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Indonesia: Death Toll of More Than 800 Likely to Rise

Indonesia's President Jokowi Widodo has authorized the acceptance of international help related to the earthquake and tsunami that hit the central island of Sulawesi.

UN Urges Asean to ‘Make Every Effort Towards Transparent and Fair Elections’

António Guterres comments on Friday came after several members of Asean held elections that were widely criticized by the international community.

The speech came after Cambodia held a national election in July with Hun Sen’s...

The speech came after Cambodia held a national election in July with Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party winning every seat in parliament.

384 Dead, Hundreds Injured in Indonesia Quake-Tsunami

Indonesian officials say at least 384 people died and 540 were injured following a 7.5-magnitude earthquake Friday and a subsequent tsunami that hit two cities - Palu and Donggala - in central Sulawesi province.

Journalists Jailed in Record Numbers Worldwide

Journalists are being jailed in unprecedented numbers across the globe, with 262 detained for their work at the end of 2017, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Evidence Indicates China Set to Target US Elections

China may be taking a page of the playbook used by Russia to meddle with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, targeting U.S. political action committees and various think tanks with spear-phishing emails.

Supporters Greet PM Hun Sen on Arrival for UN Speech

The UN Security Council granted the Hun Sen supporters permission to rally at the hotel when Hun Sen arrived in New York this week.

Rights Workers Sentenced in High-Profile Bribery Case

The five defendants – Nay Vanda, Ny Sokha, Lim Mony, Yi Soksan and Ny Chakrya – were accused of bribing a witness in a separate case against Kem Sokha.

Interview: ‘Primary School Rectors Play Political Role’

Thida Kheang, a teacher at the Graduate School of Education, recently co-authored a book titled “Primary School Leadership in Cambodia."

Supreme Court Hears Defamation Case of Former Rights Defender

Ny Chakrya was recently given a six month suspended sentence and his advocacy of the rights of two villagers involved in a land dispute in Siem Reap province.

Released Aussie Filmmaker ‘Will Be Banned From Cambodia’

Khieu Sopheak, interior ministry spokesman, said Ricketson would “have no opportunity to return to Cambodia again.”

Cambodia’s Reliance on Chinese Debt is Risky: US Official

A senior US Embassy official in Cambodia has warned Cambodia over its growing closeness with Beijing.

Hun Sen Raises Spectre of Assassination Attempt in Warning Over Threat of Coup

According to Hun Sen, in September 1998 while traveling to Siem Reap his car was targeted by an attacker with a B40 rocket-propelled grenade.

Veteran Cambodian-American Buddhist Leader Retires From Public Life

The long-serving Washington Khmer community leader Tun Sovan recently retired from his community leader role after some four decades of public service.

PM Hun Sen’s UN Summit Trip to Be Met With Protest

An estimated 300 to 500 protestors are expected to travel to New York from other states in the US to join the protest, according to an organizer.

Laos Accused of Copy-Pasting Dam Impact Survey

An official impact assessment for a controversial new Lao dam on the Mekong river has been directly copied and pasted in parts from a previous project, a coalition of groups fighting to protect the river has alleged.

Five Senior Army Officials Resign Leadership Posts to Make Way for PM’s Son

The decision was announced on the same day that Hun Manet was appointed as the commander of the army.

Hun Sen Expresses Condolences Over Death of Vietnamese President

President Tran Dai Quang died in a military hospital in Hanoi of a “serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors,” Vietnam Television said.

Hun Sen Rejects Speculation Cambodia Could Lose UN Seat

Hun Sen said recently that Cambodia was sovereign and independent and would not bow to international pressure over its rights record.

After CPP Election Win, Promises to Solve Cambodia’s Land Grabs Fade Again

Ahead of the polls, many rural communities that lost land were promised solutions if they voted CPP, but farmers fear they will now get little help.