Friday, July 31, 2015

Human Rights Watch's Sophie Richardson on Women and Human Rights Published on Jul 24, 2015 Sophie Richardson on the role Asian women play in the promotion and defense of human rights. Far more women are engaged on a variety of issues that they've dealt with through life experience, Richardson says.
RFA Myanmar Service Director Nancy Shwe on Aung San Suu Kyi Published on Jul 24, 2015 Aung San Suu Kyi has long been an iconic leader of the pro-democracy movement in Myanmar. Here, RFA Myanmar Service Director Nancy Shwe describes why Aung San Suu Kyi is a role model for Burmese women today.
Women's Role in Vietnam Published on Jul 24, 2015 Dr. Binh Nguyen describes the inspiration and challenges for female activists in Vietnam, and the insufficient but growing civil society support they receive. Dr. Nguyen is the co-chair of the Non-Violent Movement for Democracy in Vietnam.
Myanmar Court Gives 153 Chinese Life Sentences for Illegal Logging Published on Jul 22, 2015 Myanmar banned timber exports last year, but illicit shipments across the border into China continue.
A Tough Haul for Myanmar’s Gravel Carriers Published on Jul 21, 2015 Gravel is an essential element in Myanmar’s construction boom.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

After Spat With China, Vietnam’s Lychee Farmers Seek New Markets Published on Jul 17, 2015 Beijing and Hanoi faced off in a bitter maritime dispute last year.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Severe Drought Hits Large Swathes of Cambodia Published on Jul 15, 2015 Parts of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand also are experiencing a lack of rain and higher-than-normal temperatures this year.
Farmers in Myanmar Say Paper Mills Pollute Their Rice Paddies Published on Jul 14, 2015 They say their crops and livestock have suffered.
Vietnam Woman Run Over by Bulldozer During Land Protest Published on Jul 13, 2015 Unrest linked to land seizures has become increasingly common as Vietnam pursues market-oriented reforms.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Cambodian Military Helicopter Crash Kills Four Published on Jul 14, 2014 The Cambodian government purchased the Z-9 helicopter from China last November.
‘Courage is not the Absence of Fear’ Published on Jul 9, 2015 In an exclusive interview for RFA, Miss World Canada 2015 Anastasia Lin says she’s concerned that her human rights advocacy has caused problems for her father who lives in China.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Dust Up Over Cambodian Highway Project Villagers say dust from the construction site is unbearable.
Cambodian Forest Activists Protest Illegal Logging Published on Jul 6, 2015 Rampant illegal logging has ravaged Cambodia's forests, and put the livelihoods of thousands of people under threat.
Cambodian Activists Clash With Vietnamese Border Police Published on Jun 2, 2015 The activists are staking their claim to a disputed piece of land.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Water Reveals Two Sides of Myanmar's Economic Boom Published on Jul 2, 2015 After decades of neglect under military rule, Myanmar's entire water system, like much of its infrastructure, is in dire need of modernization.
Myanmar Students, Police Scuffle During Protest Over Military’s Political Role Published on Jun 30, 2015 The confrontation comes days after lawmakers voted down a constitutional amendment aimed at removing the military’s effective veto on legislative reform.
Cambodian Activists Clash with Vietnamese Villagers, Police in Border Published on Jun 29, 2015 A number of conflicts have erupted along the Cambodia-Vietnam border.
Thousands Protest PX Project in Shanghai Published on Jun 25, 2015 China’s growing middle class has become increasingly involved in environmental protection as industry expands and air and water pollution levels worsen.
Tibetans Defy Chinese Restrictions to Celebrate Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday Published on Jun 24, 2015 RFA’s Karma Dorjee says Chinese authorities have warned Tibetans not to mark the politically sensitive event.
After Harrowing Journey, Rohingya Hope for Peaceful Ramadan in Indonesia Published on Jun 19, 2015 The plight of the Rohingya came to the world’s attention last month amid images of desperate refugees drifting in Southeast Asian waters.
Rohingya Migrants Found Adrift in Thai Waters Published on May 14, 2015 The Rohingya Muslims were fleeing Myanmar, where they often face persecution.
Vietnam Rice Boom a Strain on Farmers, Environment Published on Apr 10, 2015 Amid lingering memories of famines and food shortages, official government policy is to ensure ‘food security in all circumstances.’