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Environmental protection

Closure of the Philippines’ “cesspool” island a chance to correct how tourism functions, says Greenpeace campaigner

By: Thomas Brent - April 13, 2018

One of the Philippines’ busiest tourist hotspots Boracay Island was labelled a “cesspool” by the country’s president Rodrigo Duterte. One month later he announced that the island will close for six months, beginning on 26 April. Vince Cinches, the oceans and political campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast Asia gives his opinion on the matter

 
Dirty power

Dark clouds on the horizon as Myanmar embraces lethal coal power

By: Brennan O'Connor - Photography by: Brennan O'Connor - April 11, 2018

Despite grave warnings over the environmental costs, Myanmar is pushing ahead with a number of coal-fired power plants. The villagers who will suffer the most are fighting back, but the state government is batting away their protests and claiming they must endure pain in the name of progress

 
Religion and gender

Praying for equality: Cambodia’s holy women battling to become female monks

By: Paul Millar - Additional reporting by: Leng Len - Photography by: Sam Jam - April 10, 2018

Cambodia’s pagodas have long been home to men and women who have left their lives behind and dedicated themselves to following the Buddha’s teachings. But unlike monks, the Kingdom’s female devotees enjoy little of the prestige and education granted to their male counterpart