FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Observers following the planned construction of the Xayaburi dam in Laos didn’t have to wait long for a decision. The government has again said it won’t proceed on the dam before gaining approval from the international community, and in particular the downstream countries. Read more in The Diplomat, form Luke Hunt.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — In recent decades the ubiquitous NGO has taken up the banner for charities and worthy causes. From the environment and human rights to health, education and animal welfare, nongovernment organizations have […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — News about the construction of an alleged “resettlement” site in Karen State and claims that a dozen other sites have been earmarked for refugees on the Thai-Myanmar border have led to […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The World Heritage committee finalized its annual meeting in Phnom Penh last week, adding 19 sites to its growing list of global wonders. Still, the meeting ended as it started – with its […]