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Southeast Asia links: Thai elections, Indonesian Idol, tattoos in Myanmar and more



4 February 2014 09:51

  • As I wrote last week, Sunday’s elections in Thailand offered no reprieve from the current political deadlock. Here’s a summary of the weekend's results.
  • China’s investments in Laos have reached US$5.1 billion, making it the country's biggest investor. Others in the region are concerned.
  • A fascinating interview with Luther Htoo, one of the child leaders of the God's Army that fought against the Burmese government.
  • Calm has returned to the streets of Phnom Penh after protests in the Cambodian capital on 27 January were broken up by police, leaving at least 10 people injured.
  • Tattoos used to be taboo in Myanmar. Now they’re all the rage.
  • As if Thailand didn't have enough trouble attracting tourists, here is some dramatic footage of an illegally operated diving boat in Phuket sinking as tourists jump from its stern.
  • This Indonesian Idol ballad is trending, with 380,000 hits this week.

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