Concerns about the region’s wealth gap weigh heavy on the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) bloc as the year-end market integration plan draws near.
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Burmese environmentalist Myint Zaw has been honoured with a prestigious prize for his activism against a billion-dollar dam project.
Children are among those detained in the raids by Thai authorities, which are seeing high levels of arrests.
Thailand, Burma and Japan agree terms to manage the port, road and rail links, power plants, waterworks, industrial estates and telecommunications.
Politicians still view free press “as a threat that must be contained,” says Shawn Crispin of the Committee to Protect Journalists.