FILE - Military personnel stand next to a damaged military vehicle where soldiers were attacked by suspected Muslim militants at Muang district in the southern province of Yala, Thailand, Sept. 4, 2015.
US President Obama to meet next week in California with leaders of 10 member states as part of American rebalancing to Asia Pacific region
Some 6 million people could be affected by the dam, including people living not just on the Mekong, but on the Tonle Sap River, as well.
Alexander Feldman, president of the US-ASEAN Business Council, said the San Francisco meeting, sponsored by the US-ASEAN Business Council, is meant to “elevate the dialogue in the United States about the importance of ASEAN.”
With its 626 million people, ASEAN has the second-fastest growing economy in Asia, after China, with an average growth rate of 5.6 percent and a combined GDP of $2.4 trillion.
With the US-Cambodia relationship in the spotlight, VOA Khmer’s Neou Vannarin sat down for a comprehensive discussion on Wednesday with William A. Heidt, the American ambassador in Phnom Penh.
Shawn Crispin, senior Southeast Asia representative at the Committee to Protect Journalists, sat down with VOA Khmer to talk about the outlook for independent reporting in Cambodia.
Civil society groups are calling for Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower dam project to be discussed when Southeast Asian leaders meet with U.S. President Barack Obama next week.
“If we can maintain a neutral stance and balance, we can gain from both sides,” says Chheang Vannarith, a lecturer in Asia-Pacific studies at Leeds University.
Next week begins year of the monkey in China, with millions traveling to spend time with their families and celebrate event with grand fireworks celebrations.
Increased rotations of US troops to Philippines come at time when Manila is trying to build up its military in face of maritime assertiveness from China.
China also aims to boost the livelihood of Cambodians living in remote areas and provide scholarships for Cambodian university students.
High Court rejects challenge to country’s offshore detention policy brought by Bangladeshi detainee; action seen as a setback for opponents of controversial program.
Activists say latest version of charter has several steps to go before military government can call for fresh elections.
The Myanmar elections, which came after decades of military rule in the country, deployed peacekeepers and observers to ensure free and fair elections.
Zika virus had been limited to rare cases in human populations in Africa and Asia until unprecedented outbreak on island in southwestern Pacific in 2007.