Michael Sullivan appears in the following:
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Parts of Asia that seemed to have COVID-19 under control have witnessed fresh outbreaks. China, Japan and Vietnam, which had few or no cases in the past month or so, are seeing a resurgence.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Vietnam had been a success story in beating the coronavirus: zero deaths and only 430 confirmed cases. But a new cluster has changed things. The prime minister warns every province is under threat.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Najib Razak was found guilty in the first of multiple trials related to the siphoning of billions of dollars from the country's 1MDB sovereign wealth fund.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called out Beijing over China claiming most of the South China Sea and says the U.S. will stand by Southeast Asian nations with competing claims.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
The archipelago nation has been hit by the virus far more than any other country in Southeast Asia. Epidemiologists cite government failures.
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Thailand is very heavily dependent on tourism. The coronavirus has hit the industry hard. In Southeast Asia, there are fears tourism might never fully recover.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Nations that are heavily dependent on tourism are trying to walk a fine line between the need to reopen their beaches and resorts and the risk of importing more cases of the coronavirus.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Advocates are urging Myanmar to lift internet restrictions in the war torn Rakhine state, where the world's longest internet shutdown has more than a million people amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Monday, June 22, 2020
Thailand was the first country outside of China to record a coronavirus case. Now, it is set to reopen after having slightly over 3,100 cases and recording no new infections in nearly a month.
Friday, June 19, 2020
COVID-19 has now reached refugee camps in Bangladesh where a million Rohingya Muslims are packed into makeshift camps after fleeing a violent crackdown in Myanmar. Aid workers fear the worst.
Friday, May 15, 2020
A 43-year-old pilot for Vietnam Airlines, whose name has not been released, was infected in mid-March after visiting a bar. He is in a Ho Chi Minh City hospital on life-support systems.
Friday, May 15, 2020
Crowded, unsanitary conditions in the camps — located across the border from Myanmar in Bangladesh — threaten a rapid escalation of infections among the 1 million refugees living there.
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Boats full of Muslim minority Rohingya refugees are being pushed back by Malaysia, in part, the government says, over fears of the coronavirus virus.
Friday, May 01, 2020
Vietnam reports only 270 confirmed COVID-19 cases and zero deaths. The country started lifting strict quarantine measures this week to ease the extreme economic hardship it is facing.
Friday, May 01, 2020
In Jakarta, special police units have guarded burial processions for COVID-19 victims, after protesters blocked streets to prevent the dead from being transported to cemeteries.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
The outgoing U.N. monitor for human rights says Myanmar's military has attacked civilians in Rakhine and Chin states, including children. Myanmar is also accused of genocide against Rohingya Muslims.
Friday, April 24, 2020
In the past few months, China has been asserting its sovereignty in the South China Sea through small incidents. Is China taking advantage of a world distracted by COVID-19 to advance its interests?
Monday, April 20, 2020
Singapore reported 1,426 new cases on Monday and now has the highest number of reported cases in Southeast Asia. Most of those recently infected are foreign workers staying in cramped dormitories.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
With nearly 100 million people, Vietnam has 268 confirmed cases. Experts say experience with prior pandemics and aggressive social distancing have helped, as has the muscle of an authoritarian state.
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Thailand has nearly 3,800 domesticated elephants, most kept in camps. There are fears that many will suffer during what is expected to be a time of prolonged severe economic hardship.