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Suu Kyi convicted again, Australian economist gets 3 years

Sep. 29, 2022 05:19 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in military-ruled Myanmar convicted former leader Aung San Suu Kyi in another criminal case Thursday and sentenced Australian economist Sean Turnell to three years in prison for violating Myanmar’s official secrets act, a legal official said. Suu Kyi...

Khmer Rouge tribunal ends work after 16 years, 3 judgments

Sep. 22, 2022 06:24 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The international court convened in Cambodia to judge the Khmer Rouge for its brutal 1970s rule ended its work Thursday after spending $337 million and 16 years to convict just three men of crimes after the regime caused the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people. ...

Cambodia begins treason trial of 37 opposition figures

Sep. 15, 2022 02:09 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian activists and former opposition lawmakers accused of trying to help an exiled political candidate return home stood trial on treason charges Thursday with few of the defendants in attendance. Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and several top...

UN expert offers plan for improving human rights in Cambodia

Aug. 26, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The United Nations expert on human rights in Cambodia proposed on Friday a 10-point plan to improve rights in the Southeast Asian nation, describing it as ä country with a bright future but some severe challenges. U.N. Special Rapporteur Vitit...

Cambodia court charges opposition politician with defamation

Aug. 11, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A leading Cambodian opposition politician who publicly complained about alleged unfairness in June local elections has been charged with defamation, his lawyer said Thursday. Son Chhay, deputy president of the opposition Candlelight Party, said in an...

SE Asian nations criticize Myanmar, but weaker than expected

Aug. 05, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Southeast Asian foreign ministers issued a joint statement Friday after a series of meetings in the Cambodian capital criticizing Myanmar for its lack of progress in ending violence there, but with weaker language than several countries had hoped for. ...

China stresses ties with Southeast Asia in Cambodia meeting

Aug. 04, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi stressed his country's efforts to strengthen ties with Southeast Asian countries at a meeting Thursday with their foreign ministers, which came as Beijing seeks to expand its influence in the region. Wang's talks with top...

Stopping Myanmar violence tops meeting of Asian diplomats

Aug. 03, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Top Southeast Asian diplomats meeting in Cambodia's capital intensified efforts Wednesday to stop the escalating violence in Myanmar and to address other pressing — and often divisive — regional issues. It is the first in-person meeting of the...