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Southeast Asia's fishing industry is in trouble, with problems of overfishing and allegations of slavery. Fishermen unload their catch from small fishing boats at Jatetaw fishing village, Ngapali beach, Myanmar. Photo: Gernot Hensel/EPA
Thursday, April 23 2015

Indonesia and Thailand agreed April 23 to set up a joint taskforce on illegal fishing, a lucrative cross-border trade that labour groups ...

Myanmar migrant workers check and fold the fishing nets after they unload the catch at the fishing port on Si Rae island, off Phuket, southern Thailand. Photo: Barbara Walton/EPA
Wednesday, April 22 2015

Thailand has expressed deep disappointment after the European Union issued a final warning, a so-called "yellow card" to the country, ...

Members of the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights group. Photo: APHR
Wednesday, April 22 2015

ASEAN leaders must urgently respond to the escalating crisis situation for Rohingya Muslims and other vulnerable minorities in Myanmar, ...

Solar Impulse 2 shortly after it landed in Nanjing, China, late 21 April 2015. Photo: EPA
Wednesday, April 22 2015

Solar Impulse 2 landed late on April 21 in the Chinese city of Nanjing, finishing the sixth stage of its landmark 12-leg quest to ...

U Myint Zaw, winner of the Goldman Environmental Award. Photo: Goldman Environmental Award
Tuesday, April 21 2015

U Myint Zaw is one of six winners of the prestigious 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for his work to protect the environment, ...

Monday, April 20 2015

Pusaka Benjina Resources, the fishing company at the centre of a recent Indonesian government crackdown, has denied allegations of slavery ...

Philip Rosler (L), Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum, Young Global Leader, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (2-L), Indonesian President Joko Widodo (C), Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (2-R) and Arkady Dvorkovich (R), Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation during the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum on East Asia, in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 20, 2015. Photo: Adi Weda/EPA
Monday, April 20 2015

The 24th World Economic Forum on East Asia, being held in Jakarta this week, is slated to push for greater public-private partnership ...

Monday, April 20 2015

Refugees who lost their homes to fire that tore through a Karenni camp in early April, will have their homes rebuilt in early May, reports ...

Aung Min (L), Minister of the Office of the President of Myanmar, shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the start of his courtesy call at the latter's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, April 14, 2015. Photo: Kimmimasa Mayama/EPA
Sunday, April 19 2015

Myanmar's Minister of the President's Office, U Aung Min, said he made a trip to Japan to convey how a nationwide ceasefire agreement...

US lobbyists Capital Hill Glynn Lowe
Saturday, April 18 2015

The government of Myanmar has hired lobbyists in Washington for the first time in more than a decade...

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