Conservationists called on the Mekong nations to follow in Vietnam’s footsteps, after Hanoi destroyed tonnes of illegal ivory over the weekend.
The Burma-Laos border is mostly unguarded. The terrain is rugged and hostile, where the drug trade flourishes in lawless enclaves on both sides of the river.
Summit of leaders to spotlight changes in Burma and tackle a fiery dispute over maritime boundaries in the South China Sea
Derek Mitchell and Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner in second US visit to Burma in 10 days as engagement steps up a gear
Cruise missiles reportedly deployed to China border as recent signs point to growing regional tension with its neighbours, including Burma
Two countries will look to build closer ties as India offers tantalising incentives for Burma to lessen it over-arching dependence on China
Delegation from Hanoi seeks support from Naypyidaw over South China Sea oil spat while Burma looks to build ASEAN alliance
State Department report says Burma still has a long way to go to improve on ‘severe’ human rights situation as US lines up a new envoy
Observers warn that participating countries are keen to avoid setting a precedent of discussing human rights violations in ASEAN member states
Seven trade contracts signed as Vietnam prepares to take over the chairmanship of the regional Southeast Asia bloc
Naing Ko Ko Jan 25, 2008 (DVB), ASEAN secretary-general Dr Surin Pitsuwan will need to overcome many obstacles if he is to reshape ASEAN's structure, principles and outlook to better[…]
Jan 17, 2008 (AFP), Japan on Wednesday offered fresh aid to Mekong River nations while issuing a gentle reminder on human rights as it sought to counter China’s growing influence[…]
Dec 20, 2007 (DVB), United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has established a 14-member "group of friends" to discuss how best to address the situation in Burma. The group is made[…]
Dec 12, 2007 (AP), The UN should leave Burma alone and stop disrupting the junta’s progress toward democracy by issuing critical reports on human rights abuses, Cambodia’s leader said Wednesday.[…]
Nov 28, 2007 (AFP), President Nguyen Minh Triet of Vietnam, which joins the UN Security Council next year, on Wednesday rejected Western moves to punish Burma, saying his country remembered[…]