By Phannaro Nhem • 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
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By William Thomas Allison • Feb 23, 2021
On this day in 1971, US Army Lieutenant William Calley took the stand, accused of killing 109 unarmed Vietnamese civilians in the hamlet of Mỹ Lai three years prior, and made a bombshell declaration – his commanding officer Captain Ernest Medina had ordered the killings
By Sam Dart • Feb 22, 2021
Prosthetics for amputees are traditionally one-size-fits-all models that allow little, if any, customisation. But Saigon-based social enterprise Vulcan Augmetics is utilising 3D printing technology to create artificial limbs that can be adapted to individual needs
By Kiana Duncan • Feb 19, 2021
Following Myanmar's military coup, observers have pointed to how Covid conditions created an opportune moment for the putsch. But with services interrupted, health professionals marching and mass gatherings in the streets, will the coup exacerbate the pandemic?
Thailand has long been a global gateway for exports of meth, but the coronavirus pandemic's sudden disruption of international transport has seen a surge in cut-price "yaba" tablets in the local market
By Pitcha Dangprasith and Lisa Martin/AFP • Feb 17, 2021
Rapid economic growth over the last ten years has driven steady improvements in Cambodia’s education system, but inequality in terms of resources and training between the Kingdom's urban and rural schools threatens to undermine millions of students' learning
By Stew Post • Feb 16, 2021
A growing number of young street-food vendors are fuelling hopes that a new generation will preserve Singapore's culinary traditions.
By Catherine Lai/AFP • Feb 12, 2021
Few Rohingya are expecting life to improve with the ousting of Aung San Suu Kyi following Myanmar’s military coup. But with the tatmadaw now facing condemnation, rumours are circulating that they may try to win favour with the persecuted ethnic group
By Allegra Mendelson • Feb 12, 2021
As scores of people take to the streets across Myanmar, shared symbols and solidarity are growing in Thailand as the movement is welcomed into the Milk Tea Alliance. A growing presence across the region, how far can this youth-led online activist movement spread?
By Wanpen Pajai • Feb 11, 2021
Despite J&T workers apologising for throwing packages around, the public’s condemning reaction in Malaysia has demonstrated a lack of empathy for low-wage workers in the face of economic hardship, the pandemic and low-wage exploitation
By Huei Ting Cheong • Feb 11, 2021
While high-profile land grabbing disputes involving disempowered communities have made headlines in Cambodia in recent years, the case of Arey Ksat – a village of well-connected and wealthy residents near Phnom Penh – shows few are safe from the practice
By Andrew Haffner • Feb 10, 2021
In an attempt to beautify the capital, back in 2018 Hanoi officials announced a dog meat ban that would be in full effect in the city centre by 2021. But as we enter the new year, the much-maligned meat remains readily available on menus at the heart of Hanoi
By Ashley Lampard • Feb 05, 2021