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A lion statue located in the Angkor Wat Temple complex.
Thu, 1 October 2015

Hold the looters accountable

In regards to the Post Weekend’s article Inside the secret museum (Saturday, September 26):

Tue, 29 September 2015

Stopping ASEAN’s brain drain

After 10 years of negotiation, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) much anticipated ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) comes into effect at the end of this year.

Wed, 16 September 2015

Judging without influence

“Under such circumstances, you cannot release that guy on bail,” says a senior judge. “Why not?” a junior judge honestly asks.

A protester breaks apart a statue of Lenin at a monument in his honour after it was pulled down during a protest in Kiev’s Independence Square
Mon, 30 December 2013

Lenin due for yet another fall

Carved from blood-red granite and standing outside Kiev’s famous Besarabsky Market, the statue of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, aka Lenin, was a splendid sight, and its destruction is rather tragic.

A boat passes through the Kampong Ayer water village at dusk as the Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien mosque is lit up in the city of Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei
Mon, 23 December 2013

A bridge over calmer waters

Life is a short, sharp endurance test, and then you die; but solace can come by recollecting past pleasures when, for a brief interlude, the senses are vitalised and the daily quotidian becomes tolerable.

Rioters hurl stones over an upturned police vehicle in Singapore’s Little India district last week
Mon, 16 December 2013

Singapore’s riding the tiger

Last week, an event occurred in Singapore that had been on the cards for years, if not decades, and the wonder was that it had not happened sooner.

The sign for Camp Echo hangs on a fence surrounding the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay
Mon, 9 December 2013

People in glass houses . . .

Diplomatic sources claim that at a recent dinner, the minister of foreign affairs of Laos, Thongloun Sisoulith, waxed indignant about America’s abduction of hundreds of individuals from around the world.

Anti-government protesters occupy the premises of the Telephone Organisation of Thailand compound in Bangkok
Mon, 2 December 2013

Better the devil you know?

The recent protests in Bangkok echo the biblical story of Barabbas, which is described in all four gospels due to its shockingly emblematic depiction of the power of group emotion.

A policeman stands guard behind placards depicting censored masterpieces of world art in Kiev in 2011
Sun, 24 November 2013

Pointing to a lack of confidence?

In this region, state censorship of the media and cultural activities remains remarkably strict.

The National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, in 2010
Sun, 17 November 2013

Big Brother is watching closely

The United States taps the telephones and monitors the emails of everyone in this region.

No one is immune: not you, not me, not Prime Minister Hun Sen or opposition leader Sam Rainsy.