Government And Politics

Cambodia's ruling party claims sweeping win in Senate vote

Feb 25, 2018

The ruling party of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has claimed a sweeping win in elections for the country's Senate, a victory that it assured itself by eliminating any serious opposition from the contest

Cambodia's ruling party has sure lock on Senate election

Feb 25, 2018

Cambodia's ruling party is assured of a sweeping victory in the election of a new Senate after the only real opposition to it was eliminated

Cambodian lawmakers approve lese majeste law

Feb 14, 2018

Cambodian lawmakers have unanimously approved changes to the criminal code and the constitution that can further limit free speech and political activities, already under stress from the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen

Cambodian shoe-thrower arrested after Thailand deports her

Feb 9, 2018

A woman who threw a shoe at a billboard depicting Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen was arrested after she was repatriated from Thailand, where the U.N. refugee agency reportedly had recognized her as a refugee

Vietnam jails activist for livestreaming pollution march

Feb 7, 2018

A court in central Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 14 years in jail for livestreaming fishermen marching to file a lawsuit against a Taiwan-owned steel plant's spill of toxins into the ocean

Cambodian Cabinet endorses amendment banning insulting king

Feb 2, 2018

Cambodia's Cabinet has endorsed an amendment to the criminal code making insulting the king a criminal offense punishable by a fine and up to five years in prison

Vietnam jails blogger for anti-state propaganda

Feb 2, 2018

A doctor in Vietnam is sentenced to 4 years in prison for writings on social media that the court says tarnished the image of the country's leaders

Cambodian court again rejects bail for opposition leader

Feb 1, 2018

A court in Cambodia has for the second time denied a request for the release on bail of opposition leader Kem Sokha, who has been charged with treason

Vietnam veterans recall all-female Tet Offensive squad

Feb 1, 2018

Communist veterans of Vietnam's 1968 Tet Offensive mark its anniversary recalling an 11-member all-female Perfume River Squad

Vietnam jails 3 activists for comments critical of state

Jan 31, 2018

A court in Hanoi has handed down jail term up to 8 years to three activists after finding them guilty of posting video clips on social media critical of the communist government

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