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Cambodia Gears Up For Low-Stakes Senate Election

Cambodia Gears Up For Low-Stakes Senate Election

By Sebastian Strangio
The ruling CPP is set to sweep most of the seats, after which it is expected to appoint former Prime Minister Hun Sen as the body's president.

In Farcical Vote, Kyrgyz ‘Foreign Representative’ Law Moves Ahead Again

In Farcical Vote, Kyrgyz ‘Foreign Representative’ Law Moves Ahead Again

By Catherine Putz
Despite being under serious government pressure, Kyrgyz media reported that some deputies cast votes for their absent colleagues in violation of parliamentary rules.
Why China Doesn’t Have an Opposition Leader Like Navalny

Why China Doesn’t Have an Opposition Leader Like Navalny

By Yaqiu Wang
The popular Russian opposition leader has died in prison, but even his tragic career would have been impossible in China.

Corruption in Malaysia: The No Shame Game

Corruption in Malaysia: The No Shame Game

By Sophie Lemière
From prison, disgraced former Prime Minister Najib Razak is plotting an unlikely political comeback. Don't rule it out.

Indonesian Election Shows Advances In Deradicalization Methods

Indonesian Election Shows Advances In Deradicalization Methods

By Aisyah Llewellyn
A number of former members of the extremist group Jemaah Islamiyah cast their votes in last week's election, some for the first time.

Xi Jinping’s Quest for Self-governance Without Democracy

Xi Jinping’s Quest for Self-governance Without Democracy

By Jonghyuk Lee
In the quest to ensure local accountability, elections are out; the “Fengqiao Experience” is in. 

India’s Assam State to Introduce Uniform Civil Code

India’s Assam State to Introduce Uniform Civil Code

By Rajeev Bhattacharyya
It is the third state after Uttarakhand and Gujarat – all ruled by the Hindu nationalist BJP – to take steps toward a common civil law for all religious groups.
What Malaysia’s New King Means For the Country’s Monarchy

What Malaysia’s New King Means For the Country’s Monarchy

By Prem Singh Gill
In recent years, the ceremonial monarchs have been taking a more active role in the country's political life.

Indonesian Presidential Contenders Call for Parliamentary Probe Into Election

Indonesian Presidential Contenders Call for Parliamentary Probe Into Election

By Sebastian Strangio
Anies Baswedan and Ganjar Pranowo have both expressed concerns that last week's election was tainted by fraud and abuses of power.

UN Expert Cites Need for Legal Reforms in the Philippines

UN Expert Cites Need for Legal Reforms in the Philippines

By Mong Palatino
The U.N. special rapporteur noted some improvements under the Marcos administration, but “not sufficient to turn the page decisively on the past.”

Prominent Karakalpak Activists Aqylbek Muratbai Facing Extradition From Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan

Prominent Karakalpak Activists Aqylbek Muratbai Facing Extradition From Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan

By Catherine Putz
Muratbai has been a vital voice in calling attention to Uzbekistan's persecution of the Karakalpak people. His detention in Kazakhstan is yet another warning shot.
Indian Farmers to Press Ahead With March to New Delhi

Indian Farmers to Press Ahead With March to New Delhi

By Associated Press
They have rejected the Modi government’s offer of a five-year contract for a guaranteed minimum price for five crops.

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