A former soldier tries to atone for the sins of his past, while another just wants to learn to swim. They're both recruits hoping to join what would be the country's first team of underwater de-miners. A radio feature with photos.
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The use of acid as a weapon is often not intended to kill, but to maim and scar for life. Survivors are left with vivid disfigurement and trauma. In Cambodia, authorities have passed legislation law targeting acid violence in the last year, but many survivors are still waiting for justice. A TV news report.
In Southeast Asia, one group takes the sport of skateboarding into uncharted territory: the streets of Phnom Penh. A multimedia video piece with photos and sound.
Myanmar, also known as Burma, is pushing to develop its energy sector. But new hydropower dams and mining projects are exacerbating tensions between the military and armed ethnic militias, leaving civilians trapped in between. A radio feature.
Observers predict the debate over how to tap the power of the Mekong River will become a contentious regional issue for the countries through which the waterway flows. In tiny Laos, authorities want dams on the Mekong's mainstream to fuel its energy strategy to becoming the battery of Southeast Asia. But downstream in neighbouring Cambodia, the consequences may be severe. A look at the conflicting aims between energy needs and food security concerns along one of the longest rivers in the world.