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WATCH: Campaigning for Cambodia’s election is in full swing. Twelve political parties are vying for 1,646 commune council seats across the country.
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Heng Soythy
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05/25/2017 at 01:16. Facebook
He vows to give residents of communes a bigger say in decision-making and the ability to rate their local leadership.
He vows to give residents of communes a bigger say in decisionmaking

Interview: ‘When Our Citizens Are Empowered, They Can Protect Their Own Interests’

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05/25/2017 at 00:14. Facebook
About 900 Myanmar government representatives, lawmakers, top military and political party officials, and delegates from ethnic armed groups opened the second round of de facto national leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s key peace initiative on Wednesday.
About 900 Myanmar government representatives lawmakers top military and politica

Myanmar Government Opens Second Session of Key Peace Talks

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05/24/2017 at 18:50. Facebook
WATCH: Turtle species in Myanmar are under threat as humans capture them for illegal wildlife trade to China. But efforts made over the last decade to save the tortoises are promising.
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05/24/2017 at 03:02. Facebook
The Arakan Army (AA), Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA), and Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) have now been invited to participate in the second round of the 21st Century Panglong Conference in the capital Naypyidaw.
The Arakan Army AA Taang National Liberation Army TNLA and Myanmar National

Myanmar Invites Three Previously Shunned Ethnic Armed Groups to Peace Talks

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05/24/2017 at 01:59. Facebook
One whose home was put under guard, jailed blogger Mother Mushroom, was honored this year with the U.S. State Department’s International Woman of Courage Award for her work highlighting rights abuses and promoting peaceful dissent in the one-party communist state.
One whose home was put under guard jailed blogger Mother Mushroom was

Dissidents’ Movements Blocked Ahead of US-Vietnam Rights Dialogue in Hanoi

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05/24/2017 at 00:23. Facebook
Also on Tuesday, Myanmar's army cleared itself of allegations of atrocities against Muslim Rohingya the UN said it likely committed during an operation to hunt down insurgents in Rakhine state last year.
Also on Tuesday Myanmars army cleared itself of allegations of atrocities against

Buddhist Authorities Ban Myanmar’s Ultranationalist Ma Ba Tha Group

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05/23/2017 at 00:57. Facebook
About 600 residents protested against the tankers moving into the area, as the operation of a long-delayed and controversial U.S. $1.5-billion pipeline gets under way.
About 600 residents protested against the tankers moving into the area as

Hundreds Protest Presence of Chinese Oil Tankers in Myanmar Port City

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05/22/2017 at 23:55. Facebook
The Vietnamese Catholic jailed since 2011 for singing politically sensitive songs was released this week from prison four months before finishing his six-year term.
The Vietnamese Catholic jailed since 2011 for singing politically sensitive songs was

Vietnamese Singer Released From Prison Four Months Early

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05/22/2017 at 21:21. Facebook
WATCH: An opera troupe tours rural China, defending a dying art form. Jin opera, characterized by upbeat songs and wooden clapper instruments, has seen its fortunes fade with the end of government funding.
Observers are questioning Beijing's motive behind the mass examinations.
Observers are questioning Beijing's motive behind the mass examinations

Uyghurs Forced to Undergo Medical Exams, DNA Sampling

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Losal’s body was taken away by the police, who refused to allow his family members to claim his remains.
Losals body was taken away by the police who refused to allow

Tibetan Monk Sets Himself Ablaze in Qinghai in 150th Self-Immolation

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WATCH: Will faulty ink leave a stain on Cambodia’s elections? The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party found that the supposedly ‘indelible’ ink could be easily washed off with nail polish remover, dish washing liquid, hair-straightening shampoo and other consumer products.
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Kim Jong Un is granting privileges to those who study nuclear and missile technology and development, causing North Koreans to embrace careers they once shunned because of meager rewards.
Kim Jong Un is granting privileges to those who study nuclear and

More North Koreans Become Scientists to Reap Privileges From The Regime

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But little is said about allegations regarding the scale of the deforestation and smuggling, other than a pledge to investigate the findings.
But little is said about allegations regarding the scale of the deforestation

Cambodia Rejects Report Detailing Timber Smuggling to Vietnam

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Sokhom Prins
Meas Pisal
The company is harvesting timber from areas outside of the reservoir it was contracted to clear and then bringing the logs there to legitimize them.
The company is harvesting timber from areas outside of the reservoir it

Cambodia’s Lower Sesan 2 Dam Reservoir Used to Launder Illegal Timber: Police

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Sokhom Prins
Government, military, and other officials are increasingly using Article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law to file defamation suits against their critics under the current civilian administration of de facto national leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Government military and other officials are increasingly using Article 66d of the

Myanmar Military Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Independent Newspaper

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In other news, via the The New York Times ...
In other news via the The New York Times

Opinion | Why Do We Appease North Korea?

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Sokhom Prins
Rights groups call for the immediate and unconditional release of the three workers.
Rights groups call for the immediate and unconditional release of the three workers

Three Lao Workers Handed Lengthy Jail Terms for Slamming Government Online

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Khamphanh Sayaphoum
Shui Meng Ng
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Meanwhile, the government has OK'ed a six-month test run for the same Formosa steel plant that caused the devastating waste spill last year.
Meanwhile the government has OKed a sixmonth test run for the same

Vietnam Defends Arrest of Anti-Formosa Activist

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