Southeast Asia getting killed by logging and mining
When an airplane is approaching Singapore Changi Airport, it makes the final approach either from the direction of Peninsular Malaysia, or from the Indonesian island of Batam. Either way, the […]
Has Japan joined the ‘great game’ in the Indian Ocean?
The recent visit to Sri Lanka by Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono saw governmental confirmation of Sri Lanka’s first Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) project. A statement from Prime Minister Ranil […]
Communists Sweep the Nepali Elections, a Blow to the Establishment Parties
You might as well imagine a large red flag fluttering from the summit of Mount Everest. That’s what the outcome of the parliamentary and provincial elections in Nepal suggests. The […]
Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
Andre Vltchek writes about the “fascist” nature of Indonesian cities, where the primacy of profit over people is taken to an extreme. Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who […]
Cambodia keeps perverting its own history, for cash
I have already written a lot about Cambodia, but each time I return to this ancient and scarred country, I get so outraged by the cynicism that confronts me there, […]
Borneo – Island Devastated, People Oblivious
Andre Vltchek reports once more on the devastation in Borneo, the largest island in Asia, as a direct consequence of capitalism in its savage neo-colonial shape in Indonesia. Vltchek is […]
US teams up with India against China: will Sri Lanka toe the line?
Lasanda Kurukulasuriya writes about the mounting tensions in the Indian ocean and the US stepping up its defence ties in India to counter rising Chinese influence. US Secretary of […]
The Indonesia Massacre’s Historic Message
The U.S. mainstream media’s credulity toward today’s Official Narratives is especially troubling given the false storylines from the past, such as the cover-up of Washington’s hand in the Indonesia massacres, […]
Bigoted monks and attacks on Rohingya: Shades of Myanmar in Sri Lanka?
Reports on a recent incident in a Colombo suburb, where a refugee centre housing a group of Rohingya was attacked by a mob led by a Buddhist monk, present a […]
The Greatest Indonesian Painter and “Praying to the Pig”
Djokopekik (who uses only one name, as is common in Java) could easily be described as the greatest living Indonesian painter. He is something of an anomaly in his country, […]