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Cambodian court upholds sentence for Sam Rainsy

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Cambodian court upholds sentence for Sam Rainsy

The Appeal Court of Cambodia on August 11 upheld the ruling of a lower court to sentence, in absentia, Sam Rainsy, former President of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), to 20 months in prison for defaming Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Strong earthquake hits north Philippines

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Strong earthquake hits north Philippines

A quake of 6.3 magnitude on the Richter scale shook the Luzon island, north of the Philippines on August 11, reported the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs).

Thailand suspends Peace TV’s broadcasting

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Thailand suspends Peace TV’s broadcasting

Thailand has suspended the broadcast license held by the satellite-based Peace TV led by red-shirt leaders for 30 days because its two recent programmes were deemed detrimental to national security.

Laos marks ASEAN founding anniversary

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Laos marks ASEAN founding anniversary

A flag-raising ceremony was held in Vientiane on August 11 in celebration of the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and 20 years of Laos’ engagement in the bloc.

US to sell missiles to Thailand

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US to sell missiles to Thailand

The US State Department said on August 10 that its Government approved the sale of RGM-84L Harpoon Block II Surface Launched Missiles to Thailand.

ASEAN at 50

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ASEAN at 50

After 50 years of establishment and development, ASEAN has proved its position as a strong organisation with wide connectivity and become an important partner of other nations.

SEA Games: Malaysia urges Indonesia to control haze

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SEA Games: Malaysia urges Indonesia to control haze

Malaysia’s sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin has urged the Indonesian government to ensure that haze from raging forest fires will not affect the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 29) which will take place in Malaysia next week.