Cambodian premier says no to foreign military bases

Asia & Pacific 12/07/18, 02:50

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says his government will not allow any foreign military base on its territory following media reports that China has lobbied for a naval base in the Southeast Asian country.Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, center left, introduces Vietnamese officials to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, ...

Cambodia says Khmer Rouge tribunal that convicted 3 is done

World 11/18/18, 20:08

Cambodia has reiterated it intends to end the work of the U.N.-backed tribunal that last week convicted the last two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng said the tribunal's work had been completed and there would not be ...

Experts weigh the record of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal

World 11/17/18, 04:23

After spending nine years and more than $300 million to prosecute leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million of their countrymen, a U.N.-assisted tribunal has ended up convicting only three people for the communist group's heinous actions.Was it worth it?These kinds of proceedings don't run ...

Update: Last 2 Khmer Rouge leaders convicted of genocide

Asia & Pacific 11/15/18, 23:48

The Latest on the tribunal judging Khmer Rouge responsibility (all times local):11:15 a.m.Nuon Chea, who was the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist and No. 2 leader, is seen on screen at the court's press center at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Friday, Nov. 16, ...

Cambodian tribunal session set for verdicts on Khmer Rouge

World 11/15/18, 21:55

The international tribunal to judge the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians has opened its session to deliver its verdicts on charges of genocide and other crimes.Cambodian students enter into the courtroom before the hearings against two former Khmer Rouge ...

Verdicts on Khmer Rouge leaders may be tribunal’s last gasp

World 11/14/18, 21:43

The U.N.-assisted international tribunal in Cambodia judging the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people will issue verdicts Friday in perhaps the last such trial.Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan are the last two surviving senior leaders of the radical communist group ...

Diversity among Asians divides them on affirmative action

Asia & Pacific 11/02/18, 10:04

A federal judge in Boston is scheduled to hear closing arguments Friday in a highly publicized lawsuit alleging that elite Harvard discriminates against Asian-Americans.Much of the spotlight has been on affluent Chinese-Americans with stellar academic scores who say the college rejects Asians in favor of lesser-qualified applicants. They say factoring ...

Cambodian refugee who killed as 14-year-old seeks pardon

California 10/24/18, 20:49

By his own account, Borey Ai was a 14-year-old gangster when he killed a woman during a robbery that netted about $300.He spent 19 years in prison before parole officials decided he had turned his life around. He walked out of San Quentin prison in November 2016 and into the ...

Malaysia, Cambodia offer 2 Asian narratives of change at UN

Asia & Pacific 09/28/18, 09:56

Two veteran Southeast Asian leaders appearing at the United Nations on Friday present a microcosm of a dynamic region enjoying rapid economic growth but struggling to fan away egregious human rights problems that follow it like a bad smell.On the one hand is Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, who at the grand ...

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