Greenpeace Pushes ASEAN Countries to End Plastic Waste Trade

According to the statistics put together by Greenpeace on plastic waste trade in Southeast Asia, nearly every country in Asean – and notably Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines – had substantially increased the volume of plastic waste imported over the past three years.

Greenpeace Pushes ASEAN Countries to End Plastic Waste Trade

BANGKOK –  Greenpeace Southeast Asia and other environmentalists have called on Asean member states to go beyond a narrow focus in solving the problem of marine plastic pollution to also address the plastic waste trade, as the region continues to be inundated with imported trash. With Bangkok set to host the 34th Asean Summit over […]

North Korean Refugees Struggle to Reach Freedom

North Korean Refugees Struggle to Reach Freedom

  SEOUL – Nine North Korean refugees who had escaped from their homeland and made their way to Laos were forcibly repatriated on May 28. The defectors, ranging in age from 15 to 22, were turned over by Laotian authorities to North Korean security agents, who flew them via China back to North Korea. The […]