The ASEAN Post

Mekong: Reducing Forest Crime And Deforestation

A new Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)-For-Trade project, in collaboration with the United Nations (UN) Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) Programme’s initiative for the Lower Mekong, will promote trade and sustainable forest management (SFM) and at ...

Overcoming The Infodemic In ASEAN

Spreading at least as quickly as the COVID-19 virus, an ‘infodemic’ has infected large swaths of media and information exchange across ASEAN. Massive amounts of information, including rumours, misinformation and disinformation have reached millions of people who are hoping to understand how to stay safe ...

ASEAN Cities Threatened By Climate Change

The World Bank estimates the global population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 with two-thirds of this number living in cities. From that, an estimated 90 million people will move to cities in the Southeast Asian region. This means that urban dwellers would reflect 45 percent ...

Bangkok Under Partial Virus Lockdown

Bangkok’s nightlife will go quiet as a ban on bars, nightclubs and restaurant alcohol sales went into effect Saturday, among a raft of restrictions aimed at curbing the kingdom’s rising coronavirus toll.Thailand initially appeared to have escaped the worst of the virus, registering just under ...

Cryptocurrencies Impacting The Environment

Cryptocurrency is a decentralised virtual currency that is deemed to be more efficient than traditional currencies because it is regulated by a community of users. As of 2019, the top 100 cryptocurrencies had a market value of about US$200 billion with bitcoin accounting for more than ...

Cyberbullying On The Rise

Bullying has always been a problem for many people and societies since time immemorial. Now, with the increase of social media usage around the world, bullies have taken to the internet to proceed with their evil deeds. While technology has improved our lives in general, it ...

Tensions Mount As Bangkok Braces For Major Rally

Tensions are rising around Thailand’s pro-democracy protests, with police shooting six people last week and using tear gas and water cannon on the streets of Bangkok.As the Thai capital braces for the next major rally on Wednesday, let’s take a look at the forces in ...

Thailand's Youth Take On The Establishment

Leaderless, social media-savvy and inspired by Hong Kong’s young activists, Thailand’s budding pro-democracy movement is intent on overhauling the government, rewriting the constitution and even taking on a law that shields the monarchy.The kingdom has seen a decades-long spin-cycle of coups and violent street protests ...

Building Energy Efficiency To Employ ASEAN People

The world has been struggling with the COVID-19 outbreak which has already damaged the global economy, and ASEAN is not an exception. The magnitude of the economic impact is hard to predict and depends largely on the effectiveness of pandemic containment efforts. The International Monetary Fund ...

Fast-Changing E-Commerce Trends In A Pandemic

Based on a 2019 study by Facebook and Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm, digital consumers in ASEAN will be spending three times as much in 2025.The joint study found that while consumers in Southeast Asia spent US$125 on average on online purchases ...

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