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…

Posted in Market May 9, 2019

Profiles: The Reuters Journalists Who Exposed Myanmar Atrocities

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe OO spent more than 500 days in prison in Myanmar after exposing atrocities against the country’s Rohingya people. The two were freed this week as part of a general amnesty and after global condemnation of their …

Posted in Market May 8, 2019

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…

Posted in Market May 4, 2019

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…

Posted in Market May 3, 2019

Thais Voting in First Election Since 2014 Coup

Thai voters are going to the polls Sunday for the first time in nearly five years.Thailand’s military junta took power in May 2014, when then-army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha led a coup that toppled the government.Junta leader Prayuth said Sunday morning a…

Posted in Market March 23, 2019