Cambodia’s Interior Minister Sar Kheng has long been hailed by Western diplomats as a more liberal alternative to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s decades-long strongman rule. But with the factional heavyweight growing increasingly strident in his criticism of corruption and incompetence within the ruling party, just what has the former Khmer Rouge cadre done to deserve this reputation?
As Malaysia looks to ratify a UN convention that would see the country commit to the elimination of racial discrimination, critics have rallied to voice their disapproval
Garment workers in Yangon, Myanmar, are calling on the government to protect their labour rights. Authorities are investigating the crash of Indonesia’s Lion Air flight JT-610, and Typhoon Yutu hits Luzon in the Philippines
The Gin House opened in 2016 as a hidden Prohibition-inspired speakeasy in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Co-founder and general manager Vuu Thanh Tan talks about sharing the art of bartending and his love of the juniper-based spirit with his countrymen
With a Michelin star already under their collective belt for Paste Bangkok, chefs Bee Satongun and Jason Bailey are now looking to make their mark in Laos. Their new restaurant Paste at the Apsara, which will soon open in Luang Prabang, is the product of a long-term friendship and a desire to revive the heritage
It was no secret that when the then-92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad became prime minister after an historic election win earlier this year, he planned to give up the position to rival-turned-ally Anwar Ibrahim. But how exactly will that play out?
Timor-Leste, the world’s second-most oil dependent country in the world, is shedding barriers for small business in a bid to boost a flagging economy
The first wave of Rohingya refugee repatriations to Myanmar is expected to begin in mid-November, despite UN concerns
China-based Jinko Solar is the largest solar panel manufacturer in the world. The company is supplying solar panels for the huge Dau Tieng solar plant in Vietnam, and also recently came to an agreement with SchneiTec to build a 60MW solar plant in Cambodia. Southeast Asia Globe speaks to Jinko Solar business development manager Warren
Young designers are taking notes from centuries-old traditions while adding modern European-inspired twists and their own artful touches as they work to put the Kingdom on the fashion map
A recently released song by a Thai rap group that criticises Thailand’s military-led government has gone viral and sparked controversy in the country
On Monday morning, a new Indonesian Lion Air jet carrying almost 200 people crashed off the coast of Java just 13 minutes after take-off. Though local search efforts continue and the plane is yet to be found, Indonesian officials have said it is unlikely there will be any survivors