FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Laos is facing mounting international pressure over the disappearance of civil rights worker Sombath Somphone last December. Some have called for the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to intervene, with high level diplomatic efforts underway by the United States and Australia.
Rarely have Beijing and its minions been seen in such a dreadful light. The arrival of mainland Chinese in their droves as developers, financiers, restaurateurs, boiler room operators, gamblers, construction workers and tourists is sorely […]
ASIAWATCH — A memorial to honour Allied troops who died fighting to liberate North Borneo from Japanese occupation towards the end of World War II was unveiled in Sandakan on Sunday. Luke Hunt reports. Listen […]