among… Continue reading

Thai roads to revolution.

Protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban has promised to close the city of Bangkok tomorrow, January 13, 2014. But what does he hope to achieve and how will it affect Bangkokians? How do you shut… Continue reading

Cambodia Headlines January 10, 2013.

Japan Asked Government to Protect Its Interests During Strike. Japan has expressed its deep concern about the situation in Cambodia following the deadly crackdown on striking garment workers last Friday, and admitted Thursday… Continue reading

Myanmar reporters protest new threats to press freedom.

Journalists in Myanmar staged a protest Tuesday, January 7, 2014, to denounce new threats to press freedom and demand the release of a fellow reporter – the first to be jailed since junta… Continue reading

Map: Super-Typhoon Usagi’s Way Into South East Asia

Read more: Super Typhoon Usagi Heads for Taiwan and Hong Kong. (wfoster2011) http://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/western-pacific/2013/Super-Typhoon-Usagi?text=disc Related articles: Super Typhoon Usagi strongest storm in 2013 (earthsky.org) VIDEO: Asia braced for Typhoon Usagi (bbc.co.uk) Super Typhoon Usagi threatens Taiwan,… Continue reading

Plans for 13 new border-gates between Vietnam and Cambodia.

Vietnam plans to build new border gates along the boundary line with Cambodia to help boost trade. Vietnam and Cambodia will work out plans to add 13 new border gates over the next… Continue reading