Ahead of this month’s Rio+20 Summit, key indicators reveal Southeast Asia’s extreme vulnerability to the elements
OPINION: Young blood is needed to rejuvenate Cambodia’s increasingly cranky political arena
$4.2 billion: The amount the World Bank will provide in soft loans to Vietnam during the 2012-2016 period in the largest assistance package ever offered to the country by the bank. The Country Partnership Strategy signed by the Bank and Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment will support reforms and investments to facilitate Vietnam’s transition
Southeast Asian criminals are shattering the integrity of the world’s most popular sport, and making billions of dollars, by fixing football matches at every level of the game
90: The percentage of surveyed Cambodian households that reported crop damage to wet season rice due to the 2011 floods. Thirty percent reported damage so extensive they were not able to harvest any rice. For those who managed a wet season rice harvest, yield was less than half the average. A survey last month revealed
OPINION: King Father Norodom Sihanouk dies in Beijing on October 15, a fortnight before he would have celebrated his 90th birthday. Dr Markus Karbaum takes a look back at the turbulent life of Cambodia’s greatest patriot
Rapidly maturing Hollywood pretty boy Brad Pitt responds to the question of whether it was still possible for stars to command salaries of more than $10m per movie.
An administrator at Wikipedia responds to Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth, who was told he was not a credible enough source to correct a mistake in the website’s entry about his book The Human Stain.
Maita Gonzaga, a senior official at the President Commission on Good Government, discusses plans to put on public display jewels seized 26 years ago from former first lady Imelda Marcos. The government plans to auction them off after they have been on display. The widow of Philippines leader Ferdinand Marcos, Imelda amassed a huge collection
– Dau Xuan Tuong, deputy administrator at the Vietnam Association of Agent Orange Victims, says 22 Agent Orange victims have seen marked improvement to their quality of life after undergoing a month-long ìdetoxificationî treatment developed by the Church of Scientology, which includes sauna sessions and vitamins.
The company behind arguably the world’s most celebrated rail journey, the Orient Express from Singapore to Bangkok, is searching out a new frontier in Myanmar. A new cruise route up the Irrawaddy River is set to open in July 2013, on a locally built cruiser named Orcaella after the famed dolphins that call the Irrawaddy
In a changing censorship climate, Myanmar’s artists face uncertainty