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Phnom Penh Post Sold

Australian miner Bill Clough has ended months of speculation and announced the sale of The Phnom Penh Post – effectively the last bastion of independent journalism in Cambodia – to a Malaysian investor for an […]

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SE Asia’s Tough Elections

Four pending general elections have the potential to reshape Southeast Asian political dynamics with the recent slide towards autocracy raising fears that the ballot box will become little more than a tool for entrenching authoritarian […]

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Cross Culture: Lestari Girls

The Diplomat’s Luke Hunt interviews the stars of Lestari Girls. When Ningsih Millane arrived in Australia as a young wife in 1987 from Indonesia she had left behind a life and an art-loving family that spanned the archipelago from […]