‘A true man of the people’: Revisiting the murder of Dr. Kem Ley
This Friday marks the fourth anniversary of the murder of Cambodian political commentator Kem Ley at a Phnom Penh convenience store. We spoke with some of those who best knew him and his work to learn more about the man behind the big reputation.
Singapore’s political climate shifts as pandemic sends election online
Globe reporter Ying Shan Lee investigated the electoral climate of Singapore as the city-state geared up for today’s General Election. The hyper-online environment she found could have interesting results at the polls — hit the link to learn more.
Diving back in: the Tham Luang cave rescue two years on
Two years ago, reporter Alexi Demetriadi was glued to the coverage of the Tham Luang cave rescue of 12 trapped youth soccer players and their coach. This week, he spoke to the divers who ventured into the depths of the cave to hear the full, harrowing story directly from those who lived it. Not an article to miss.
Dirty cash: The struggle to eradicate money laundering from Cambodia
Another piece from Alexi this week but on a very different subject. This deep-dive into the ongoing campaign to eliminate Cambodian money laundering includes reporting from the forefront of the struggle, including a look at the scale of the money flowing to various corners of the globe.
Why Indonesian workers should be concerned about the Omnibus Bill
At more than 1,000 pages long, Indonesia’s impending Omnibus Bill isn’t just literally big — it’s also primed to have wide-reaching effects on the nation’s economy and the workers who drive it. Dominique Virgil and Rahma Safira, researchers at rights group Amnesty International Indonesia, wrote in to tell us why workers should take note.
Meals on wheels: Pandemic highlights vital role of Bangkok’s food trucks
Pum puang trucks used to provide a low-cost, mobile grocery option for Thais but fell out of favour with the rise of modern supermarkets. Now, Covid-19 is proving the concept in a big way.
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO… Cambodia’s Funcinpec Party
The royalist Funcinpec Party once seemed poised to rule in Cambodia’s young, post-Khmer-Rouge democracy. Now, that dream seems hopelessly antiquated. Whatever happened to Funcinpec? [From our 2017 archive]
In Thailand, single-seat parties make their bid to get a place at the top table
With places at the table up for grabs, Thailand’s smaller parties are aiming for seats. Here’s what that looks like.
Survive and prosper: Huawei’s quest for self-reliance
Our latest partner piece with Pacific Forum. Huawei is exploring new territory in Taiwan. What does that mean for the Chinese tech giant’s next act?