Author

 
Ian MacKinnon

Ian MacKinnon

    Laos reaps deadly harvest
    Laos reaps deadly harvest
    The entrance to Craters restaurant is guarded by a phalanx of bombshells, each as big as a man. Opposite, the Dokkhoune hotel boasts an even finer...
    Thailand's political cook-up
    Thailand's political cook-up
    Thailand's beleaguered former prime minister appeared in court earlier this week to defend his popular cooking show against accusations that his...
    Contest of the suffering
    Contest of the suffering
    In the realm of beauty pageants it is not the stuff of little girls' dreams. Yet after the success of the inaugural Miss Landmine competition in...
    Thai farmers fall prey to rice rustlers
    Thai farmers fall prey to rice rustlers
    Knee-deep in muddy water, her face smeared with sandalwood paste and a hat for protection against the broiling sun, Samniang Ketia grins at her...
    Spike in dengue fever
    Spike in dengue fever
    Dengue fever is sweeping South-East Asia in an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus that is already threatening to become the worst in almost a...
    Rich trade in migrant misery
    Rich trade in migrant misery
    Two trucks with cages crammed with Burmese migrant workers halt abruptly beside the Thai-Burmese frontier's river landing stage. Detainees,...
    Khmer Rouge genocide trial under threat
    Khmer Rouge genocide trial under threat
    With sad eyes, Om Som sits in her shack in the Cambodian countryside waiting for answers. The shoeless 70- year-old has clung on for half a...