• China-South Korea competition grows in Vietnam
  • TAIPEI, TAIWAN — A Vietnamese delegation’s visit to China last week has underscored increasingly close economic ties between the territorial rivals, which analysts say is posing a challenge to the dominance of South Korean investment in Vietnam. Vietnam’s National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue led the high-level ...

  • Ousted Myanmar leader Suu Kyi moved from prison to house arrest
  • BANGKOK —  Myanmar’s jailed former leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved from prison to house arrest as a health measure due to a heat wave, the military government said. On Wednesday it also granted amnesty for over 3,000 prisoners to mark this week’s ...

  • Where Have All the Mekong River’s Fish Gone?
  • The Mekong was once a river teeming with fish, providing food security for millions of poor farmers as well urban centers. These days, that river of abundance has disappeared, replaced by forlorn fishers who say they’re lucky if they can secure a catch at all, ...

  • One-fifth of Mekong river fish species face extinction, report says
  • BANGKOK, March 4 (Reuters) – Unsustainable development threatens the health and diverse fish populations of the Mekong river, with one-fifth of fish species in Southeast Asia’s main artery facing extinction, a report by conservation groups said on Monday.   The Mekong, stretching nearly 5,000 km (3,000 miles) ...

  • JOB OPPORTUNITY: TOR of Mangrove Conservation Assistant
  • TERMS OF REFERENCE Mangrove Conservation Assistant         Assignment: Mangrove Conservation Assistant Location: Southern Thailand, with possible regional travel Contract Type: Full-time, on site. Reports to: Foundation Director Duration: 2 years (contingent on performance and funding continuation) Start: Immediately Deadline: 2 March 2024 or Until filled Position: This position is open to Thai nationals and those eligible to work in Thailand OVERVIEW The Knowledge for ...

  • JOB OPPORTUNITY: OD Myanmar Coordinator
  • Open Development Initiative is looking to hire a local Myanmar Coordinator to help manage our OD Myanmar activities. This position will provide program support and technical assistance to the Director and work alongside the lead partner Landesa, their local team and the national Open Development Myanmar platform. To explore the ...

  • DRAPAC Series: Critical Perspectives on AI Adoption and Governance
  • Date and Time: September 22, 3PM Bangkok time (UTC+7) Room: Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 874 9655 9902 Passcode: 937851 Description: We are witnessing the beginnings of the innovation cycle of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the beginnings of the AI for development hype cycle. The transformer model is considered by experts as a leap ...

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