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Vietnam Land Rights Activist Do Cong Duong Handed 48-Month Jail Term

A court in the northern Vietnamese province of Bac Ninh sentenced land rights activist and citizen journalist Do Cong Duong 48 months in prison on Monday for “disturbing public order,” his lawyer told RFA’s Vietnamese Service.

Ethnic Army Targets Christian Clergy, Churches in Myanmar’s Shan State

Myanmar’s largest non-state army is detaining several Christian clergy members for questioning and destroying churches in its self-proclaimed autonomous areas bordering China and Thailand in Shan state, according to a statement issued by the group.

South Korea signs defence agreements with Brunei and Cambodia

South Korea has signed defence agreements with Brunei and Cambodia as Seoul looks to further expand its defence export profile across Southeast Asia.

Professor Fired After Tweeting That Chinese ‘Lie, Commit Fraud and Poison Each Other’

Authorities in the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian have fired a university history professor after he hit out at declining moral values in a post on social media.

Brit Ready for Cambodian Jungle Search to Find Missing MH370 Using Google Earth

British video producer Ian Wilson previously claimed he had found the Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane, which vanished from radar screens over 4 years ago while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Chinese gambling boom looms over Cambodia’s Kampot

Kampot is one of Cambodia's cultural jewels, but as George Styllis writes, a flood of Chinese gambling money is making residents of this small sleepy town nervous.

Vietnamese Court Upholds Democracy Advocate’s 13-Year Sentence

An appeals court in northern Vietnam’s Thai Binh province upheld the sentence of jailed democracy activist Nguyen Van Tuc on Friday, returning him to prison to serve his full term of 13 years, Vietnamese source said.

New Thai Laws Mandate Election by May Next Year

After a series of long delays and broken promises, Thailand’s military government has enacted laws that set in motion a countdown leading to new elections by next May.

Chinese Authorities Continue to Destroy Mosques in Xinjiang

Uyghurs in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region say that authorities are continuing a campaign to destroy mosques as part of a wider crackdown on their religion, contradicting a recent comment by a Chinese diplomat that the region has more mosques per capita than other countries.

Dalai Lama Meets in the Netherlands With Sex Abuse Victims

The Dalai Lama met on Friday in Rotterdam in the Netherlands with four Western Buddhists who say their religious teachers subjected them to sexual or psychological abuse, sources said.

Chinese Refugees in Thailand Renew Bail Bid From Immigration Detention Center

Two Chinese political refugees held in an immigration detention center in Thailand have lodged a further bail application in a bid to stall attempts to repatriate them, where they will likely face political reprisals at the hands of the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

Cambodian Villagers Protest Land Dispute Case in Sihanoukville Province

More than 400 villagers from 13 communities from southwestern Cambodia’s Sihanoukville province staged a protest on Friday, demanding that a local court drop charges against four locals detained by authorities for “violently occupying” disputed property.

EU Approves Resolution Targeting Cambodia’s Ruling Party

The EU resolution calls for asset freezes on senior Cambodian officials and action to be taken over Cambodia’s membership of preferential trading schemes.

Foreign Influence: How Cambodia’s government is recruiting students in Australia

Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party (CPP) is extending its influence into Australia by recruiting students who come here to study, often on scholarships provided by the Australian government.

Poor Governance Seen as Hindering Cambodia’s Growth

About a fifth of Cambodians live below the national poverty line, according to the World Bank.

Court Questions New Witness in Kem Sokha Trial

In May, eight witnesses were called in the case, mostly senior officials from non-governmental groups advocating for better living standards and rights for Cambodians.

EU lawmakers call for Cambodia to release opposition leader

The European Parliament urged Cambodia on Thursday to drop all charges against opposition leader Kem Sokha, deepening the international outcry over his detainment.

Cambodian Tax Boss Hits Back at Al Jazeera

A series of interviews intended to clear the name of embattled Cambodian tax chief Kong Vibol has raised further questions about his business dealings at home and abroad. Read the full

MH370 team searching on the ground with exact jungle location where ‘plane came down’

The search for missing MH370 took a dramatic twist today after investigators demanded a search team visit a claimed wreckage spot on foot.

Dalai Lama to Meet With Buddhist Victims of Sex Abuse

The Dalai Lama is scheduled to meet on Friday in the Netherlands with a group of Western Buddhists who say they were sexually abused by their religious teachers, RFA’s Tibetan Service has learned.

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