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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.

Aung San Suu Kyi Says Rohingya Crisis ‘Could Have Been Handled Better’

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday said her government could have done better managing the Rohingya Muslim crisis in Rakhine state, but defended the sentencing of two Reuters reporters handed seven-year jail terms earlier this month for possessing documents related to the massacre of 10 Rohingya men and boys.

Cambodia Town Is Mapping Its Political Future In Long Beach

No Cambodian-American serves as an elected official in Long Beach.

Cambodian PM returns home after attending China-ASEAN Expo, WEF on ASEAN

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen returned home on Thursday after attending the 15th China-ASEAN Expo in Nanning City in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Vietnam's Hanoi.

US pop sensation Charlie Puth to play Phnom Penh

In a room crowded with cheering young Cambodians, Smart Axiata announced today that it would be hosting US popstar Charlie Puth at its annual Smart Mega Concert in Phnom Penh on 2 November.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen tells world: Leave Indochina alone

Mekong Delta nations can solve their own problems, controversial leader says while defending Myanmar's government.

Kem Sokha Release ‘Not Enough’: Congressman

Kem Sokha is now placed under house arrest and is still denied access to his former colleagues at the Cambodia National Rescue Party, which was banned in November.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Urged to Drop Charges on All Political Prisoners

A leading international human rights group on Wednesday called on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to release all political prisoners and drop all charges against them, arguing that recent releases and pardons were merely “attempts to regain international legitimacy after sham elections.”

Chinese Political Refugee on Hunger Strike in Thai Immigration Detention Center

A Chinese political refugee detained last month by police in Thailand has begun a hunger strike in an immigration detention center in the hope of staving off her forced repatriation.

Vietnamese Democracy Activist Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

Vietnamese activist Nguyen Trung Truc, a member of the online Brotherhood for Democracy advocacy group, was sentenced by a court in northern Vietnam’s Quang Binh province on Wednesday to a 12-year prison term in a decision that drew harsh rebukes from human rights groups and the U.S. embassy in Hanoi.

UN, partners in Cambodia meet to improve support for victims of human trafficking

The Cambodian government, the United Nations, and civil society representatives gathered here on Wednesday to strengthen mechanisms in order to support the victims of trafficking in persons, said the UN mission in Cambodia.

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Cambodia’s pardon of Australian filmmaker ends ‘nightmare’, says family

The family of an Australian filmmaker pardoned by Cambodia after being jailed on espionage charges said on Saturday it was happy the “nightmare” came to an end, while the Australian foreign minister thanked the government in Phnom Penh for his release.

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