August 7, 2017 11
To say Bishop's speech was a damp squib is to be derogatory to squibs. You may be shocked to learn there was not a skerrick of original thought or news in it.
May 26, 2017 4
Militant Islamism is spreading like wildfire in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. The Bali bombings will probably not be an isolated incident.
November 7, 2016 5
Australia's northern neighbours are in various states of turmoil, it seems. And this has many watchers of the Asia-Pacific spooked.
October 19, 2016
Australians were warned to behave themselves across the world ... and the news and sports ones.
October 14, 2016
Thai politics are a tinder box, and the death of the world's longest-reigning monarch just dropped a match in.
August 8, 2016
A new constitution will replace Thailand's pre-coup parliamentary system. And things don't look good for the country's democracy.
July 5, 2016 6
Thailand's human trafficking problem has been downgraded, but the country's fishing industry is still built on the back of slaves.
May 3, 2016 2
Don't drive in Thailand.
March 2, 2016 2
A terrorism expert argues that it is “very likely” that IS will dispatch explosive experts, combat tacticians and other operatives to our northern neighbours this year.
November 16, 2015 11
Terrorist groups are expanding and recruiting in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and other Asian countries. In the wake of the Paris massacre, we need to pay very close attention to our Asian neighbours.
September 8, 2015 4
When Australia finally rediscovers its heart, we don't need to look as far as Syria to find people who need us.
September 1, 2015
Thailand-based journalists Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian have been found not guilty by a Thai court. While it is a relief, they say Reuters has a lot to answer for.
August 18, 2015 2
Even before last night's bomb attack in Bangkok, Thailand's political economy was on shaky ground.
August 18, 2015 6
Batten down the hatches, HuffPo is here. Plus other media tidbits of the day.
July 17, 2015 3
Why does the Australian government pick and choose it's targets for censure in south-east Asia? Indonesia cops a serve. China and Thailand just coast on by.
July 14, 2015 1
Alan Morison is facing up to seven years in a Thai prison for reporting on one of the most important human rights issues of our time.
June 30, 2015
Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian are facing court -- and the possibility of seven years in jail -- for republishing a single paragraph of a Reuters story the Thai government disapproved of.
May 11, 2015 5
Julie Bishop has visited Thailand, the highest-ranking Abbott government member to do so, but funnily enough she did not seem to want to see the refugee's paradise that is Cambodia.
May 4, 2015 2
As Thailand’s human-trafficking history is revealed, the government is being forced to recognise that media freedom can help rid the country of this barbaric scourge.
April 13, 2015
Crikey readers have their say on tax reform and other issues of the day.