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    Ruling won't affect Asean Summit

    Achara Ashayagachat, Published on 07/05/2014

    » The attendance by Thai delegates to the Asean Summit, scheduled to take place on May 10 and 11 in Nay Pyi Taw, will not be affected by the constitutional Court's ruling against the prime minister, and a draft statement to be issued at the meeting has already been endorsed, according to the Asean Department.

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    34th ASEAN Summit Marks a Milestone

    Published on 26/07/2019

    » Nowhere else on earth could shadow puppets, Khon, Chinese opera, contemporary dance with Hanuman riding a Segway with an Ipad in his hand, be so harmoniously combined together in one single performance than a show presented in an ASEAN Member State. That was how “Vivid ASEAN,” one of the key performances at the Opening Ceremony of the 34th ASEAN Summit held during June 22-23, 2019 in Bangkok, was presented.

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    Royal fest encore for Asean Summit

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 30/05/2019

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed that parts of the Mahorasop Sompoch performances -- organised to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty the King -- be staged during the 34th Asean Summit, which will take place in Bangkok on June 22-23.

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    Activist fights for change in NHRC

    News, Ariane Kupferman-Sutthavong, Published on 03/08/2015

    » Angkhana Neelapaijit has managed to rise above the controversy over nominees for the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), thanks to her reputation among activists.

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    Gangs abandon migrants

    News, Published on 08/05/2015

    » As dozens more Rohingya, including children, were found abandoned by trafficking gangs in Songkhla and Satun provinces Thursday, authorities have launched an investigation into the 50 police officers transferred following the discovery of Rohingya detention camps and graves.

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    Climate change urgency grows

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 01/07/2019

    » Climate change is global in nature but it is having an especially severe impact on Asia. Chennai, one of India's largest cities, has run out of water as the summer heat intensifies. With monsoon rains below average, four lakes in the city of 4.7 million have dried up. Residents don't have enough water to drink, bathe or wash clothes, malls have closed their washrooms and restaurants are not open for customers.

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    Year of turbulence

    Asia focus, Published on 31/12/2018

    » Two unpredictable men with weird haircuts and access to nuclear weapons had a friendly chat in Singapore -- and that was just one of the many noteworthy stories of 2018. Elsewhere in Asia, we witnessed some surprising political developments (Malaysia) and not-so-surprising ones (Cambodia), along with what seemed to be a disturbingly high number of natural disasters. Many see the latter as a manifestation of the growing impact of climate change, and it's a debate that is bound to intensify in the year ahead. Below, Asia Focus looks back on the eventful year now ending.

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    Cambodia to move troops

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 09/07/2012

    » Cambodia is expected to announce the withdrawal of troops from a demilitarised zone near Preah Vihear temple today.

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    Focus needed as Rakhine crisis widens

    Oped, Published on 28/02/2019

    » With the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi dominating news coverage and election campaigns in key regional states such as India, Indonesia and Thailand offering daily distractions, it is difficult to generate genuine interest in the continuing humanitarian and security crisis in and around Rakhine state in Myanmar. But it would be dangerous to move the issue to the back burner.

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    Asean should embrace the fourth industrial revolution

    Asia focus, Published on 13/11/2017

    » When the leaders of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) gather for their 31st summit in the Philippines today, they will also be celebrating "Asean@50" -- testimony to Asean's endurance and durability over five decades, as the longest-running regional grouping of developing countries in the world.

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