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Medical marijuana

Making green: how weed could push Thailand’s economy to new highs

By: Janelle Retka - December 7, 2018

Last month, Thailand’s cabinet pushed through a draft law that, if passed, will legalise the use of cannabis for medical and research purposes, making it the first country in Asia to cash in on the plant’s burgeoning medical industry. If the law passes, what could this mean for the country’s economy?

 
Worlds AIDS Day

How Indonesia’s fight against HIV and AIDS is undermined by LGBT ‘panic’

By: Tom O'Connell - December 4, 2018

In May 2017, Jakarta cops raided the Atlantis gay gym and sauna, which was also a public health outreach centre, arresting 141 men, some of whom were prosecuted under Indonesia’s pornography law. Since 2016, officials in the Muslim-majority nation have wielded the four-letter “LGBT” as an epithet and warning as anti-gay persecution amped up. Southeast

 
COP24

‘Only a miracle’ can make vital UN climate conference successful

By: Christian Mihatsch - December 3, 2018

In what’s anticipated to be the most pivotal global meeting on climate change since 2015’s Paris Agreement, stakeholder nations across Southeast Asia are watching to see how the decisions by world leaders could affect the region, which is especially vulnerable to climate change because of its extensive coastal exposure

 
Thailand military

What Thailand’s new military chief means for next year’s elections

By: Paul Millar - December 3, 2018

The appointment of General Apirat Kongsompong as head of Thailand’s armed forces signals a profound shift in the factional makeup of the military’s highest echelons – and puts the Kingdom’s army in the hands of a man who has threatened to unleash yet another coup if next year’s long-awaited elections don’t go according to plan

 
Urban art

What it takes to become Cambodia’s next top urban artist

By: Charles Dunst - November 30, 2018

Tomorrow, Phnom Penh’s trendy KBach Gallery will announce the winners from among 50 urban artists competing for gallery contracts and a grand prize of $1,000 at the Factory. Gallery owner Tony Francis spoke with Southeast Asia Globe about Cambodia’s ‘exploding’ urban art scene and his plans to push the city’s contemporary artists globally