FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — In the wake of the controversial endorsement this week of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, the wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak defended her country’s insistence on preserving the document’s “public morality” clause, which rights groups have condemned as subjective and discriminatory against women and sexual minorities.
ASIAWATCH — Architects and historians say a conglomerate’s US$1 billion plan to build a gaming centre on Bokor Hill could mean it losing its unique French heritage, Luke Hunt Reports. Hidden in the clouds on […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — It’s on again. Malaysian, Singaporean and Indonesian companies with large plantation interests, along with thousands of small land holders, are burning off and razing forests in Sumatra, throwing enough smoke into […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — For as long as Cambodian rice farmers can remember, their product has had an unsavory reputation. Tough, dirty and unmilled, it was impossible to cook evenly, and even farmers traded it […]