Sebastian Strangio

Asia Pacific

The 'lawless' playgrounds of Laos

Has the Asian gambling enclave become a 'semi-lawless' zone where gambling, prostitution, and illicit trades flourish?

Arts & Culture

N Korea's multimillion-dollar museum in Cambodia

North Korea hopes to reap large profits from its new Angkor Panorama Museum in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Human Rights

Uncertainty looms for Myanmar's Muslims

Despite a historic election promising change, Muslims in Myanmar feel threatened and excluded.


The heavy hand of religious police in Aceh

Since 2001, far-flung Indonesian province has enforced its version of Islamic law, using floggings to punish offenders.


Myanmar's wildlife trafficking hotspot

Mong La has become a hub for gambling, prostitution and illegal animal products like ivory and tiger skull.