FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — A Cambodian court has jailed a prominent journalist and land rights campaigner for 20 years on charges of inciting rebellion. Mam Sonando, who runs the independent Beehive radio station, was also fined over the alleged plot by villagers in Kratie to form their own state. Prime Minister Hun Sen demanded Sonando’s arrest in June.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Last week, Barack Obama was re-elected to serve a second term as president of the United States. President Obama’s first trip abroad since his re-election will be to Southeast Asia from November 17-20 […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Two days after Thai authorities banned Boundary, a documentary about Thailand’s festering border dispute with Cambodia at Preah Vihear, censors have lifted the ban, citing a “technical mistake”. The ban occurred as the […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The sidelines of the recent ASEAN ruckus offered a rare glimpse of the political and trading bloc grasping for diplomatic straws. Their failure to produce a closing statement at the summit, a first […]