Anthony Esguerra

Thailand

Thailand Files Complaints Against Facebook, Twitter As Online Dissent Grows

The complaints come as online expression pushes boundaries about what can and can't be said in the Southeast Asian country.
Anthony Esguerra
2 days ago
Myanmar

Myanmar Bans Eating at Restaurants as Coronavirus Cases Surge

The government also imposed stay at home orders to stem the spread of coronavirus.
Anthony Esguerra
3 days ago
Drugs

Duterte Labels Drug War Critics Malevolent Predators Who "Ooze Blood”

The President of the Philippines used his inaugural United Nations speech to lash out at human rights campaigners who are in the line of fire in the country's war on drugs
Max Daly
Anthony Esguerra
3 days ago
Travel

What It’s Like Taking a ‘Flight to Nowhere’

With international travel scaled back, so-called flights to nowhere are taking off locally. VICE News spoke with a passenger who boarded one in the Southeast Asian nation Brunei.
Anthony Esguerra
5 days ago
Environment

‘Furious’ Thai Minister Orders Park Trash Shipped to Littering Visitor

Thailand has been waging a war on plastic and trash as it tries to protect, seas, beaches and national parks.
Anthony Esguerra
9.18.20
Environment

Australian Diplomat Apologises for Eating Turtle Delicacy in Cambodia

Different species of turtle are under threat or endangered across Southeast Asia.
Anthony Esguerra
9.17.20
cambodia

US Sanctions China-Backed Company Building Mega-Resort in Cambodia

The U.S. Treasury said Union Development Group displaced local residents. But Cambodia has also become a kind of battleground between the two powers.
Anthony Esguerra
9.17.20
Politics

Myanmar Won’t Delay November Election Despite Surging Coronavirus Caseload

The nationwide vote is a key test for embattled leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Anthony Esguerra
9.16.20
Politics

Misogyny And Harassment Hound Women in Southeast Asia’s Opposition Parties: Report

A new survey highlights the threats faced by women opposition MPs in countries where authoritarian regimes hold sway.
Anthony Esguerra
9.15.20
Philippines

Transgender Pageant Winner From Philippines Slams Pardon of US Marine Who Killed Trans Woman

Mela Franco Habijan was crowned 'Miss Trans Global' as a U.S. Marine who murdered a transgender woman in 2014 was being set free in the Philippines.
Anthony Esguerra
9.15.20
Thailand

Asia's 'Plane Cafes' Allow Nostalgic Travelers to Sit on A Jet... And Go Nowhere

With millions stuck at home, nostalgic fliers say this is the next best thing.
Anthony Esguerra
9.14.20
Philippines

Philippines Deports US Marine Who Brutally Killed a Trans Woman

Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton has refused to apologize for his crime even after President Rodrigo Duterte set him free.
Anthony Esguerra
9.13.20
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