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Cambodia opposition leader officially banned from entering the country

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In a severe blow to democracy and freedom of speech in Cambodia, opposition leader Sam Rainsy, head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP),...
Malaysia considers jail for life and cane strokes for whistleblowers, journalists

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Malaysia's new Attorney General Mohamed Apandi Ali, who was hand-picked for the role by Prime Minister Najib Razak in July last year and just...
Philippines clears streets of the poor ahead of APEC summit

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The Philippine government is clearing Manila's streets of hundreds of homeless Manila residents, including more than 140 street children ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic...
Malaysia: Anti-Najib protests escalate; Qatar, China interested in troubled fund 1MDB

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Amidst a high-profile scandal about billions of ringgit allegedly siphoned off from state-owned investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, or 1MDB, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib...
Cambodia’s unjust detention centers

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It doesn’t take much. Mankind under pressure is capable of many harsh actions. If you’re placed in the wrong environment for most of your...
Illegal logging costs Indonesia $7b

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Illegal logging and mismanagement of Indonesia’s forestry industry may have prevented more than $7 billion flowing to state coffers from 2007 to 2011, costing...
Malaysia lawmakers approve detention without trial

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Malaysian lawmakers approved changes to a crime-prevention law on October 3 that opponents fear could be abused by authorities to hold people without trial...
Laos government urges Christians to leave

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Despite constitutional protections, the small minority that makes up Christians in Laos are faced with either giving up their religion or being deported out...
Prominent Muslim cleric murdered in Thailand’s south

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On August 5, a leading Muslim cleric was murdered in Thailand’s restive south. This was one of the highest-profile assassinations yet of a Muslim...
China says its human rights are at a ‘historic best’

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China says its human rights are at a "historic best", yet Uzra Zeya, the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy...
Cambodia elections: Opposition could gain seats

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The ongoing election in Cambodia on July 28 will highly likely result in a clear majority for Prime Minister Hun Sen's Cambodian People's Party...
End of EU sanctions augurs Myanmar rush

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Investment and tourists are expected to come in droves following the European Union’s suspension of political and economic sanctions against Myanmar on April 22,...