• Feb 28, 2021
Myanmar security forces shot dead at least six protesters on February 28, in what has been the bloodiest day of action so far from the military in their attempts to smother growing opposition to the coup
Archive: Feb 2021
• Feb 27, 2021
Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations made an emotional plea on February 26 to the international community for the "strongest possible action" against the military junta, as riot police across the country continued to violently crack down on anti-coup protesters.
• Feb 27, 2021
This week we’ve dug into a trove of information that has gone largely unregistered in the mainstream press, as hundreds of gigabytes of information, leaked from government websites in Myanmar, detail the length and breadth of the military’s influence in the country’s economy. We also look at the fight for press freedom in Malaysia, speaking with embattled outlet Malaysiakini about their recent 500,000 ringgit fine for five user comments on their website
• Feb 26, 2021
As high numbers of Cambodian migrant workers repatriate due to Thailand's Covid-hit economy, many are grappling with brokers and fears of detention as they are redirected from well-known Poipet to an obscure, military-controlled crossing in rural Banteay Meanchey
Last week, Malaysian independent news outlet Malaysiakini was fined half-a-million ringgit over user comments left on an article of theirs. Zikri Kamarulzaman, a journalist at the outlet, spoke of the chilling effect the ruling could have on press freedom in the country
By Huei Ting Cheong • Feb 26, 2021
Samanea brings comprehensive logistics and a unique design to Indonesia’s economic capital
By Samanea • Feb 25, 2021
A torrent of misinformation on Facebook has put activists, journalists, politicians, and lawyers across the Philippines at risk as President Rodrigo Duterte's government and military out alleged supporters of a decades-old Maoist insurgency.
By Cecil Morella and Jake Soriano/AFP • Feb 25, 2021
For the indigenous Dayaks on Indonesian Borneo, the Covid-19 pandemic has hit hard in a time when the group is already facing political reforms that threaten to strip them of their land, the building of a new capital city, and widespread environmental degradation
By Klas Lundström • Feb 25, 2021
As the international community deliberates effective sanctions on Myanmar’s military-owned enterprises, a leaked file containing company registrations was made public to little fanfare this week, connecting the military to multiple industries and sectors
By Kiana Duncan • Feb 25, 2021
Myanmar foreign minister Wunna Maung Lwin met with his counterparts from Thailand and Indonesia on February 24 in what was the first known in-person meeting between a senior junta member and foreign governments.
By Agence France-Presse • Feb 24, 2021
Cambodia's traditional education system based around rote learning is failing to prepare the Kingdom's youth for the fast changing world of work. Phannaro Nhem, a maths teacher in Phnom Penh, believes preparing educators to impart soft skills like adaptability is the future of schooling
By Phannaro Nhem • Feb 24, 2021
Malaysian activists made a last-ditch legal bid on Tuesday February 23 to halt the deportation of 1,200 Myanmar detainees, many of whom are members of vulnerable minorities, to their homeland weeks after a coup.
By Agence France-Presse • Feb 23, 2021