Hun Sen speaks during an environmental forum in Phnom Penh, Aug. 22, 2017.

Hun Sen Threatens to Shut Down Cambodia Daily Amid Tax Allegations

He also threatens to ban an election monitoring group and probe their sources of funding.

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Poet Held in Southern China Over Planned Poetry Anthology Remembering Liu Xiaobo

Wu Minglang, known to poetry lovers as Langzi, is detained after he penned a poem in memory of the late Nobel peace prize-winner.

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Authorities in Xinjiang Extend Uyghur Persecution to Region’s Ethnic Kyrgyz

Kyrgyz are being sent to reeducation centers, while their traditions are slowly stamped out.

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Myanmar Military Stops Aid Group From Delivering Rice to Kachin State Refugees

A members of the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society Group says it had permission from the state government to enter Sadone.

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North Korea’s State-Run Firms Create ‘New’ Smaller Entities to Evade UN Sanctions

The isolated country routinely employs the tactic whenever sanctions are imposed.

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Former Myanmar Child Soldier Arrested After Interview With RFA

Aung Ko Htway, who spent nearly a decade as a forced conscript in the Myanmar army, is charged with defaming the military.

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Cambridge University Press Unblocks Censored Content on Top Journal's China Website

The move comes after vocal protests by hundreds of academics and commentators against expanding Chinese censorship.

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Interview: Cambodia Political Climate Has ‘Potential to Prevent’ Free and Fair Elections

The UN special envoy on human rights in Cambodia discusses her takeaways from a recent 10-day visit to the country.

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Philippine Troops Rescue Vietnamese Hostage from IS-Backed Militants

Sailor was freed from Abu Sayyaf after nine months in captivity.

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Detained Chinese Rights Lawyer to Stand Trial on Subversion Charges: Reports

Jiang Tianyong will reportedly stand trial in the central province of Hunan, but the authorities have yet to inform his family or defense attorneys.

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Myanmar’s Lower House Approves Minor Changes to Telecom Law

The amendments reduce the jail sentence for violators of Article 66(d) and allow judges to release on bail those charged with defamation.

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Former Myanmar Child Soldier Describes Long Struggle to Turn Life Around

Aung Ko Htway, who was forced into the Myanmar army when he was 14, tells the story of his abduction, forced conscription, and time in prison.

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