Michael Tatarski, Dam Xuan Viet

Amid a resumed clearing campaign, some of Ho Chi Minh City’s sidewalk vendors have embraced changes. But questions remain over what might be lost if the city is turned into a “little Singapore”.

Andrew Nachemson

Once the home of independent radio stations and newspapers, press freedom in Cambodia has been steadily crushed. It’s leaving Cambodians uninformed and allowing the powerful to operate with impunity.

Nithin Coca

The five principles underpinning the Indonesian state are now being revived to counter right-wing religious rhetoric in the country, but could also be a useful political tool as it heads towards its 2019 presidential election.

Dam Xuan Viet, Calum Stuart

Sidewalk vendors are a common sight in Ho Chi Minh City, providing affordable meals for the city's residents. A vendor shares her experience of running her stall.

Nithin Coca, Teguh Harahap

Nilai-nilai dalam Pancasila kembali dikampanyekan untuk mengimbangi wacana kelompok Islam sayap kanan di Indonesia. Apakah Pancasila benar dijunjung atau hanya digunakan sebagai jargon untuk melanggengkan kekuasaan kelompok tertentu?

Teguh Harahap

Menjual narkoba jelas dilarang oleh hukum di Indonesia, tapi bagaimana jika mereka justru dilindungi oleh masyarakat setempat? Perasaan kolektif dan kemiskinan adalah alasannya. Seperti Marjo, penjual ganja kelas teri yang mengedarkan ganja ‘dengan restu’ istri dan tetangganya. Polisi pun mereka lawan.

Teguh Harahap, Aisyah Llewellyn

For those in Indonesia with few employment options and limited capital, selling drugs can be a lucrative and easy way to earn extra money—thanks to surprising support from the local community.

Yesenia Amaro, Sengkong Bun

A spate of deaths in Kratie province has drawn attention to Cambodia’s problematic mining industry after reports that cyanide, used to flush gold mines, was found in the water.

Sophie Raynor

16 years ago, Timor-Leste reclaimed its independence after decades of brutal occupation. The world’s attention turned away. But for the women whose contributions to independence go unrecognised, the fight never stopped.