• Jul 23, 2020
As fresh evidence of alleged rights abuses committed against the Uighur in China's Xinjiang province emerges, much of the world has called out Beijing for its treatment of the ethnic minority group. But in Southeast Asia, the silence is once again deafening
Putting people at the heart of the story.
• Jul 23, 2020
As student-led protests blossom on the streets of Bangkok, inside the classroom a younger cohort of high-school activists are becoming increasingly vocal against what they say is the kingdom's strong-handed approach to education
• Jul 22, 2020
The lawyer for 27 Rohingya refugees sentenced to caning for entering Malaysia illegally has said a judge has overturned the decision and slammed it as "inhumane"
• Jul 17, 2020
As cases of Covid-19 fall around Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Indonesia are two countries bucking the trend as they've continued to witness a surge in virus cases in recent weeks and days
Despite its lowly ranking in the press freedom index, Vietnam's newly-opened Press Museum in the capital Hanoi stands as a tribute to the history of journalism in the communist country
By Agence France-Presse • Jul 17, 2020
Ho Chi Minh today is a sprawling megacity home to over 21 million people across its metropolitan area. But back in 1867, it was still a small and serene town sitting on the banks of the Saigon river, as these archive photos show
By Saigoneer • Jul 15, 2020
It has been three years since Susanna Liew last saw her husband Raymond Koh, kidnapped near the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur in 2017. She and their three children have no idea if the Christian pastor is alive or dead, but she won't give up the fight to find him.
By Sam Reeves/Agence France-Presse • Jul 13, 2020
As the economy of tourist-reliant Bali struggles through the pandemic, food security is increasingly on the minds of the Indonesian island's residents. With uncertainty lying ahead, many people are having to rethink their long-term approach to feeding themselves
By Elizabeth Sinclair • Jul 13, 2020
Four years since the passing of Cambodian political commentator and advocate Dr Kem Ley, his murder remains a highly sensitive political issue in the Kingdom. Why does his legacy continue to hold such significance in Cambodian discourse today?
By Andrew Haffner • Jul 10, 2020
In July 2018, the world's attention was gripped by the plight of 12 plucky young boys and their football coach trapped in a cave in Thailand. Two years on, the rescue team that saved the 'Wild Boars' recount the events of that day
By Alexi Demetriadi • Jul 10, 2020
With Indonesia's controversial and sweeping pro-investment Omnibus Bill set to be passed this year, researchers at Amnesty International Indonesia explain why workers should be concerned about the legislation's finer details
By Dominique Virgil and Rahma Safira • Jul 09, 2020
The Cambodian tourist town of Siem Reap banned the dog meat trade on July 7, a victory for animal rights campaigners who describe the area as the "lynchpin" of an industry that slaughters millions of creatures each year
By Agence France-Presse • Jul 08, 2020