Michael Sullivan

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Cher Aims To Get Thai Zoo To Release Gorilla After 30 Years

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

After Cher's success freeing an elephant from a Pakistani zoo, she now wants a gorilla kept in a private rooftop zoo in Thailand freed. Activists have been trying to close that zoo for years.


A Cambodian American Lawyer On The Importance Of Resistance

Friday, January 01, 2021

A Cambodian American lawyer has returned to her homeland to join the resistance to strongman Hun Sen. She says the US needs to pay attention to a country where China is the "elephant in the room."


The New Faces Of Political Activism In Thailand

Monday, December 14, 2020

The anti-government protesters there have a new young face — high schoolers who call themselves Bad Students. They're demanding changes to the constitution and curbs on the monarchy.


Bangladesh Begins Moving Displaced Rohingya Muslims To Remote Island

Friday, December 04, 2020

Authorities in Bangladesh have begun relocating thousands of Rohingya refugees to an isolated island despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process.


Thailand's Prime Minister Signals Tougher Measures Against Anti-Government Protests

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Premier Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in a coup six years ago, issued a statement addressing months of unrest, promising to use "all" the country's laws to quash the protests.


Suu Kyi's Party Expected To Win Myanmar Election Amid Minorities' Disenfranchisement

Saturday, November 07, 2020

Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy won in a 2015 landslide and is expected to win again. But with voting denied or canceled in some areas, more than a million voters are disenfranchised.


Aung San Suu Kyi's Party Is Expected To Win Myanmar's Election

Friday, November 06, 2020

The Southeast Asian nation holds a general election this weekend — the second time since the military ceded absolute power in 2011. There's little doubt the National League for Democracy will win.


Drug Cartels Flourish In Southeast Asia Amid The Pandemic

Monday, October 19, 2020

Southeast Asia drug cartels are thriving during the pandemic and increasingly moving their product through a cash-strapped country such as Laos — which some fear could turn into a narco-state.


Protesters In Thailand Turn Out Despite Government Crackdown

Monday, October 19, 2020

Thousands of mainly young Thais were back on the streets of Bangkok on Sunday for a fifth straight day of protests. They are demanding sweeping political change.


Thailand Hopes State Of Emergency Will Limit Protests

Thursday, October 15, 2020

In a pre-dawn announcement, authorities in Thailand declared a strict state of emergency for the capital — a day after student-led protests took aim at the country's monarchy.


Airlines Offering 'Flights To Nowhere' Amid COVID-19 Travel Restrictions

Monday, October 12, 2020

Got that itch to travel? With many international routes still closed, Asian countries with low COVID-19 rates are offering "flights to nowhere" that start and end at the same airport.


In Thailand, A 21-Year-Old Student Dares To Tackle A Taboo Subject

Friday, August 21, 2020

Last week, Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul took the stage at a rally to read a manifesto calling for reform of Thailand's politically powerful monarchy — a move that could land her in jail.


Police Arrest Leaders Of Student-Led Group That Challenges Thailand's Monarchy

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Thai police have arrested leaders of a student-led, pro-democracy movement. The group has been challenging Thailand's government despite strict laws against criticism of the monarchy.


Demands For Democratic Reform Surge In Thailand

Monday, August 17, 2020

Sunday saw the largest anti-government demonstration in Bangkok since a military coup six years ago. Some demonstrators called for reform of the monarchy, the country's most revered institution.


Thai Students Protest Military, Monarchy

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Students in Thailand have been protesting in recent days over the military's involvement in Thai politics.


The Philippines Becomes Coronavirus Hot Spot In Southeast Asia

Monday, August 10, 2020

The Philippines has overtaken Indonesia as the coronavirus hot spot in Southeast Asia — the country has more than 122,000 confirmed cases. Critics say it has no coherent pandemic response plan.


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.