FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The European Union has put the case of the prominent development worker Sombath Somphone back on the international agenda, threatening to review foreign aid to Laos after officials there failed to offer a credible explanation for his disappearance 11 months ago.
Issues involving countries as far afield as Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Costa Rica still need resolution By Luke Hunt Closure for Australia and its controversial Pacific Island refugee camps is finally looming with teams of […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar are the poorest, least well-run countries within ASEAN. They are also notoriously publicity-shy. Anything negative that needs to be shared is usually served-up amid a flurry […]
FAR EAST ASIA CORRESPONDENT — After forest fires raged across the island of Sumatra for a week, swaddling Singapore and parts of Malaysia in dense, toxic haze, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on June 24 was […]