Foreign Correspondence

Malaysia to Open its Books

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Burma has won much of the international spot light over the past six months for its attempts to introduce political and economic reform. Just slightly further afield, Malaysia has also instigated […]

Foreign Correspondence

Xayaburi Dam Controversy Flares

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Back in December, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia had scored high praise for reaching an agreement that essentially postponed construction of the Xayaburi Dam while further studies could be undertaken into […]

Foreign Correspondence

Ruak is East Timor’s President

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Former freedom fighter is the new president of Timor-Leste after winning a peaceful run-off election against Francisco Guterres “Lu Olo” of the opposition Fretilin party. His victory appears promising for stability within the […]

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Foreign Correspondence

Refugees in Peril

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — African immigrants stuck in a disabled boat signal for aid in a busy Mediterranean shipping channel. Western warships enforcing NATO’s than-arms embargo against Libya pass by the disabled vessel, but none […]