Refused to answer questions about the disappearance of Sombath Somphone, an agricultural expert and sustainable development proponent who vanished at a police checkpoint in 2012.
Fifteen dead and 45 injured in yet another incident at one of Myanmar’s jade mines.
Cambodia’s Supreme upheld a low court’s decision to sentence three environmental activists for their anti-sand dredging campaign activities in Koh Kong province.
While the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims continues, a story just as consequential and longer in the making has gone largely unreported.
Scrap piles up right at the entrance gate to the village, and covers all canals, alleys and heaps up at houses. Schools are ‘attacked’ by waste and thick black smoke.
Mekong nations of Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar are lagging others working successfully to bring tiger numbers up.
The issue poses significant challenges for the Southeast Asian state’s future trajectory.
Experts applaud Vietnam’s decision not to license the 1,200 MW Vung Ang II coal-fired thermal power project, saying that this is a ‘necessary caution’.
Climate migrants are further exposing the need for Bangkok planners to come up with better methods to confine urban sprawl, cope with climate change and ensure a better deal for all.
Proposed flows by researchers to green-up dams in the Lower Mekong are seen as infeasible and devastating to fisheries.