Michael Sullivan

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In Bangkok, Holiday Alcohol Ban Results In Panic Buying — And No Social Distancing

Friday, April 10, 2020

Authorities in Thailand's capital are prohibiting alcohol sales for 11 days in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 during the Thai New Year. Instead, it caused long lines at liquor outlets.


Child Sex Abuse Livestreams Increase During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Online sexual abuse is rising as countries close schools and impose various shutdown measures to contain the new coronavirus pandemic, children's rights advocates in Southeast Asia warn.


In Southeast Asia, Governments Exploit Coronavirus Fears To Tighten Grip

Friday, April 03, 2020

As governments in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar move to mitigate the spread of the virus, they are also enacting measures that stifle journalists and dissent.


Don't Nag Your Husband During Lockdown, Malaysia's Government Advises Women

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

An online campaign recommended business attire and makeup while working at home, and to avoid sarcasm when asking for help with housework. The women of Malaysia were not amused.


Southeast Asian Nations Tighten Restrictions To Help Contain Spread Of Coronavirus

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Tourists are being banned outright after many countries on the continent reported a sharp increase in the number of cases this past week.


Cambodia's Prized Kampot Pepper, Nearly Wiped Out By Khmer Rouge, Makes A Comeback

Saturday, March 14, 2020

"It's like a wine," says a grower. "You can taste it like a wine, and then you can keep the taste in your mouth for a very long time." White peppercorns can cost up to $100 per ounce.


'Houses On The River Will Fall': Cambodia's Sand Mining Threatens Vital Mekong

Thursday, February 27, 2020

A building boom in the Southeast Asian country has pushed up demand for sand in a river that 60 million people rely on.


Indonesia Bans Ex-ISIS Fighters From Returning Home

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Indonesia calls them a national security risk. But that decision has sparked criticism from some, who say most of the refugees are actually the wives and children of former ISIS militia.


Sand Mining In Cambodia And Dams Upstream Threaten Mekong River

Monday, February 17, 2020

There are many ways to kill a river. With Southeast Asia's storied Mekong, China's upriver damming is taking a heavy toll, but downstream neighbors share the blame. The No. 1 threat: sand mining.


Thailand Economy Will Take Hit As Coronavirus Fears Grow

Sunday, January 26, 2020

The coronavirus has spread to Thailand and Southeast Asia. There are at least five cases in Thailand and two in Vietnam.


International Court Rules On Rohingya Genocide Case

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The International Court of Justice in the Hague on Thursday approved emergency measures to protect Myanmar's Muslim minority Rohingya. Gambia has accused Myanmar of genocide against the Rohingya.


Thailand Opposition Party Accused Of Illuminati Link

Monday, January 20, 2020

In Thailand, a popular new political party opposed to the military's continued role in politics faces possible dissolution on Tuesday for its alleged ties to the Illuminati. Yes, that Illuminati.


Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Country Against Accusations Of Genocide

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi defended her country from charges of genocide in a court case bought by Gambia at the International Court of Justice on Wednesday.


Aung San Suu Kyi Defends Myanmar Against Genocide Charges

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Aung San Suu Kyi is defending Myanmar before the International Court of Justice in a complaint of genocide conducted against the minority Muslim Rohingya.


Myanmar's De Facto Leader To Appear At The Hague

Monday, December 09, 2019

Aung San Suu Kyi aims to convince an international court that charges of genocide against the Muslim minority Rohingya are false. About 700,000 refugees fled a brutal crackdown in 2017.


U.S. Protests Thailand's Plan To Ban 3 Pesticides

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Thailand will ban three popular pesticides starting Sunday over public health concerns. Many farmers aren't happy. The U.S. government is urging Thai officials to reconsider.


Southeast Asia's Largest Lake Is Under Threat And So Is The Greater Mekong Ecosystem

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Southeast Asia's biggest lake is in serious trouble. Drought, dam building and overfishing have brought the Tonle Sap to a tipping point. And as the lake goes, so goes the greater Mekong ecosystem.


ISIS-Linked Militants Fight On Despite Leader Baghdadi's Death

Monday, November 11, 2019

The death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a setback for ISIS. But its ideology is thriving in places like Southeast Asia, where self-radicalization is a growing problem.


The Lake That Feeds The Mekong Basin Is Facing A Shortage Of Fish

Saturday, November 09, 2019

As Cambodia kicks off a three-day water festival, fishermen are struggling to make a living in the face of climate change and hydropower dams.


Soup's On! And On! Thai Beef Noodle Brew Has Been Simmering For 45 Years

Sunday, November 03, 2019

The giant pot of dark brew brimming with beef, spices and herbs sits near the sidewalk on a busy street in Bangkok, where it is constantly stirred by a member of the third-generation-owned restaurant.