Amy Sawitta Lefevre

Oversupply of drugs in Mekong, East Asia puts younger users at risk, U.N. says

02 Oct 2018

BANGKOK Production and trafficking of illicit drugs have reached unprecedented levels in Southeast Asia's Mekong region and East Asia, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning that oversupply increases the risks for younger users.

Bangkok's street vendors decry evictions as authorities clean up

18 Sep 2018

BANGKOK "Quick, move!" Bangkok street vendors call to each other as they rush carts laden with souvenirs and snacks from the city's bustling Ramkamhaeng road, pushing their wares into an alley before the police spot them.

Governments 'not ready' for Poland climate change talks - Fiji PM

04 Sep 2018

BANGKOK - Governments are unprepared for a crucial climate change meeting in Poland later this year aimed at ensuring the full implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement, Fiji Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama said on Tuesday at the opening of climate talks in Bangkok.

UN-Kritik - Anstrengungen gegen Klimawandel reichen nicht aus

03 Sep 2018

Bangkok Die Bemühungen zur Eindämmung der Erderwärmung kommen nach Einschätzung der Vereinten Nationen nicht entscheidend voran.

Governments 'not on track' to cap temperatures at below 2 degrees: U.N.

02 Sep 2018

BANGKOK, Governments are not on track to meet a goal of the 2015 Paris agreement of capping temperatures well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) before the end of the century, a United Nations official said on Sunday ahead of climate-change talks in Bangkok this week.

New Thai political party accuses junta of damaging nation's image

01 Aug 2018

BANGKOK A new Thai party that aims to shake up politics hit back at the ruling junta on Wednesday, accusing it of tarnishing the image of the southeast Asian nation by filing police charges against some party members.

Cambodian PM's party claims election rout, opposition sees 'death of democracy'

30 Jul 2018

PHNOM PENH Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) said on Monday it had won all 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs in a general election a day earlier that critics said was neither free nor fair. | Video

Cambodia sets up polling stations; government critics call for election boycott

28 Jul 2018

PHNOM PENH At the Toul Kork Primary School in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh volunteers swept classrooms and laid out wooden desks on Saturday, transforming rooms into polling booths ahead a general election Prime Minister Hun Sen is expected to easily win. | Video

Hundreds missing in Laos after collapse of dam under construction

25 Jul 2018

BANGKOK Hundreds of people in southern Laos are missing and many are feared dead a day after a hydropower dam under construction broke, killing several as it swept away homes in flash flooding, state media reported on Tuesday. | Video

Rights groups critical of muted international action ahead of 'one-sided' Cambodian poll

24 Jul 2018

BANGKOK The U.S.-funded National Democratic Institute (NDI) and rights groups say they are disappointed by the muted international action ahead of a general election in Cambodia on Sunday which long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen is expected to win easily.

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