FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Construction has begun on a massive $3.8 billion dam in Laos that will profoundly effect Southeast Asia’s mighty Mekong river. The Xayaburi hydroelectric dam on the Mekong is being supported by Thailand, who have pledged to purchase a good 95% of the electricity the dam could potentially generate. Faine Greenwood write in UN Dispatch.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — On a 300 hectare expanse in a remote part of central Cambodia, a massive airstrip capable of handling the heaviest of bombers lies abandoned. A Cold War relic, the 1.4 kilometer […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Cambodia argued hard against Thailand’s evidence regarding Phnom Penh’s acceptance of the barbed-wire fence ordered to be put up by the Thai cabinet around Preah Vihear after the 1962 International Court […]
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 […]