Southeast Asia

'Electronic Heroin' Spawns Chinese Internet Addiction Camps

A Chinese teen receives treatment at an Internet addiction camp in a still from the new documentary "Web Junkie."

27 August 2014
Some Chinese teenagers are so addicted to online games that they wear diapers to avoid bathroom breaks. More
August 2014
25 August 2014

Thailand Army Chief Now Prime Minister

General Prayuth Chan-ocha says he will step down as army chief next month and plans to remain prime minister until new elections are held next year.

New Rise in HIV/AIDS Cases Among Young in Thailand

Infections are rising, especially among young people involved in the sex trade, injecting drugs and young men having unprotected sex with men.

23 August 2014

Amid Food Safety Scares, China Retailer Offers Insurance for Baby Milk

Insurance policy says if a brand of milk powder is recalled, customers who bought cans from a Redbaby store or website will be reimbursed.

Surrogacy Hub Thailand to Restrict ‘Rent a Womb’ Services

The leader of the military junta governing Thailand said negative publicity about surrogacy babies has led to the country being portrayed in a bad light.

Video Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads in SE Asia

Parasite adapts resistance to treatment in Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.

21 August 2014

Asean Integration Could Mean Lots of Growth, Report Says

The country’s GDP could rise by 19.9 percent by 2025, according to the report, published by the International Labor Organization and the Asian Development Bank.

20 August 2014

China Targets Corrupt Officials With Overseas Assets

Issue is not new, but it has become more public after senior politicians targeted in graft investigations were caught hiding wealth abroad.

19 August 2014

Australian Politician Slams 'Chinese Mongrels'

Clive Palmer's Mineralogy company is involved in a legal dispute with Chinese state-owned CITIC Pacific Mining.

18 August 2014

8 Tourists, 5 Crew Rescued After Indonesia Boat Sinks

Two tourists still missing after vessel capsized early Saturday after striking a reef during a trip between Lombok and Komodo Islands.

15 August 2014

As India Grapples with Sexual Violence, Modi Urges Society to Raise Sons Better

PM Modi announced an initiative to improve access to financial services for Indians who lack a bank account.

Pope Delivers Mass for South Korean Youth

Before the mass, Pope Francis met with families of victims and some survivors of the Sewol ferry disaster.

14 August 2014

China-US Tensions Heat Up Over Disputed Sea

Washington accuses Beijing of fomenting instability in Asia through its aggressive actions, proposes voluntary freeze on provocations in the region.

12 August 2014

China Unveils Rare Panda Triplets

The zoo said it does not expect to publicly display the panda triplets for another four to five months.

US Says China, Not Washington, Responsible for South China Sea Tensions

The United States has accused China of asserting itself militarily in territorial disputes with Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

11 August 2014

US to Monitor South China Sea

Announcement comes as Secretary of State John Kerry discusses regional security with Australian counterpart Julie Bishop.

09 August 2014

Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Released From Prison

Gao Zhisheng has been released from prison after 3 years, but appears to be under close supervision by authorities, rights activists say.

Nagasaki Marks 69th Anniversary of Atomic Bombing

Mayor asks PM Abe to listen to people and retain Japan’s pacifist stance.

Free Language School in Vietnam Teaches Generosity

English-Japanese center started by street vender, brother aids impoverished students.

05 August 2014

Multimedia Thailand Makes Efforts to Improve Conditions for Migrant Laborers

In Thailand, its not uncommon for parents to bring their children to work; one company, in-collaboration with other organizations, address safety concerns.

Philippines Seeks Pause in S. China Sea Development Activities

Manila's triple action plan aims to 'address the provocative and destabilizing activities in the region'.

Video Vietnamese Staging Chinese Product Boycott After Oil Rig Spat

China recently pulled an oil rig from an area of the disputed South China Sea that Vietnam also claims. Despite the action, the incident has had a lingering effect on consumers in Vietnam. VOA's Reasey Poch reports from Hanoi on an effort to boycott Chinese products.

04 August 2014

Photogallery Rains Hamper Quake Rescue Efforts in Southern China

More than 1,800 people were injured in 6.1 magnitude quake; rescue workers are searching for many people still missing.

02 August 2014

Video Thailand Makes Efforts to Improve Conditions for Migrant Laborers

In Thailand, its not uncommon for parents to bring their children to work; one company, in-collaboration with other organizations, address safety concerns.

China-Backed Railway Expansion Stalls In Myanmar

Three-year memorandum of understanding expired last month, leaving the railway network's future in doubt.

Asia on Alert for Ebola Outbreak

West Africa outbreak prompting authorities as far away as Asia to take preventive measures, although scientists say global spread of disease is unlikely.

01 August 2014

Video Banteay Chhmar Restoration Project Underway

Cambodia's «Second Angkor Wat» at Banteay Chhmar is slowing returning to life after eight centuries of isolated slumber. A British archaeologist has put together a team if workers and experts who are rebuilding the ancient temples stone by stone. (AP, Phnom Penh)

Thai Military Approves $23 Billion for Express Rail Links

Government pushes economic reforms; critic says political stability more urgent.

August 2014

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18 August 2014
Hundreds of housing rights protesters and evictees clashed with security forces outside Phnom Penh on Monday, leaving at least nine people with minor injuries. The clash was one of the first since major violence over Freedom Park in the capital in July. Protesters gathered outside the National Assembly Monday morning, hoping to deliver petitions of grievances, but when no one came out to accept the petitions, they decided to march on the suburban home of Prime Minister Hun Sen, in Kratie province, just outside the capital. There, they clashed with security personnel. VOA's Khmer Suy Heimkhemra reports from Phnom Penh.

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25 August 2014
You can say, "I don't know why, but every time I eat 'prahok' (Cambodian anchovy) I find myself 'dozing off' all the time." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to facebook.com/voakhmer or www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Doze Off (Movie: Hairspray)

You can say, "I don't know why, but every time I eat 'prahok' (Cambodian anchovy) I find myself 'dozing off' all the time." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to facebook.com/voakhmer or youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.
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Video Scratch Someone's Back (Movie: Batman Begins)

You can say, "Yeah sure, I can get you a job at CNN easily. Now, if 'YOU SCRATCH MY BACK, I'LL SCRATCH YOURS'." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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Video Wild Goose Chase (Movie: Inside Man)

You can say, "The policeman was sent on a 'wild goose chase' to find the killer. All the clues that were given to him turned out to be false." What does it mean? Watch here.
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Video Let Bygones Be Bygones (Movie: The Social Network)

You can say, "I know he hurt you, he gave up on you, and that broke your heart. But that's the past, you have to 'let bygones be bygones." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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