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Thailand’s junta adopts interim constitution

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 10:57PM UTC A Thai soldier stands guard in front of the Democracy Monument in Bangkok after the military seized power on May 22. Pic: AP.

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand has adopted a temporary constitution as the country makes its first step toward the slow return of electoral democracy after two months of military rule. The 48-article charter was announced Tuesday night after its posting on the website of the Royal Gazette, where new laws must

Joko Widodo wins Indonesia poll

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 8:25PM UTC Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo gestures after a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, earlier today. Pic: AP.

Indonesia presidential election candidate Prabowo Subianto withdrew from the election process on Tuesday afternoon, just two hours before the announcement of the official result as his opponent Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo looked certain to be declared winner.

Cambodian parties break deadlock, CNRP to take seats in Parliament

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 3:51PM UTC Cambodia's main opposition leader Sam Rainsy of the Cambodia National Rescue Party during his meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen, Tuesday. Pic: AP.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Leaders of Cambodia’s ruling and opposition parties say they have reached an agreement to end a political deadlock since last year’s contentious election.

Abhisit: Amnesty for coup leaders is normal

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 10:00AM UTC Leader of the Democrat Party Abhisit Vejjajiva wave to anti-government protesters during rally in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday. Pic: AP.

ThaiPBS had this slightly confusingly worded article: Former Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva warned the National Council for Peace and Order to not introduce any broad-ranging amnesty law which will cover more offenders rather than the coup makers otherwise there may be chaos. He pointed out that the last political

Cambodian political rivals agree to hold fresh talks

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 2:21PM UTC Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, left, shakes hands with opposition party leader Sam Rainsy at a meeting last year. Pic: AP.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s ruling and opposition parties say their leaders will hold a fresh round of talks to end a yearlong political deadlock after last year’s contentious election.

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