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Rina Chandran

Myanmar Christian leaders join calls against Myitsone dam revival

14 Feb 2019

YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Catholic leaders are lending their support to protesters against a Chinese-backed dam project in Myanmar, adding pressure on the government to cancel the hydro-power dam in the country's north.

Myanmar Christian leaders join calls against Myitsone dam revival

14 Feb 2019

YANGON, Feb 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Catholic leaders are lending their support to protesters against a Chinese-backed dam project in Myanmar, adding pressure on the government to cancel the hydro-power dam in the country's north.

With 'on-the-go' loans and tech, social firm boosts Myanmar farmers

12 Feb 2019

YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A social venture in Myanmar is boosting farm outputs with customized technologies and giving loans for seasonal migration to raise incomes in one of the world's poorest countries.

With 'on-the-go' loans and tech, social firm boosts Myanmar farmers

12 Feb 2019

YANGON, Feb 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A social venture in Myanmar is boosting farm outputs with customised technologies and giving loans for seasonal migration to raise incomes in one of the world's poorest countries.

Mall or park? In crowded Bangkok, 'last' open space stirs debate

11 Feb 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The fate of a large green space in the middle of one of the world's most built-up cities is pitting communities and conservationists against developers and cash-strapped authorities in a battle that is increasingly common in Asia.

FEATURE-Mall or park? In crowded Bangkok, 'last' open space stirs debate

11 Feb 2019

BANGKOK, Feb 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The fate of a large green space in the middle of one of the world's most built-up cities is pitting communities and conservationists against developers and cash-strapped authorities in a battle that is increasingly common in Asia.

In land-scarce Southeast Asia, solar panels float on water

08 Feb 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Solar power companies in Southeast Asian that are competing for land with agriculture, industry and expanding populations have found an innovative alternative: placing floating panels in lakes, dams, reservoirs and the sea.

In land-scarce Southeast Asia, solar panels float on water

08 Feb 2019

BANGKOK, Feb 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Solar power companies in Southeast Asian that are competing for land with agriculture, industry and expanding populations have found an innovative alternative: placing floating panels in lakes, dams, reservoirs and the sea.

Gay couples to 'live more freely' with Thai civil unions

08 Feb 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Luke Cassady-Dorion believed marriage was for "boring" straight people until he met the man he wanted to spend the rest of his life with - Tae. But Thailand, where they live, does not permit same-sex marriage.

'Ill-advised' Papua highway imperils indigenous rights, rainforests

04 Feb 2019

BANGKOK, Feb 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A highway under construction in Indonesia's Papua province is hurting the environment and stoking conflict by threatening indigenous land rights, analysts and activists said.

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