• AsiaWATCH

    Colonial China

    Updates on Chinese expansion across Asia and beyond: The Meddling Kingdom’s threat to democracy Slowing SE Asian economies will test social cohesion Xinjiang: China’s trail of broken promises A Chinese takeaway in Cambodia  
  • Foreign Correspondence

    Podcast: Philip Bowring

    Long before there were the nation states of Southeast Asia, the region was dominated by a series of ancient empires. This legacy of the region, which lasted centuries and still manifests itself in some ways [...]
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    End Executions

    Malaysia has stepped back from plans to abandon the death penalty. Instead, executions will not be mandatory but up to the discretion of the courts. Read more from Luke Hunt.   Malaysia’s accession to the [...]
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    Thai Elections Updated

    Thais went to the polls on Sunday. Here are the latest updates with the military asserting its power over the legislative system. Published by Voice of America and written by Luke Hunt Thai Military-Backed Party in [...]
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    Podcast: Peter Starr

    Heng Samrin played an outsized and often overlooked role in Cambodia’s history and politics. Arguably one of the twentieth century’s greatest guerrilla commanders, he defected from the Khmer Rouge and fled to Vietnam, where he [...]
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    The Latest

    Stories and Podcasts from Bomborra. PODCAST: Remembering Heng Samrin and Cambodia’s Rebirth. Luke Hunt speaks with veteran journalist Peter Starr about the career of one of the twentieth century’s greatest guerrilla commanders. In another leap backwards, [...]
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    Podcast: Liam Cochrane

    In the summer of 2018, the world was gripped by an unfolding drama when members of a football team were trapped in a cave in Thailand. The incident at the Tham Luang Nang Non cave [...]
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    Cambodia’s Genocide

    PHNOM PENH — Cambodia’s government will host the start of a three-day celebration marking the 20-year anniversary of the end of civil war. The event, beginning Dec. 29, is designed to lay to rest the issue [...]
  • Foreign Correspondence

    Garbage Feeds Thousands

    Homeless and poverty is an increasing issue in affluent Australia. In Melbourne, considered among the world’s most liveable cities, Dumpster Diving through the bins of supermarkets to salvage what’s left is now common. By Morgan [...]
  • Foreign Correspondence

    Hurley Scroggins: 1961-2018

    Hurley Scroggins, journalist and owner of what was the greatest little bar in Phnom Penh, passed away on October 4. Following the closure of Cantina, Michael Hayes, co-founder and former publisher of the Phnom Penh [...]