• Botched illegal abortion prompts criminal complaint, nationwide probe in Cambodia

    A man in Cambodia has filed a criminal complaint against a private hospital in Kampong Speu province after a midwife removed part of his wife’s intestines while performing a procedure to remove her dead fetus, prompting a wider probe into illegal abortions in the country. On Nov. 2, Chheang Srey Oun, a 22-year-old factory worker, […]

  • Cambodian journalists reporting on illegal logging charged with extortion

    Journalists and environmental activists in Cambodia are criticizing authorities’ filing of charges against three reporters accused of taking bribes to cover up illegal logging in a northern province, saying the loggers themselves should also be charged. Mom Vibal, 44, Tin Try, 29, and Tin Sitha, 27 — reporters for online and television news outlets in […]

  • US Vice President Convenes Emergency Session on Missiles at APEC Summit

    U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris convened an emergency meeting of key regional powers Friday on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bangkok to discuss North Korea’s latest missile launch, that fell 200 kilometers off Japan’s coast. “This conduct by North Korea most recently is a brazen violation of multiple U.N. Security resolutions. […]

  • Xi-Kishida Meeting Leaves Tough Issues Unresolved

    TAIPEI — The leaders of China and Japan agreed to resume high-level dialogue and increase exchanges on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bangkok this week, but experts are questioning how much progress the two made in easing the longstanding friction between their countries. In the 45-minute exchange Thursday, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida […]

  • After 5-year ban, Cambodian opposition politicians can rejoin the political fray

    In 2017, Cambodia’s Supreme Court disbanded the main opposition party at the behest of Prime Minister Hun Sen and imposed a five-year ban on 118 of its members from entering politics, effectively squelching any political opposition to the strongman who has ruled the country for 37 years. On Wednesday, that ban expired, allowing the former […]

  • Nearly 1.7 million new refugees of conflict in Myanmar since coup

    Nearly 1.7 million people have been displaced by conflict in Myanmar since last year’s military coup, bringing the total number of refugees who have fled fighting in the country to more than 3 million and putting a heavy strain on aid resources in the Southeast Asian nation. The Institute for Strategy and Policy, an independent […]

  • ASEAN leaders call for measurable progress on Myanmar peace plan

    ASEAN leaders called Friday for measurable progress in their peace plan for Myanmar, amid growing criticism over the Southeast Asian bloc’s failure to stem the deepening conflict in one of its 10 member states. Meeting at an Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Cambodia, the group reaffirmed their commitment to the Five Point Consensus […]

  • Local officials linked to Cambodia’s opposition party forced to condemn Sam Rainsy

    Cambodia’s main opposition Candlelight Party on Friday called on authorities to stop trying to force local officials to publicly condemn Hun Sen’s exiled political rival Sam Rainsy. In a statement, the party urged the Ministry of Interior to advise local authorities to stop “intimidating activities” to ensure that the upcoming 2023 general election can be […]

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