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In Myanmar, Journalism is a Minefield

Since the February 2021 coup, many journalists have had to change to other work or flee to safer areas, while those who stick with news live in constant worry. But in the darkness, journalists are keeping their eyes focused on better times for their profession – someday.

Filipinos Most Worried About Climate Change, But Unaware of Policies

Filipinos are the most worried about climate change, given the high risk for disasters that their country faces. But a regional survey shows that they are not necessarily aware of the country’s climate policies, such as its lack of a net-zero target.

VIETNAM: ‘Why Don’t You Get an Electric Vehicle?’

HO CHI MINH CITY | 19 September 2022 At first, it seemed it would take forever to find an electric vehicle (EV) user in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly or still widely known as Saigon. In June, I sent out a bunch of messages to try to find someone who is using an EV, but […]

Myanmar’s Multiple Crises: A Recipe for Disaster

Myanmar would not be able to handle climate-related or other disasters, on top of its fragile situation in conflict, the economy and health. While there is not much talk of sustainability, it is a crucial factor given the country’s insecurity.

Plugging Singapore into the ASEAN Power Grid

More than two decades after the ASEAN power grid became a regional commitment, it is far from being a network for transboundary trade in electricity. But this year, Singapore will finally receive electricity from Laos’ hydroelectric power.

အိမ်နှင့်ဝေးရာမှာ အမိမြေကို လွမ်းဆွတ်နေသူများ

၂၀၂၁ ခုနှစ် မြန်မာနိုင်ငံမှာ အာဏာသိမ်းပြီးနောက်တွင်ဒုက္ခသည်များ၊ ခိုလှုံခွင့် တောင်းခံသူများ၊ ပြည်ပရောက်သူ သို့မဟုတ် ထိုသို့အခွင့်ရရန် စောင့်နေသူများသည် တိုင်းပြည်၏ ရှိပြီးသား ပြည်ပရောက် နိုင်ငံသားဦးရေ ပမာဏတွင် ထပ်တိုးစာရင်းဖြစ်ပြီး အိမ်နှင့်အဝေးမှာနေရင်း အိမ်လွမ်းနေကြရသည်။ သူတို့သည် ရရာအလုပ် ဝင်လုပ်ကြပြီး မိသားစုကို၊ တော်လှန်ရေး အင်အားစုများကို လှမ်းထောက်ပံ့နေကြရင်း လက်ရှိဘဝမှာ ယာယီအခိုက်အတန့်သာ ဖြစ်သည်ဟု အားခဲနေကြသည်။

Away from Home, They Brought Myanmar With Them

As refugees, asylum seekers, exiles or people waiting it out in other countries after Myanmar’s 2021 coup, the newest additions to the country’s huge diaspora are grappling with anxiety while away, taking up junior jobs, sending financial aid home and to the anti-coup resistance – and hoping their time away is temporary .

Singapore: Fuelling Demand for Cleaner Energy

Singapore’s consumers can choose who they buy electricity from, but nurturing the demand for power from renewable sources will take more work and more time. The city-state will continue to rely on imports of natural gas, often seen a bridge fuel in energy transition.

Southeast Asia: Ways to Tread More Lightly on a Nervous Planet

‘Greener recovery’ and ‘building back better’ may sound like tired slogans to a pandemic-weary public. But the new year is a good time to look at ways of taking better care of our world, through these examples in Vietnam, the Philippines and Cambodia.

Singapore: Greening the Money

Sustainability investing sounds good, and Singapore has been pushing environmental, social and governance standards in business, finance and the economy. But how can sustainability and the quest for profit meet?

Singapore: Will the Cycling Fad Outlive the Pandemic?

It’s too early to tell if the popularity of cycling will continue, but it can be a complement to Singapore’s existing rail and bus network. The city-state’s cycling infrastructure was in place even before COVID-19.

How Green Can Singapore Get?

Singapore’s first climate rally created waves in 2019, but the wider social impact of its push for a greener path has been mixed. This is the first of four articles in ‘Greening the Garden City’, a story set around how the country is navigating the sustainability challenge.

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