Government

Inequality, Discord and Insecurity in Myanmar’s ‘Sacrifice Zone’

Recent reports by Global Witness and AP news highlight severe environmental destruction by unregulated and illegal rare earths extraction (REE) in northeastern Myanmar bordering China. “There is a name for what Myanmar has become: A “sacrifice zone,” or a place that destroys itself for the good of the world. ...

CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY MYANMAR

Thailand rolls out red carpet for wealthy foreign workers with 10-year visa, tax breaks

Thailand, called the “Land of Smiles,” is rolling out the red carpet for foreign workers, joining a bevy of countries looking to use the immigration route to boost their economies. Top professionals, eligible high-net-worth individuals and retirees can start applying online from Thursday to stay for ...

Bloomberg

Việt Nam – Laos friendship, solidarity, cooperation to further thrive: President

Talking to the press on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the nations’ diplomatic relations (September 5, 1962 – 2022), he said with their time-tested relationship, Việt Nam and Laos have many advantages and great potential to increase the scale of cooperation. It requires both ...

VNS

Vietnam asks World Meteorological Organization to remove 'nine-dash line'

Vietnam has asked the World Meteorological Organization to respect its sovereignty in the East Sea by removing China’s infamous “nine-dash line.” The Foreign Affairs Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said at a press meet Thursday that “Vietnam has repeatedly dismissed the so-called nine-dash line as ...

Vu Anh

Civil registration process undergoes e-system testing

The Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) project plans to test the integration of the eCRVS system and the payment of services through the bank. The aim of the project is to improve the registration of vital events, particularly births and deaths, through the establishment of ...

Times Reporters

Laos ordnance disposal money may shrink

The official end of a conflict leaves a country with obvious physical scars, from devastating death tolls to levelled landscapes. But a war’s effect on a country evolves. In Indochina, casualties continue because of unexploded remnants of war. Efforts to remove these weapons have gone on ...

ANTON L. DELGADO

$1.9 billion allocated to building Mekong Delta expressway

The National Assembly on Thursday agreed to spend nearly VNĐ45 trillion (US$1.9 billion) building more than 188 kilometres of highway in the Mekong Delta. On the last day of their third sitting in Hà Nội, legislators passed a resolution to carry out Phase I of the ...

PM acknowledges challenges of the media, encourages them to keep up

Prime Minister Hun Sen acknowledged challenges faced by journalists and media agencies, reaffirmed the government’s support for the sector, and urged continuous capacity building among them. Mr Hun Sen made the point in his open message to during the 29th World Press Freedom Day on May ...

AKP-Lim Nary

Party chief calls for enhanced efforts to elevate Mekong Delta’s prosperity and development

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Nguyễn Phú Trọng has called for joint efforts to drive the growth of Mekong Delta and augment the prosperity and development of the ‘land of the nine dragons’ river.’ He made the remark while chairing the Politburo’s ...

Vietnam Politics & Laws

Fog of stats enshrouds Myanmar’s wars

Myanmar’s multiple internecine conflicts are raging, with few if any signs of respite or resolution. Quantifying “old” and “new” dimensions of the conflict with the recent proliferation of new, anti-coup People’s Defense Forces (PDFs) alongside long-fighting ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) is difficult, if not impossible, ...

DAVID SCOTT MATHIESON

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