Tag Archive: ASEAN

Accounts from Rohingya Boat People.

Denial of Rights in Burma, Bangladesh Lead to Trafficking and Dangerous Sea Voyages. Rohingya and other survivors of dangerous boat migrations from Burma and Bangladesh describe horrific treatment by unscrupulous smugglers and traffickers in… Continue reading

China – New lighthouses in South China Sea.

China has held a groundbreaking ceremony for two lighthouses in internationally disputed waters in the South China Sea. The two lighthouses will be constructed on Huayang Reef and Chigua Reef in the disputed Spratly… Continue reading

May 22, 2015 – First Anniversary of Thai Military Junta Coup.

Was the Thai Military coup pre-planned or provoked by the situation? As the Kindom of Thailand marks the first anniversary of the coup, witnesses are recounting what happened inside the Army Club on… Continue reading

South China Sea: Is America About to Make a Fatal Mistake?

An already tense and dangerous situation in the South China Sea threatened to become even worse. The United States is considering plans to initiate systematic military patrols with ships and planes in that… Continue reading

Vietnam – Railway accidents on the rise.

Railway accidents increased during the first three months of 2015 compared with the same period of 2014. The railway accidents across the country increased by 30 compared with last year. These resulted in 37… Continue reading

China’s Military Installations in the Spratly Islands.

Satellite Image Update. Recent high-resolution images show new areas of reclamation on Mischief and Subi Reefs, and intensive construction on Fiery Cross as well as several other reefs. By Victor Robert Lee  … Continue reading

Thai countdown for foreign migrant workers.

Hundreds of thousands of Cambodian, Laotian and Burmese migrant workers in Thailand have been given until June 30 to obtain new work permits from Thai authorities or face deportation. The Thai government approved… Continue reading

China to build Thai fast track railways.

China agrees on deal to build 867 km of railways in Thailand.  . Thailand and China agreed to build 867 km (542 miles) of dual track railways in the Southeast Asian nation, in… Continue reading

Doubts on Thai junta’s road map to democracy.

A report from the International Crisis Group (ICG) has cast doubt on the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)’s pledge to restore democracy. . “The NCPO’s suspension of civil liberties, media censorship and… Continue reading

Spratly Islands new Chinese military base.

China Has Built a New Base on Top of a Coral Reef. A tropical coral reef has been transformed by the Chinese military into a base that could host a 3,000-meter long airstrip… Continue reading