FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — To no one’s surprise, final polling results on September 8th confirmed that Hun Sen, Cambodia’s prime minister and leader of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), had won the election in July. He has been in power for 28 years. But the surprisingly close race (the CPP won 68 seats, down from 90 in the previous election) has emboldened the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).
ASIAWATCH — Long awaited elections will be held in Malaysia on May 5, officials from the country’s Electoral Commission said. The decision ends months of speculation and follows a decision by Prime Minister Najib Razak […]
Ly Kim-Song; A Great Journalistic Backbone: 1943-2007 From Luke Hunt PHNOM PENH — Any idiot can cover a firefight, it has often been said among journalists. The real trick is getting in, getting out and not […]
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 […]