Cambodia

Cambodian tribunal charges another Khmer Rouge suspect

By Sat, Mar 28, 2015 12:12PM UTC

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal has charged another suspect with crimes against humanity, defying for the second time this month a warning from Prime Minister Hun Sen that adding more defendants could cause unrest.

Cambodia inaugurates memorial at Khmer Rouge genocide museum

By Thu, Mar 26, 2015 5:30PM UTC

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian officials have inaugurated a memorial at the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum to remember at least 12,000 people tortured and killed at the site when it was a Khmer Rouge prison.

ASEAN rights activists demand change ahead of People’s Forum

By Thu, Mar 26, 2015 12:16PM UTC

The missing Laotian civil society leader Sombath Somphone will be at the forefront of the conversation at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum meets in Kuala Lumpur next month. Sombath is a victim of enforced disappearance, and was kidnapped in Vientiane, Laos, in 2013. The Laos government has consistently denied involvement or refused to provide real information about the missing civil society leader, and his case has come to represent one of the most egregious human rights offenses still committed in the ASEAN countries.

ASEAN makes vital push in banking integration

By Sun, Mar 22, 2015 12:09PM UTC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Southeast Asian nations have finalized a key agreement allowing qualified banks to operate freely in each other’s countries in a push toward greater financial and economic integration.

Michelle Obama urges Cambodian students to seek more freedoms

By Sat, Mar 21, 2015 1:56PM UTC

SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is calling on Cambodian students to stay in school and take advantage of their education to demand greater freedoms in their Southeast Asian country. Cambodia has been ruled for 30 years by strongman Hun Sen, the prime minister, whose wife