Laos undertakes construction of a controversial 260-megawatt dam on the Mekong River, pledging transparency and benefits to the local population. In March, our reporters went to check on the site. Photo: RFA Khmer Service
Fear is back in Myanmar that construction of the Myitsone Dam, suspended by president Thein Sein in 2011, will resume after the 2015 general elections. On March 14, hundreds of villagers and environmentalists demonstrated at the entrance of the project site. A protest march was expected to start from Yangon on March 22. The 6,000-megawatt dam would provide electricity to Yunnan Province in neighboring China and is to be financed by the China Power Investment (CPI) Corporation. Photos: RFA Myanmar Service
Chinese security forces conducted large-scale exercises in Tibet as Tibetans around the world marked the anniversary of a failed March 10, 1959 national uprising against Beijing’s rule.
Their ancestors originally came from Vietnam. With permission from the Cambodian government, they settled in floating houses on the Tonle Sap Lake near Siem Reap in North Western Cambodia. But today, these settlers on the water are blamed for the pollution that chokes this famed stretch of the Mekong River. Photo: RFA Khmer
More than 200 Uyghurs are being held at an immigration center near Thailand's southern city of Hat Yai's international airport after they were detained in a secret camp in a mountainous rubber plantation in Songkhla province on March 12. They had fled ethnic tension in China’s restive northwestern Xinjiang region and face deportation back home where they could be punished, according to some of their relatives.
About 200 villagers from Stung Treng province affected by a Chinese hydrodam protest on Friday, Feb. 28. Villagers asked the government to halt the project and forced evictions. Photo: RFA Khmer
The Red Cross Society of China has provided its first-ever humanitarian assistance to ethnic Kachin refugees in neighboring Myanmar, sending more than U.S. $816,000 in food and medicine to families displaced by fighting between the Myanmar military and ethnic rebels. The organization handed over the aid kits to its Myanmar counterpart at a ceremony in the border town of Kampaiti in Kachin state on Feb. 22, 2014. Photo: RFA Myanmar
The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader meets with President Obama and speaks to a policy research group and Washington-area Tibetans.
On the evening of Feb. 18, an embankment on the Mekong River in Kandal province’s Preah Prasop commune collapsed suddenly, taking a home and three people with it. The following day, villagers who gathered to survey the damage said that illegal sand dredging had caused the cave-in. Photos: RFA Khmer Service
Authorities in the southern Chinese city of Dongguan arrest dozens and shut down 12 entertainment venues on Feb. 9 in a massive crackdown on the city’s thriving sex industry. Photos: AFP
Phnom Penh is littered with trash after sanitation workers walk off the job on Feb. 2, demanding better pay and benefits.
On Jan. 27, authorities in Phnom Penh engaged with hundreds of supporters of Mam Sonando’s Beehive Radio as they protested in front of the Ministry of Information over the government’s refusal to allow the station to increase its signal strength and obtain a television broadcast license. At least seven protesters were injured as police fired tear gas into the crowd and advanced with truncheons and riot shields. Photos: RFA/Khmer Service.
The North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's disgraced mentor, Jang Song Thaek, has been deleted from all official photos and videos after his purge and execution on Dec. 12, 2013. In its broadcast on Dec. 7, the state-run Chosun Central TV airbrushed out the images of Jang, who had been seen near Kim in a previous broadcast on Oct. 28. Several instances here show Pyongyang's airbrush at work. Photo: Yonhap
Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi embarked on a four-day trip to Chin state and neighboring Sagaing division to explain to the people proposed amendments to the country’s previous military junta-written constitution. It included a Jan. 8 stop in the Chin capital Hakha and a Jan. 10 visit to Sagaing’s Kalaymyo town. Photo: RFA/Myanmar Service
Police open fire on striking garment workers at an industrial park in Phnom Penh on Jan. 3, 2014, killing at least four people and injuring dozens. Rights groups called the crackdown the worst state violence against civilians in Cambodia in years. Photos: RFA/Khmer Service.
An elite military unit is deployed to crack down on striking garment factory workers at a factory on the outskirts of Phnom Penh on Jan. 2, 2014. Photos: RFA/Khmer Service.