AsiaWATCH

This Week

Stories and Podcasts from Bomborra this week. PODCAST: Remembering Heng Samrin and Cambodia’s Rebirth. Luke Hunt speaks with veteran journalist Peter Starr about the career of one of the twentieth century’s greatest guerrilla commanders. In another […]

Foreign Correspondence

Vietnam Deploys ‘Old Ladies’

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Vietnamese authorities seeking to stop a well-known democracy activist from meeting an American diplomat last weekend deployed an unusual weapon — a group of elderly ladies. The women blocked the road […]

Foreign Correspondence

Southeast Asia’s Missing Activists

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Thai human rights lawyer Somchai Neelapaijit went missing on March 12, 2004. Filipino activist Jonas Burgos was last seen on April 28, 2007. Lao development economist and educator Sombath Somphone disappeared on December 15, 2012. The search […]