Category: Business

Prison Riot in Northern Myanmar Leaves 4 Dead

YANGON Four prisoners were killed during a riot at a northern Myanmar jail, officials said Thursday, coming on the heels of an amnesty, which saw more than 6,000 inmates released — including high-profile Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.The…

Thai King Officially Crowned, Cementing Royal Authority

BANGKOK Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn was officially crowned Saturday in an elaborate centuries-old royal tradition that last happened seven decades ago.The coronation represents a renewal of the monarchy’s power after the October 2016 death of…

Journalists Behind Prison Bars in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH � The heat was unbearable.Even now, on the outside, Cambodian journalist Yeang Sothearin is reminded of it every time the temperature rises: the stifling overcrowded cell at Prey Sar prison, where he and fellow former Radio Free Asia journal…