Southeast Asia

Economics

Southeast Asia hopes a new common market will give it clout, but it may have a weak link in Thailand

Not so long ago, Thailand could boast about having one of the fastest growth rates in the world. But political turbulence, protests and a couple of coups have taken their toll. And there's anxiety about what will happen when the beloved king dies. How might the new Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community help Thailand get its act back together? What risks does Thailand's volatility have for a nascent regional grouping, with big aspirations to counterbalance China?

Conflict

Penantian Panjang Kepulangan Seorang Bapa

Pada usia 6 tahun, dia dikejutkan apabila melihat papanya, seorang pengkritik hebat terhadap Perdana Menteri Malaysia ditangkap polis. Pada usia 23 tahun, dia menemui keberanian untuk bersuara semula, dengan mengimbas kembali seorang papa yang luar biasa, dan seorang anak perempuan yang juga luar biasa.

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Science, Tech & Environment

Cyclone witness

One man who witnessed the devastation of the Burmese cyclone first-hand was Jens Orback; the former Swedish politician was visiting Rangoon last week, to meet with pro-democracy activists and Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Orbach about his experience.

Science, Tech & Environment

Reporter in Burma

Anchor Lisa Mullins gets an update from Burma from a BBC reporter who has made his way to Rangoon: He describes a country that is struggling to address the widespread death and destruction caused by a cyclone this weekend