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Most Cambodian opposition parliamentarians have now fled abroad to escape arrest ahead of next July’s general election, according to an MP.  Prime Minister Hun Sen,...

The junta lives on

Democratic reforms in Myanmar appear to have ground to a halt as the government of Aung San Suu Kyi continues to disappoint.  Myanmar's still-dominant military...

Duterte signs FOI order

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Shanmugam demands tolerance

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Trump partner eyes top job

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Umno chiefs welcome olive branch to opposition

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Vietnam border talks fail

The neglected Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument in Phnom Penh, built to commemorate the war to drive the Khmer Rouge from power, is symbolic of their...

Suu Kyi plans inclusive peace

Myanmar has vast, well-equipped ethnic armies that distrust the central government. Source: YouTube   Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi claims that all of the...

3,000 Thai police raid temple

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Cambodia opposition boss evades arrest

Kem Sokha (centre) meets Cambodia National Rescue Party MPs. Source: Flickr Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha remains defiant after spending a month living at his...

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