Michael Sullivan

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Hanoi brings back neighborhood loudspeakers

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The government in Vietnam's capital Hanoi is bringing back archaic neighborhood loudspeakers to deliver information to the people. Few of them seem to want it.


Myanmar authorities detain the U.K.'s former ambassador to the country

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Vickie Bowman and her husband were detained for sending information to an activist group and others opposed to military rule, a senior military official said.


Jailed arms dealer Bout, 'the Merchant of Death,' may be swapped for 2 Americans

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer imprisoned in Illinois, could be key to securing the freedom of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, two Americans who are being held in Russia.


Myanmar carries out its first executions in decades, including democracy activists

Monday, July 25, 2022

Myanmar's military government has executed four people it accused of carrying out acts of terror. They're the first official executions in the Southeast Asia nation in decades.


Cambodian court sentences American lawyer amid crackdown on dissent

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Cambodian American lawyer Theary Seng and dozens of others were convicted of treason last Tuesday, as Prime Minister Hun Sen continues to crackdown on dissent.


Biden welcomes leaders of Southeast Asian nations for special ASEAN summit

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

This week's summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations provides the latest opportunity for the Biden administration to push for isolating Russia internationally over the war in Ukraine.


Myanmar court sentences Aung San Suu Kyi to 5 years in prison for corruption

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The verdict was not unexpected. She is already serving a six-year term after being sentenced last year by a military-run court for violating COVID restrictions and illegally importing walkie-talkies.


In Thailand, the pandemic helped a famous beach recover from an onslaught of tourists

Saturday, March 19, 2022

The Leonardo DiCaprio film The Beach helped put Maya Bay on the "must see" list of every visitor to Thailand. But that proved too much for its delicate ecosystem. The pandemic helped change that.


1 year since Myanmar's coup, the military has been unable to stamp out the resistance

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

It's been a year since a coup threw Myanmar into chaos amid war crimes accusations against the military. Neither the military nor an increasingly organized resistance are showing signs of compromise.


As Khmer Rouge tribunal winds down, Cambodian experts see 'small measure of justice'

Sunday, January 30, 2022

The Khmer Rouge killed as many as 2 million Cambodians in the 70s. Decades later, a tribunal was set up to help find justice. 15 years later, it's ending having found just three people guilty.


Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh dies at 95

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Thich Nhat Hanh, a Zen Buddhist monk who was known worldwide as a pioneer of mindfulness, has died at the age of 95.


In Myanmar, military leaders will meet with visiting Cambodian prime minister

Friday, January 07, 2022

Cambodia's Hun Sen is in Myanmar, the first foreign leader to go there since last year's coup. Some hope the much criticized trip can persuade the junta to end the violence there.


Myanmar's military is blamed for a Christmas Eve massacre

Monday, December 27, 2021

The attack in the east of the country left at least 35 people dead — as resistance to the military's Feb. 1 coup grows. The military has not responded directly to the allegations about the massacre.


Vietnam sentences dissidents to prison for spreading anti-state propaganda

Friday, December 24, 2021

Four prominent Vietnamese dissidents have been given harsh prison terms for speaking out against the government. Activists say it's part of an escalating crackdown on dissent.


A water diversion project that China is funding in Thailand is raising eyebrows

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Plans for a new water diversion project in Thailand are alarming environmentalists. And a Chinese state-owned firm offered to finance it, raising flags with those who fear China's growing influence.


Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on his first visit to Southeast Asia

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Blinken reiterated the U.S. commitment to a "free and open Indo-Pacific" and pledged to strengthen relationships with partners in the region. His remarks came in Indonesia, the first stop on the trip.


A court in Myanmar sentences ousted leader Suu Kyi to 4 years

Monday, December 06, 2021

Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to four years in prison after a court found her guilty of incitement and violating coronavirus restrictions.


A court in Myanmar postpones its verdict for ousted leader Suu Kyi

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

In military controlled Myanmar, a court has postponed a verdict in Aung San Suu Kyi's incitement trial. The elected leader was detained by the military when it seized power on Feb 1.


Myanmar has released a U.S. journalist it has held since May

Monday, November 15, 2021

Danny Fenster was sentenced last week to 11 years in jail. The announcement of his release came from ex-U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson, who had gone to Myanmar to negotiate his release.


Myanmar court sentences American journalist Danny Fenster to 11 years in prison

Friday, November 12, 2021

U.S. journalist Danny Fenster was sentenced to 11 years in prison in Myanmar. He was found guilty of incitement and two other charges.