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Review | Burma’s Voices of Freedom: an exhaustive account of the rise and fall of Aung San Suu Kyi

In Burma’s Voices of Freedom, author Alan Clements uses his perspective as a former Buddhist monk to examine how and why the Nobel peace laureate became a global icon, before the Rohingya crisis tainted her legacy.

In Burma’s Voices of Freedom, author Alan Clements uses his perspective as a former Buddhist monk to examine how and why the Nobel peace laureate became a global icon, before the Rohingya crisis tainted her legacy.

Burma’s Voices of Freedom: an exhaustive account of the rise and fall of Aung San Suu Kyi
5 Aug 2020 - 3:01PM
Review | Fearless feminist travel writer Sanmao finally gets translation for Western audiences

A role model far head of her time, the Beijing-born, Taiwan-raised writer became a beacon for Chinese women of a certain age.

A role model far head of her time, the Beijing-born, Taiwan-raised writer became a beacon for Chinese women of a certain age.

Fearless feminist travel writer Sanmao finally gets translation for Western audiences
14 Nov 2019 - 1:39PM
Are tropical islands in Myanmar Asia’s last untouched paradise?

Lack of infrastructure has protected the Myeik Archipelago in the Andaman Sea from the ravages of tourism, but for how much longer?

Lack of infrastructure has protected the Myeik Archipelago in the Andaman Sea from the ravages of tourism, but for how much longer?

Are tropical islands in Myanmar  Asia’s last untouched paradise?
6 Apr 2018 - 4:18PM
Review | Book review: a gentle cook’s tour of Yunnan by WildChina’s Zhang Mei

The travel company founder takes a culinary tour of the place she grew up in, cooking and eating and collecting recipes, but her book comes most alive when she shares her bittersweet memories

The travel company founder takes a culinary tour of the place she grew up in, cooking and eating and collecting recipes, but her book comes most alive when she shares her bittersweet memories

Book review: a gentle cook’s tour of Yunnan  by WildChina’s Zhang Mei
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Myanmar's once-booming film industry gears up for act two

A recent spate of productions by fearless Myanmese documentary makers has raised hopes of a renaissance in the country's moribund film industry, finds David Eimer.

A recent spate of productions by fearless Myanmese documentary makers has raised hopes of a renaissance in the country's moribund film industry, finds David Eimer.

Myanmar's once-booming film industry gears up for act two
16 Jan 2016 - 8:51PM
Book review: When Clouds Fell From the Sky - Cambodia's terror dissected

Estimates of the number of people who died during the Khmer Rouge's murderous rule in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979 range from 1.7 million to 2.2 million, around a quarter of the population at the time.

Estimates of the number of people who died during the Khmer Rouge's murderous rule in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979 range from 1.7 million to 2.2 million, around a quarter of the population at the time.

Book review: When Clouds Fell From the Sky - Cambodia's terror dissected
9 May 2015 - 10:37PM
Living with the dead: the cemetery shacks of Phnom Penh

Thousands of Cambodia's most destitute have taken up residence in the capital city's cemeteries, turning them into makeshift villages that are breeding grounds for disease and abuse.

Thousands of Cambodia's most destitute have taken up residence in the capital city's cemeteries, turning them into makeshift villages that are breeding grounds for disease and abuse.

Living with the dead: the cemetery shacks of Phnom Penh
7 Feb 2015 - 10:25PM
Thailand's laws being used more often to silence journalists

Thailand's restrictive laws on criminal defamation and computer crimes are increasingly being used to silence both the foreign and local media and human rights activists.

Thailand's restrictive laws on criminal defamation and computer crimes are increasingly being used to silence both the foreign and local media and human rights activists.

Thailand's laws being used more often to silence journalists
2 Feb 2015 - 4:29AM
Book review: The Phantom Lover and Other Thrilling Tales of Thailand - chills for thrills

Asian horror fiction is an expanding, yet still relatively unknown genre. Its rise follows the trend for Southeast Asia noir, and an increasing number of movies that use Bangkok's sultry streets as a backdrop for tales of crime and the supernatural.

Asian horror fiction is an expanding, yet still relatively unknown genre. Its rise follows the trend for Southeast Asia noir, and an increasing number of movies that use Bangkok's sultry streets as a backdrop for tales of crime and the supernatural.

Book review: The Phantom Lover and Other Thrilling Tales of Thailand - chills for thrills
3 Jan 2015 - 9:04PM
Cambodian movie industry's glory days are returning

Nation's cinema is attracting a global audience as young filmmakers give a nuanced voice to its post-Khmer Rouge recovery, writes David Eimer.

Nation's cinema is attracting a global audience as young filmmakers give a nuanced voice to its post-Khmer Rouge recovery, writes David Eimer.

Cambodian movie industry's glory days are returning
10 Dec 2014 - 4:21PM
Book review: Hun Sen's Cambodia by Sebastian Strangio

Cambodia is haunted by its past. Angkor Wat stands as a potent reminder of the past glories of the Khmer empire that dominated much of Southeast Asia between the ninth and 15th centuries, but it is the killing fields scattered around the country, a result of the four years in the 1970s when Pol Pot and the genocidal Khmer Rouge ruled, that are the abiding image of the nation in more recent times.

Cambodia is haunted by its past. Angkor Wat stands as a potent reminder of the past glories of the Khmer empire that dominated much of Southeast Asia between the ninth and 15th centuries, but it is the killing fields scattered around the country, a result of the four years in the 1970s when Pol Pot and the genocidal Khmer Rouge ruled, that are the abiding image of the nation in more recent times.

Book review: Hun Sen's Cambodia by Sebastian Strangio
8 Nov 2014 - 11:11PM
Book depicts Thai monarch as pawn of country's elite

A new book claims Thailand's elite has long manipulated the monarchy for its own gains, leaving ordinary Thais out in the cold, writes David Eimer.

A new book claims Thailand's elite has long manipulated the monarchy for its own gains, leaving ordinary Thais out in the cold, writes David Eimer.

Book depicts Thai monarch as pawn of country's elite
4 Oct 2014 - 11:16PM
Sleeping beauty: lazy ‘Burmese days’ in Mawlamyine

Immortalised by Rudyard Kipling, the Myanmese city of Mawlamyine is waking up to a new day, writes David Eimer. Pictures by Andrew Chant.

Immortalised by Rudyard Kipling, the Myanmese city of Mawlamyine is waking up to a new day, writes David Eimer. Pictures by Andrew Chant.

Sleeping beauty: lazy ‘Burmese days’ in Mawlamyine
16 Mar 2014 - 12:30AM
Vann Molyvann: the unsung hero of Phnom Penh architecture

Little known among his countrymen, the Cambodian architect's imprints on Phnom Penh are nevertheless iconic. His buildings mostly survived the Khmer Rouge but are now at risk from chaotic town planning, corruption and greed, writes David Eimer.

Little known among his countrymen, the Cambodian architect's imprints on Phnom Penh are nevertheless iconic. His buildings mostly survived the Khmer Rouge but are now at risk from chaotic town planning, corruption and greed, writes David Eimer.

Vann Molyvann: the unsung hero of Phnom Penh architecture
8 Feb 2014 - 10:46PM
Thai military caught between rock and hard place as unrest continues

The one constant in Thai politics is the military. While the country's political parties mutate on a regular basis - the ruling Puea Thai party has changed its name three times since it was originally founded in 1998 by Thaksin Shinawatra - it is Thailand's army that has long held the reins of power.

The one constant in Thai politics is the military. While the country's political parties mutate on a regular basis - the ruling Puea Thai party has changed its name three times since it was originally founded in 1998 by Thaksin Shinawatra - it is Thailand's army that has long held the reins of power.

Thai military caught between rock and hard place as unrest continues
18 Jan 2014 - 5:13AM
Thai protest leader Suthep a son of the elite with an axe to grind

Most people faced with potential treason charges would be in hiding or running for their lives. But not Suthep Thaugsuban, the former deputy prime minister turned street protester, who has emerged as the key figure in the political turmoil currently engulfing Thailand.

Most people faced with potential treason charges would be in hiding or running for their lives. But not Suthep Thaugsuban, the former deputy prime minister turned street protester, who has emerged as the key figure in the political turmoil currently engulfing Thailand.

Thai protest leader Suthep a son of the elite with an axe to grind
1 Dec 2013 - 6:23AM
Yingluck Shinawatra, the 'puppet' hanging by a thread in Thailand

Mention the name of Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's prime minister, to any of the hundreds of anti-government protesters occupying Bangkok's Ministry of Finance and a torrent of abuse follows.

Mention the name of Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's prime minister, to any of the hundreds of anti-government protesters occupying Bangkok's Ministry of Finance and a torrent of abuse follows.

Yingluck Shinawatra, the 'puppet' hanging by a thread in Thailand
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Karen refugees in Mae La camp live in fear of forced return to Myanmar

The only home that 15-year-old Kaw Wah has ever known is the Mae La refugee camp in Thailand's Tak province. It sits close to the frontier with Myanmar, but Kaw Wah has not visited the country his parents hail from.

The only home that 15-year-old Kaw Wah has ever known is the Mae La refugee camp in Thailand's Tak province. It sits close to the frontier with Myanmar, but Kaw Wah has not visited the country his parents hail from.

Karen refugees in Mae La camp live in fear of forced return to Myanmar
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Pulling strings
9 Nov 2011 - 12:00AM
A new Orwellian euphemism for stifling online dissent
28 Oct 2011 - 12:00AM
Split decisions
23 Oct 2011 - 12:00AM
TV that's just too real for the comfort of Chinese censors
24 Sep 2011 - 12:00AM
Unlawfully wedded wives
24 Jul 2011 - 12:00AM
Feast and famine in lending is hurting China's economy
4 Jul 2011 - 12:00AM
Plan to push red tourism a non-starter, writer says
2 Jul 2011 - 12:00AM
Generations out of tune
2 Jul 2011 - 12:00AM
Security alliance serves to justify authoritarian rule
14 Jun 2011 - 12:00AM
Calling the shots
24 Apr 2011 - 12:00AM
Farewell my concubine?
14 Apr 2011 - 12:00AM
Splash of cultures
5 Apr 2011 - 12:00AM