… The North Korea-run Pyongyang Koryo Restaurant in Yangon has shuttered, and all 21 North Korean nationals affiliated with the restaurant have been ordered to return home, Myanmar said, according to Radio Free Asia.
… The ship, the Tae Yang, was presumed to have taken part in a ship-to-ship transfer of North Korean coal worth $1.6 million (1.85 billion won), Radio Free Asia (RFA) quoted Friday a report from the Royal United Services Institute as saying.
THE KOREA HERALD
… “The FBI made the request to the attorney general so we went and made a provisional arrest,” the source was quoted as saying by BenarNews, which is affiliated with US broadcaster Radio Free Asia.
YAHOO FINANCE (Also in COINTELEGRAPH)
… The Apple App Store removed applications from its Chinese offering that discussed the Tiananmen Square protests, including The New York Times, Radio Free Asia and Tibetan News.
… In April, the Tatmadaw sued The Irrawaddy and Radio Free Asia (RFA) for defamation under Article 66 (d) of the Telecommunications Law over their coverage of clashes between the military and the Arakan Army in the ancient town of Mrauk-U, in Rakhine State.
… Only naturally we see Cheap Sotheary, the provincial coordinator for the human-right group Adhoc, telling Radio Free Asia: “Authorities carelessly allowed Chinese to do unauthorized construction. They don’t take any measures against the Chinese companies, so that creates suspicions of systematic corruption.”
PHNOM PENH POST
Despite losing their battle in the Appeal Court on Friday to have their bail conditions removed, two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) reporters were told that they no longer had to appear at their local police station every month.
… In April, the Tatmdaw sued The Irrawaddy and Radio Free Asia (RFA) under Article 66 (d) of the Telecommunications Law for their coverage of clashes between the military and the Arakan Army in the ancient town of Mrauk-U in Rakhine State.
… The Irrawaddy and Radio Free Asia (RFA) sought the Press Council’s intervention after the Tatmadaw initiated legal action against them regarding their reporting on the conflict in Rakhine State’s Mrauk-U in April.
… After his release from prison in 2015, Nhat worked as an independent blogger and journalist, including serving as a weekly contributor to Radio Free Asia’s Vietnamese blog section.
KBS WORLD RADIO
… According to Radio Free Asia on Friday, the U.S. State Department says Washington has no immediate intentions to provide unilateral humanitarian assistance to Pyongyang.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH (Also in PHNOM PENH POST)
June 20 “Cambodia: Drop Radio Free Asia Case”
Cambodian authorities should drop the politically motivated espionage charges against two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists and quash the decision to put them under judicial supervision, Human Rights Watch said today.
PHNOM PENH POST (Also in KHMER TIMES)
June 19 “Hearing set for RFA reporters”
The Appeal Court is set to hear the case of former Radio Free Asia (RFA) reporters Oun Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, also known as Sochea Meta, on June 21, on a charge of “Provision of Information Undermining National Defence to a Foreign State”.
PEN AMERICA (Also in THE GUARDIAN)
… Radio Free Asia reported that Tohti was denied treatment for diabetes and heart disease while being held in the camp and died from medical complications shortly after being released in March of this year.
ALL ACCESS MUSIC GROUP (Also in DEADLINE)
… Excellence in Video: RADIO FREE ASIA, The Women Against the State.
DONG-A ILBO (Also in UPI)
… Moon said that he believes Washington should first return the Wise Honest, which is detained in American Samoa, to overcome the current stalemate in negotiations, according to Radio Free Asia on Saturday.
KBD WORLD RADIO
… According to Radio Free Asia on Sunday, the department said that the U.S. will continue close coordination with its allies and partners to achieve the international community's common goal of the final fully verified denuclearization of North Korea.
… The program, first reported earlier in the month by Radio Free Asia and first publicized at the beginning of the month, aims to counter everything from ship-to-ship transfers of sanctioned commodities, North Koreans working overseas to raise money for the state, WMD proliferation, and foreign businesses linked to those activities.
BUDDHIST DOOR (Also in TRICYCLE)
The state authorities in western China’s Sichuan Province have begun a new round of evictions at the Yarchen Gar monastic community in Baiyu County, Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, removing some 3,500 monks and nuns from the sprawling monastic complex, Radio Free Asia (RFA) has reported, citing unidentified Tibetan sources.
… Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported that the FBR, a group founded by a former U.S. Army special forces officer, plans to assist displaced persons in Rakhine State.
June 10 “N. Korea Suspends Mass Games”
… The suspension comes amid rumors that the regime cannot handle the logistics of feeding thousands of performers, many of them schoolchildren, due to international sanctions, according to Radio Free Asia.
… Because, as Taiwan News reported earlier this week, it has now been suggested that far from being unable to attend, the Dalai Lama’s invitation may have been revoked by the office of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen along with that of Uyghur Muslim activist Rebiya Kadeer. The story was first reported by Radio Free Asia and cited several credible sources who did attend the event.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH (Also In EURASIA REVIEW)
… In August 2017, the Cambodian authorities ordered the closure of 32 FM radio frequencies across 20 of Cambodia’s provinces, particularly stations that relayed Khmer language news broadcasts by Radio Free Asia (RFA), Voice of America (VOA), and Voice of Democracy.
PHNOM PENH POST
… However, residents involved in the dispute told Radio Free Asia on Monday that some villagers have been in hiding for more than a week after the deployment, with some escaping into the forest in fear of arrest.
North Korea is refusing to accept international food aid of less than 3 million tons, Radio Free Asia reported citing sources.
Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported yesterday (‘Singapore PM Stirs Flap in Cambodia by Bringing up Vietnam’s 1979 Invasion‘, 5 Jun) that the Cambodian officials are unhappy with a recent online remark by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, recalling Vietnam’s January 1979 invasion and decade-long occupation of Cambodia.
… Radio Free Asia interviewed Bob Fu (傅希秋), founder and president of China Aid; Umit Hamit of the World Uyghur Congress; Dawa Tsering, chairman of the Tibet Religious Foundation of His Holiness The Dalai Lama; and human rights lawyer Tung wen-hsun (童文薰).
PHNOM PHEN POST
…The US embassy spokesman in Phnom Penh, Arend Zwartjes, confirmed that the officials had agreed on a roadmap for registering VoA and Radio Free Asia (RFA) in Cambodia.
… Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported yesterday (‘Singapore PM Stirs Flap in Cambodia by Bringing up Vietnam’s 1979 Invasion‘, 5 Jun) that the Cambodian officials are unhappy with a recent online remark by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, recalling Vietnam’s January 1979 invasion and decade-long occupation of Cambodia.
… According to Radio Free Asia on Tuesday, the State Department announced to offer rewards for information that leads to the disruption of financial mechanisms of persons engaged in certain activities that support North Korea, including money laundering, sanctions evasion, cyber-crime, and WMD proliferation on the Rewards for Justice (RFJ) website run by the department.
… He is now with armed rebel group in Kayin state bordering Thailand, according to a report by Radio Free Asia Burmese service on Tuesday.
… According to Radio Free Asia, Pyongyang has nine diplomats -- including Ambassador Kim Song -- stationed at the UN’s New York headquarters, and nine -- including Han Tae-song, the ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva -- dispatched to Switzerland.
… The report and the letter describe pervasive state control over Vietnamese media, the conviction of Radio Free Asia (RFA) blogger and videographer Nguyen Van Hoa, Voice of America (VOA) contributor Le Anh Hung’s wait for a trial, and the abduction of an RFA contributor.
… North Korean state farms are selling pigs infected with African swine fever virus cheaply to sausage factories, Radio Free Asia reported Tuesday quoting sources.
… The UN working group on Arbitrary Detention on Monday described the deprivation of liberty of two former Radio Free Asia journalists as being arbitrary and called on the government to drop charges against them.
ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION (also in TAIWAN NEWS)
… Apart from VPNs, the Chinese Apple app store has also censored applications from news organizations, including the New York Times, Radio Free Asia, Tibetan News, Voice of Tibet, and other Chinese-language human rights publications.
… The administration of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is accused of denying the Dalai Lama and Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer visas to visit Taiwan in May, reported Radio Free Asia (RFA) on Thursday (May 30).
KBS WORLD RADIO
… Radio Free Asia reported on Tuesday that the IOC said it is glad that dialogue between the two Koreas’ respective national Olympic committees appeared to be gaining momentum.
… Truong Duy Nhat, a blogger with the U.S. Congress-funded Radio Free Asia (RFA), went missing in January in Bangkok, where he had applied for refugee status.
… Tiananmen Mothers, a group of parents whose children were killed in the crackdown and who have through the years been demanding justice for their loved ones, were being tightly watched, according to U.S.-based media Radio Free Asia.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
… In mid-March, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported that since the forced dissolution of the CNRP, “at least 75 party parliamentarians and activists” had fled Cambodia to avoid arrest.