Thailand's crown prince becomes country's new king

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, 64, became Thailand's new king on December 1 after he accepted an invitation from parliament to succeed his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in October. King Bhumibol, 88, was widely loved and regarded as a pillar ...

China is stepping up its global power play

With US president-elect Donald Trump threatening to build a wall on the Mexican border and force Asian allies to increase defence spending, Beijing is busy luring countries across the eastern hemisphere into its orbit. President Xi Jinping, who is consolidating ...

Adolescents with HIV struggle with drug regimens, stigma

Young people with HIV are facing unique challenges, according to a recent report from Doctors Without Borders Myanmar released ahead of World AIDS Day on December 1. Adolescents with HIV aged 10 to 19 are three times more likely to experience ...

Tea touted as solution to budgetary woes

As the government has found itself without enough cash to complete development projects scheduled in the current fiscal year, one cabinet member has aired an unusual proposal for financing the shortfall: tea money. Speaking in parliament on December 1, the ...

Minimum wage law still not cutting it for garment workers: report

A New report on the state of the garment industry from Progressive Voice found that last year’s minimum wage law is causing negative workplace impacts for a majority of labourers and, for many, is still not resulting in a living ...

Rice exports tipped to beat state target

Rice shipments out of Thailand are expected to fare better than the government's target of 10 million tonnes because of price competitiveness and recovering exports of hom mali fragrant rice, shippers say. Even so, that amount would be insufficient to ...

EITI calls for structured open data disclosures from government, industry

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The Extractive Industries Transparency Iniative has proposed that its data disclosure model be used as a leveraging tool for institutional embrace of structured open data disclosures in the state and private sectors of developing countries. 

Mr Djibi Sow, Senior Adviser to ...

Lao PDR is to undertake MRC’s prior consultation on its new hydropower development plan in Pak Beng

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The Lao government has notified the Mekong River Commission (MRC) that it will seek the the MRC's prior consultation on the Pak Beng hydropower project in Oudomxay province. See the full release below, and at the MRC's website

AIPP seeks section head

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The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is seeking indigenous applicants for a newly open position for a section head of their regional secretariat in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is a regional organisation founded in 1988 by ...

IDI launches 'accountability hub' for land, housing and resource rights

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Inclusive Development International has launched an online accountability hub to provide resources for advocates to conduct investigative research in support of communities whose rights and resources are threatened by investment projects. 

Visit 'Following the money to justice' ...

Regional guidelines on public participation in environmental impact asessment

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Mekong Partnership for the Environment (MPE)'s Regional Technical Working Group (RTWG) on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) have invited public comment on their draft regional guidelines for public participation in EIA. See an introduction to the guidelines below and access the

ODM to present at IODC16 in Madrid

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Come learn about how Open Development Mekong is leveraging regional partnerships, and analysing open environmental data to generate insight into environmental and development issues in the Lower Mekong basin.

The ODM team will be participating in two sessions at the 4th International Open ...

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