Vietnam Saves Animals in 35% of Wildlife Crimes Reported, NGO Says

Police in Vietnam showed up at a private home last year to find what they had suspected: a menagerie of illegal pets, from a clouded leopard to flying squirrels. Acting on a tip, the police ended up with a haul of 16 wild animals in total that had made up the resident’s personal zoo. An […]

China Urges Citizens to Shun Australia as Virus Dispute Simmers

BEIJING – China is advising its citizens not to visit Australia, citing racial discrimination and violence against Asians, in what appears to be Beijing’s latest attempt to punish the country for advocating an investigation into the coronavirus pandemic. A notice issued by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism late Friday said there has “been an […]

Myanmar Avoids Helping Rohingya Minority Despite International Court Order, Observers say

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Myanmar has sidelined an international court order to improve conditions for its long-embattled Rohingya minority, despite fears that the Southeast Asian government is trying to commit genocide against the group, observers say. The U.N.’s International Court of Justice in January ordered Myanmar to “take all measures within its power” to prevent any […]

Thailand reports two new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

Thailand on Saturday reported two new coronavirus cases and no new deaths, taking its total confirmed cases to 3,104 infections and 58 deaths since the outbreak began in January,  The two cases are men who returned from Russia and Kuwait and are in quarantine, where most of Thailand’s recent cases have been detected, said Panprapa […]

Thailand’s first infected cabbie recalls his experience of stigmatization

The first Thai taxi driver to be infected with COVID-19 has recalled the stigmatization he experienced and pleaded with members of the public to open their minds and not shun those who have recovered from the disease. The CCSA made the story of Mr. Thongsook Thongrach public. He contracted the contagion from foreign customers during […]

Phuket beaches to reopen on Tuesday

After more than two months’ of closure, all beaches on the island of Phuket will be reopened to the public on Tuesday. Phuket Provincial Governor Pakkapong Thaweepat said the provincial communicable diseases committee met today, to assess the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the province, and agreed to reopen the beaches after having not had a […]