Damming of the Mekong: Thai Villagers Lament a River in Crisis

NONG KHAI, THAILAND – The Mekong is one of the world’s great rivers – a 5,000-kilometer waterway which threads from China through Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. However, dams have subverted the ecosystem, bringing drought in monsoon season and high water when it should be dry. That has forever changed the lives of those dependent […]

Min Aung Hlaing to attend ASEAN summit

Myanmar military junta leader Gen Min Aung Hlaing will attend the ASEAN summit scheduled to be held in Jakarta on April 24, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Tanee Sangrat has confirmed. Tanee said several of the ASEAN leaders have also confirmed their participation at the summit. The spokesman provided no other details of the meeting which will […]

Myanmar unity government says it must be part of any ASEAN bid to end crisis

Myanmar’s neighbours have to negotiate with a newly formed government of national unity if they want to help resolve the turmoil triggered a by a Feb. 1 military coup and they should not recognise the junta, a unity government official said. The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been trying to find a […]