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.

Former RFA Journalists Appeal for Spying Case to Be Dropped

The former RFA reporters were held without charge for 48 hours after their arrest, they told the court, which broke the law.

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

Cambodia to Create Crime Task Force Targeting Chinese in Coastal Province

Around 16,000 Chinese tourists visited Cambodia over the past seven months, according to the Tourism Ministry.

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.