Southeast Asia Globe

Thailand attempts to revive weakening economy

Thailand’s government plans to allocate an additional $5.3 billion this fiscal year to investment projects in provincial areas, in what appears to be a major effort to appeal to the rural population and kickstart economic growth after several years of stagnation. High household debt, dropping ...

Thailand forever altered as King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies

After seven decades, the longest-serving monarch in the world has died. Southeast Asia Globe looks back at King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s reign. Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the longest-reigning monarch in the world and the ninth ruler in the unbroken Chakri dynasty, is dead. A reign that ...

Chinese president to touch down in Cambodia as nations consolidate ties

Cambodia is edging increasingly close to China, as the superpower lavishes aid on the ASEAN nation that has proved a robust ally in the South China Sea dispute. Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in Cambodia tomorrow for a two-day official visit, consolidating a far-reaching relationship ...

Cambodia’s solar sector set for bright future

The Kingdom’s ability to produce renewable energy boosted with $30m funding from Climate Investments Funds. With almost half the population of Cambodia without access to electricity, the announcement today of $30m in funding for renewable energy projects should come as welcome news. The $8.1-billion Climate Investments Funds, ...

State of press freedom remains dire across much of region

An annual assessment of press freedom in 180 countries released by campaign group Reporters Without Borders reveals a mixed bag of progress and decline in the region. According to the Reporters Without Borders report, bloggers and citizen journalists in Vietnam are “the permanent targets of extremely ...

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