Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal’s James Hookway wrote a piece about Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s attempt to cleanse Pattaya of supposedly “immoral” transgender sex workers. Hookway described a “morality drive,” in which police went after so-called ladyboys who are notorious in the country’s sex industry.
National human rights institutions in Southeast Asia have often been described as “paper tigers” or “toothless agencies” — accused of sitting idle in the face of serious human rights concerns — but there is some cause to believe that may be changing
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A U.N.-backed Cambodian tribunal has begun hearing the first genocide case against the country’s brutal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian police have detained three men believed to be linked to the shooting death of a local journalist who was investigating illegal logging in the country’s east.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia has enacted a regulation to protect nightclub hostesses and other adult entertainment workers under laws that protect other workers’ labor rights.
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