Thursday 24 Jan 2019 | 22:32 | SYDNEY
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Southeast Asia links: Kokang, drug-resistant malaria, Jokowi's unfulfilled promise and more



24 February 2015 14:13

  • Fighting in northeastern Myanmar has continued between the army and Kokang ethnic rebels. A round-up of both sides' positions can be found in these pieces: an interview with Kokang's MNDAA leader Peng Jiasheng and an interview with Ye Htut, Myanmar’s Minister for Information.
  • Further on Myanmar: concerning many this week was the report of a second Red Cross convoy being attacked (both sides deny involvement). The Economist also ran a good series of  infographics on Myanmar's peace process this week.
  • Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew has been hospitalised with severe pneumonia.
  • The Lancet warned of the spread of drug-resistant malaria  across Asia, with great concern centred on Myanmar. Worryingly, it has been detected within 25km from the border with India.
  • A Transnational Institute report, The challenge of democratic and inclusive land policymaking in Myanmar, looks at the country's contentious draft land-use policy.
  • Anthony Fensom looks at what oil prices are doing in Southeast Asia.
  • In the midst of the rush to Yangon, Myanmar's biggest city will undergo an earthquake hazard assessment.
  • Greg Poling looked at Washington's Thailand PR problem.
  • To counter online hate speech promotion, a Myanmar organisation has come up with an excellent and innovative solution
  • As always, ANU's New Mandala has a trove of interesting posts on Southeast Asia, including this interview with Indonesian expert Greg Fealy on Jokowi's unfulfilled promise:

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