Foreign Correspondence

Oi gioi oi!

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — A foreigner rapping about the annoyances and joys of living in Hanoi might not sound like the hit of the year. But add one common Vietnamese expression, and strangely enough you have […]

Foreign Correspondence

Thailand’s Forgotten War

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Security on the main streets of Hat Yai, Thailand, is heavy. Here, soldiers patrol in pairs, checking for the suspicious, chatting with local shopkeepers and hoping for a quiet day. It’s […]

Foreign Correspondence

Malaysia’s Maid Controversy

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — In most countries, access to hired help for around the house would hardly count as a national priority. In Malaysia, however, it’s an issue that Prime Minister Najib Razak needs resolved […]

Foreign Correspondence

Thailand’s Two Faces

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Thailand hit the headlines twice this week. Bangkok won warm praise as host for Burma’s pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and her first visit outside of her country in 24 […]