By Agence France-Presse • 3 days ago
A mass trial against more than 100 Cambodian opposition members and activists has started, with the accused standing charged with conspiracy to commit treason related to self-exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy's failed plan return to the country in 2019
Political reporting and analysis on the big questions facing the region.
By Andrew Haffner and Alastair McCready • 5 days ago
Almost six months since her brother was snatched off the streets of Phnom Penh, the sister of missing Thai dissident Wanchalearm Satsaksit has arrived in the Cambodian capital seeking answers on her brother's whereabouts
By Sophie Deviller/AFP • 5 days ago
As the Thai capital braces for the next major rally on November 25, and tensions rising around pro-democracy protests, we take a look at the forces in play and what might come next in a country with a long history of political unrest
By Sek Sophal • 5 days ago
King Maha Vajiralongkorn made headlines earlier this month as he declared Thailand the "land of compromise". But as the people's constitution is rejected outright and police crackdown on protests, authorities and demonstrators meeting in the middle seems unlikely
Cambodian journalist network and outlet CamboJA has been shortlisted for an RSF Press Freedom Award. Could the organisation represent a genuine source of hope for independent media in Cambodia’s increasingly hostile journalism environment?
By Alexi Demetriadi • 6 days ago
This week, Transparency International Cambodia’s executive director, Pech Pisey, joins Meng and Andrew in the studio to discuss that hottest of topics in the Kingdom today – the state of democracy and corruption in Cambodia
By Andrew Haffner • Nov 19, 2020
As Thai lawmakers prepare to vote on possible constitutional reforms, pro-democracy protesters are set to return to the streets of Bangkok a day after six demonstrators were shot with live rounds
By Agence France-Presse • Nov 18, 2020
As Thailand's monarchy is rocked by unprecedented public protests, what would a diminished royal institution mean for the power and influence exerted by the kingdom's military?
By Mark S. Cogan • Nov 16, 2020
Official results on November 13 showed that Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party had secured an absolute majority in Myanmar's general election. But the country's former ruling military-aligned party has called the polls neither free no fair
By Su Myat Mon and Richard Sargent/AFP • Nov 13, 2020
While the US election result remains officially undeclared, the Democrats look to have won the race. Since 2016, the Trump administration's stance towards Southeast Asia has been erratic at best – what could the next four years look like under Biden?
By Andrew Haffner • Nov 13, 2020
After five years of no representation in parliament, Sithu Maung, Myanmar's first Muslim to win a seat in November 8 election has vowed to fight for the rights of the oppressed in a country with rampant discrimination
By Richard Sargent and Su Myat Mon/AFP • Nov 10, 2020
As official results trickled in following Myanmar's coronavirus-disrupted election, Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling National League for Democracy party said it was confident of winning a landslide victory
By Agence France-Presse • Nov 09, 2020