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Ceasing fire: Thai sugar farmers struggle to change polluting ways

Thailand is one of the world’s largest sugar producer, turning out about 10 million tons of the sweet stuff each year. But the traditional method of harvesting it is being criticized for polluting the environment. The government wants the industry to modernize, but some farmers ...

Tammarin Dejsupa

Ridding the Mekong of Plastic Poison

Plastic waste in the world’s oceans is raising international alarm. Recent research shows that 90 % of the plastic that ends up in the oceans is delivered by just 10 river systems. The Mekong River that winds through Southeast Asia is one of them. The ...

Exclusive Interview: Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has rebuffed international calls to have her Nobel Peace Prize revoked over her failure to stop human rights abuses on the Rohingya minority. NHK spoke to her in an exclusive interview in Tokyo on October 6th. Keep reading ...

Record drug haul in Malaysia

Customs officials in Malaysia have seized a record amount of crystal methamphetamine, worth 18 million dollars. It was concealed in a shipment from Myanmar. [] The UN Office on Drugs and Crime recently warned that the production of methamphetamine has reached an alarming level in the ...

China, Mekong nations agree on over 100 projects

Leaders of China and Southeast Asian nations along the Mekong River have agreed to proceed with more than 100 projects that receive financial support from Beijing. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang joined leaders from Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh on ...

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