Reliable sources within the Cambodia People’s Party (CPP) have confirmed that Cambodia’s deputy prime minister, Samdech Sok An has died.
With an overwhelming mandate for change, Myanmar’s Lady faces the daunting challenge of managing expectations while appeasing the country’s still powerful military. BY DANIEL DE CARTERET
A new economic bloc promises much for ASEAN’s member states, but is the region still beset by problems of the past? BY LUKE HUNT
Following the first major terrorist attack in Indonesia since 2009, the tourism industry reflects on what will be the long-term impact of the assault on the industry. By Kate Burbidge and Mark Bibby Jackson.
Election delays and constitutional squabbling leave Thailand in danger of missing out on a slice of pie as Europe and the US look towards ASEAN for Free Trade Agreements. By Ate Hoekstra
Fears that the gap between the six strong ASEAN players and the four developing countries remains too large for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) to be effective have been raised by regional decision-makers ahead of its implementation at the end of the year. By Marissa Carruthers
Myanmar’s population has voted overwhelmingly for the National League for Democracy (NLD), while observations announce the electoral process to be a success.
Cambodia’s integration into the ASEAN Economic Community is fast approaching amid much speculation on whether the country is ready to reach regional expectations, standards and demands. BY JESSICA SANDER
David Cameron’s recent visit to Southeast Asia highlighted the enormous potential for trade between the UK and the forthcoming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). ASEAN Forum talks exclusively to Richard Graham (photo right), the UK PM’s recently appointed trade envoy for the nascent economic trading bloc. BY MARK BIBBY JACKSON
At the Greater Mekong Investment Forum in Bangkok, experts agreed that Myanmar is not a country for those with short-term vision. BY MARK BIBBY JACKSON