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Press freedom

Timeline: the story of Myanmar’s imprisoned Reuters journalists

By: Lesly Lotha and Thomas Brent - July 12, 2018

Two journalists working for Reuters news agency were arrested in Myanmar in December last year while investigating the mass murder of ten Rohingya men in a small village in Rakhine State. Their arrests have sparked international condemnation, yet the pair remain behind bars. Here, we chart how the story unfolded

Cambodian election

The hard choice facing Cambodia’s opposition voters

By: Paul Millar and Leng Len - Photography by: Sam Jam - July 12, 2018

With the main opposition party dissolved, the three million people across Cambodia who voted for change in last year’s commune elections find themselves facing a difficult choice: cast a vote for one of the many minor parties fighting over the scraps of anti-government sentiment, or boycott the ballot and risk the wrath of local ruling

Grab expansion

Ride-hailing company Grab announces launch of new ‘superapp’

By: Robin Spiess - July 11, 2018

Just a few short months after announcing its merger with Uber, Southeast Asia’s Grab has launched its latest venture: a brand-new “superapp” dedicated not only to ride hailing, but to providing a singular platform where consumers can access several different localised services

Belt and Road Initiative

Indonesia: work starts on Chinese-funded high-speed railway

By: Robin Spiess - July 10, 2018

Work has begun on Indonesia’s long-anticipated high-speed railroad, a $5 billion project that will – when completed – become the first high-speed rail in Southeast Asia. Funded by loans from Chinese banks and overseen by China Railway Corporation, the 142km rail line is one of dozens of Chinese-funded infrastructure projects being undertaken in the region

Photos of the week

In pictures: dogs, fish pots and a new rail link

July 6, 2018

The desperate story of the 12 young Thai footballers and their coach who are trapped in a cave has been a series of highs and lows. As the world watches and waits hopefully for good news, the complex rescue mission continues