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.
ASIAWATCH — Phnom Penh is waving in investors who buy up massive plots, forcing locals out of their homes and into gruelling, low-paid factory jobs. And as a recent conference on the problem made clear, […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Many years ago, two colleagues were wrongfully jailed in Laos for murder and as president of the Overseas Press Club of Cambodia (OPCC), I did my best to lobby for their […]
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 […]