South China Morning Post – ASEAN divided over Myanmar as group postpones year’s first meeting
Unresolved differences about engagement with Myanmar’s military rulers are causing discord among the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as a ministers’ meeting set for this week was pushed back.
Asia Times – The real deal behind selling Brahmos to the Philippines
India will leverage the missile sale to insert itself more deeply in South China Sea disputes while bolstering the anti-China Quad.
Nikkei Asia – Cambodia resumes treason trial of opposition leader Kem Sokha
A Cambodian court resumed hearing a treason case against opposition leader Kem Sokha after an almost two-year delay in proceedings that authorities blamed on COVID-19.
The Diplomat – The Looming Environmental Catastrophe in the South China Sea
Heated maritime and territorial disputes conceal the severe damage being done beneath the waves.
The Philippine Star – Philippines agrees to buy India anti-ship missile system
The Philippines has agreed to buy an anti-ship missile system from India, shoring up its security in the face of growing Chinese aggression in the South China Sea.
Nikkei Asia – North Korea tests railway-borne missile in latest launch
North Korea tested a railway-borne missile in its firing drills, marking its third weapons test this month, which triggered a U.S. push for fresh sanctions against the isolated state.