By Alexi Demetriadi • Jul 17, 2020
As Covid-19 continues to rage through Indonesia, how will the faltering economy and the reallocation of funds towards virus relief impact the country's grand $33 billion plan to relocate its capital to East Kalimantan?
By EFE-EPA • Jul 16, 2020
Several senior Thai government officials resigned on July 16 in an attempt to 'relieve political pressure'. The resignations from the five paves the way for a political reshuffle amid the country's ongoing economic recovery efforts
By Wanpen Pajai • Jul 10, 2020
The issue of government-affiliated enforced disappearances has taken centre-stage in Thailand once again following the alleged abduction of Wanchalearm Satsaksit last month. Now, a bill is being tabled to finally put an end to this deadly practice
By Agence France-Presse • Jul 06, 2020
Critics of a new anti-terrorism law in the Philippines called on the country's highest court on July 6 to suspend the legislation, arguing it threatens human rights and freedom of speech
With a cabinet reshuffle expected among Thailand's ruling coalition government within the next couple of months, small and single-seat parties are making their pitch for a seat at the top table
By Sek Sophal • Jul 06, 2020
For decades, Vietnam has been a geopolitically significant theatre of competition for the superpowers. Today, leaders in Hanoi must navigate and leverage the competing interests of China, the US and Russia to protect its citizens, national integrity and economy
By Alex Shykov • Jul 01, 2020
With Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte marking four years since his inauguration, we look at the legacy of among the world's most divisive leaders. How is the strongman at once so passionately loathed by his detractors and resoundingly loved by his supporters?
By Wanpen Pajai • Jun 30, 2020
While China is often criticised for the negative influence it wields over Southeast Asian affairs, Japan's role in backing authoritarian regimes and promoting rights abuses in the region remains far less publicised, but arguably no less pernicious
By Alastair McCready • Jun 26, 2020
Southeast Asia continues to explore the potential for nuclear energy to meet its power needs, but with cyber attacks a growing threat globally, some fear Asean isn't prepared to deal with the hostile actors who may seek to bring these systems down
By Jonathan Lim • Jun 24, 2020
Cambodia has enacted a sweeping new legal approach to construction since the deadly Sihanoukville building collapse that killed 28 workers and their family members. But with legislation in hand, has anything changed for the labourers building the Kingdom a year on?
By Andrew Haffner • Jun 22, 2020
With Singapore looking set to hold its general election in July, rights group ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights have said that going to the polls during a pandemic will only worsen an electoral process already skewed in favour of the ruling People's Action Party
By Lee Ying Shan • Jun 18, 2020
The importance of economic, political and security cooperation among ASEAN member states has become increasingly apparent in recent decades. But as the great powers vie for influence in the region, the cracks in this fragile unity are at risk of growing
By Thi Mong Tuyen Tran and Jun Jie Lee • Jun 17, 2020