Wednesday 20 Feb 2019 | 22:50 | SYDNEY
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  • 20 Feb 2019 16:00

    Courting change in Malaysia

    A combination of progress and hesitation is evident under Malaysia’s new rule, amid fear political turmoil will drag on.

  • 20 Feb 2019 14:00

    Responding to cyber attacks: resilience and transparency is key

    Yes, Australia’s security was tested, but keeping it secret won’t help the public accept inevitable dangers to networks.

  • 20 Feb 2019 12:30

    Demystifying Kashmir

    The readiness of India and Pakistan to hurl accusations – and maybe worse – ignores injustice and poverty on the ground.

Laos

The fight to preserve the Khon Pi Luang rapids

In 2000, China, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand concluded an agreement to begin clearing the Mekong River of obstacles so that cargo vessels could travel from southern Yunnan to the old royal capital of Laos, Luang Prabang. Neither Cambodia nor Vietnam, the other two riverine countries, were

Laos dam collapse and stress on the Mekong

Beyond concern for the undoubted human costs of the collapse of Xepian-Xe Nam Noy dam in Laos, this event once again focuses attention on the long-term effect of the massive expansion of hydropower in the Mekong Basin. This event once again focuses attention on the long-term effect of the massive