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A Dam That Grip Destiny of Mekong River and Million Lives

November 10, 2012

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By Som Rina November 8th, 2012 Laos is one of the poorest countries in the world and relies heavily on foreign aid. To boost the country’s economy, Laos government has focused on the dam construction in the Mekong river in order to generate more power for the use in the nation, and to sell to […]

Cambodia’s revered former king dies at 89

October 15, 2012

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I was woken up today at around 6am in the morning by calls from two editors at Agence France Presse and the Associated Presse. A moment later, I noticed that I received two text messages from two of my former classmates, Sorthy and Ritthy who ended their messages in the same way “True?”. “What’s true?” […]

Concern over higher education quality as ASEAN community looms

September 30, 2012

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  Veterinary student Kong Sokhom (20) from the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh still has two years to go until he graduates from Preak Leap National School of Agriculture. But he is filled with uncertainty about his future. Sokhom opted for veterinary science hoping to acquire high-level skills to help develop his country, one of the […]

Laos to start second dam on Mekong: Experts

September 26, 2012

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September 13th, 2012 JAKARTA —  Laos is likely to start constructing the second dam despite claims of environmental impacts of the first dam site it has planned to build on the upper Mekong stream, International Rivers experts said Thursday.  But the Lao Ministry of Energy and Mines denied the construction had begun.  Pianporn Deetes, Thailand’s campaign […]

ASEAN to play mediator against interfering powers on South China Sea: analysts

September 26, 2012

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Friday, Sept 21, 2012 JAKARTA – The Association of ten Southeast Asian countries should play an important mediating role in the South China Sea dispute before great powers strongly interfere in the affairs, analysts said Thursday. Experts from the Southeast Asian region met yesterday at an international seminar on security in the South Chin Sea […]

Course boosts knowledge on ASEAN

September 23, 2012

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BY SALLY PIRI JAKARTA Saturday, September 22, 2012 JOURNALISTS from ASEAN member states participated in the “Reporting on Regional Integration in Southeast Asia: History, Institutions and Policies of ASEAN” programme held in Jakarta said that it has enhanced their knowledge and understanding of ASEAN. A total of 15 participants comprised mid-career journalists from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, […]

ASEAN to Take Coordinated Position at United Nations

September 21, 2012

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Jakarta – Leaders along with their foreign ministers from ASEAN will meet for the first time since July and address ASEAN-related issues at the United Nations’ headquarter in New York next week prior to November’s ASEAN summit, Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Marty Nalategawa said yesterday. “We are meeting in New York to discuss in-house issues such as […]

Hello Readers

September 18, 2012

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Selemat Datang from Jakarta, On behalf of 14 other journalists from eight countries in Southeast Asia, I would like to create this blog on 18th Sept 2012 (today) to create memories, leave behind significant stories from our course. All of us are taking a two-week course on ASEAN reporting in Jakarta, Indonesia. We will use this blog […]