Michael Sullivan

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Coronavirus Cases Across Asia Are Again On The Rise

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.


Vietnamese Officials Thought They Had Coronavirus Under Control

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.


Former Malaysian Prime Minister Found Guilty Of Looting Sovereign Fund

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.


Pompeo Calls China Out Over South China Sea Claims

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.


Indonesia Stumbles As Coronavirus Cases Surge

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.


With Ban On Foreigners, Thailand Hopes Locals Will Visit Tourist Spots

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.


Countries Balance Needed Tourism With Coronavirus Concerns

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.


Leaders Want Internet Ban Lifted In Rohingya Area As COVID-19 Misinformation Spreads

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.


Thailand To Reopen After Recording No New Coronavirus Cases In Nearly A Month

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.


Rohingya Refugee Camps Recorded First COVID-19 Death

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.


Vietnam Considers Lung Transplant To Save British COVID-19 Patient

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.


COVID-19 Has Arrived In Rohingya Refugee Camps And Aid Workers Fear The Worst

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.


COVID-19 Pandemic Further Alienates Muslim Minority Rohingya

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.


Vietnam Lifts Quarantine Restrictions As No Deaths Are Reported

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.


Fearing Infection, Some In Indonesia Refuse Nearby Burial Of COVID-19 Victims

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.


U.N. Envoy Brings New Allegations Of War Crimes Against Myanmar

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.


China Makes More Moves In South China Sea To Defend Territorial Claims

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?


Singapore Sees Surge In COVID-19 Cases, Now Has Highest Number In Southeast Asia

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.


In Vietnam, There Have Been Fewer Than 300 COVID-19 Cases And No Deaths. Here's Why

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.


In Thailand, Growing Concern For Elephants As Coronavirus Pummels Tourism

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.