New Internationalist

Southeast Asia

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Will Aung San Suu Kyi represent all Burma?

Religious and ethnic minorities expect the new government to restore their rights. Charlotte England wonders if such hopes are misplaced.

Filed in: Burma Democracy Minorities Politics Religion

Poverty swept under the red carpet in the Philippines

The APEC Summit hosts cleared the streets for their guests, but the poor can’t be made to disappear, writes Iris Gonzales.

Filed in: Philippines Politics Poverty

Walking to the climate talks

Philippine Yeb Saño is going to great lengths to get the world to focus ahead of the Paris climate negotiations, as Iris Gonzales explains.

Filed in: Activism Climate Change Philippines

‘The earth in Indonesia is on fire’

Nithin Coca looks at the causes of an unfolding environmental and health catastrophe.

Filed in: Agriculture Corporations Disasters Environment Forests Indonesia

Syrian refugees in Bangkok: caught between a rock and a hard place

Alexi Demetriadi reports on those forced to choose between a fast and slow death.

Filed in: Migration Syria Thailand

Minorities report

Burma’s elections this November will be closely contested - but will the country’s ethnic minorities finally be heard? Tina Burrett reports.

Filed in: Burma Politics

Murder in Mindanao

Graciela Romero Vasquez decries the intersection of violence, money and state collusion in the mining industry.

Filed in: Mining Peru Philippines

Where is Asia in the world?

Iris Gonzales reports on a conference seeking to create a fairer economy for a region notorious for cheap labour and exploitation by the West.

Filed in: Central Asia Philippines

Requiem for the refugee

An encounter with an elderly Tamil man far from home in Malaysia puts Mari Marcel Thekaekara in a pensive mood.

Filed in: India Malaysia Migration Poverty Work

Seeking salvation

Filipino expressions of faith are complex and diverse, writes Iris Gonzales.

Filed in: Art Culture Philippines Photography

Is Cambodia refusing to protect persecuted Christians?

Deep in the Cambodian jungle, Clothilde Le Coz meets Vietnamese refugees seeking asylum.

Filed in: Cambodia Refugees Vietnam

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