Wenxuan Shen

Rohingya Crisis: Rethinking The International Community’s Criticism

Since August 2017, the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar has escalated. According to Independent, approximately 500 thousand Rohingya refugees have rush to the border, which in turn has increased domestic pressure in Bangladesh. This rapid and large-scale refugee crisis has drawn international attention. However, Myanmar’s State Counsellor Ann San Suu Kyi […]

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

On September 27, a Thai court sentenced former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to 5 years in prison. Prime Minister Shinawatra was charged with corruption in the Rice Subsidy Scheme, which led to her becoming Thailand’s first female prime minister in 2011. According to Reuters, the Supreme Court issued a statement on […]

Future Of Cambodia: Democracy Or Dictatorship?

In recent weeks, the Cambodian Government has shut down nearly 32 independent radio stations, banished the US-backed NGO National Democratic Institute, arrested its main opposition party (Cambodia National Rescue Party, CNRP) leader Kem Sokha, and threatened to ban the party altogether. In response to U.S. criticism, Prime Minister Hun Sen […]

Tension Between Cambodia And U.S. Is Rising

The tension between Cambodia and the U.S. is rising recently, which began from the Cambodian banishment of the U.S.-backed NGO National Democratic Institute (NDI) three weeks ago. Moreover, the tension expanded last week, as the Cambodian government accused the main opposition party leader, Kem Sokha’s conspiracy with the U.S. government, which […]

Cambodia Charges Opposition Leader Kem Sokha With Treason

On September 7, 2017, Cambodian opposition leader, Kem Sokha, was charged with treason for scheming with other countries to topple the government. Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Ly Sophana said, “Kem Sokha was charged after a thorough investigation, including interrogation and examination of the evidence.” Although Cambodia is a democracy, it […]

A New Step Toward Resolution Of Border Conflicts Between Cambodia And Laos

On September 1st, 2017, after a closed-door meeting between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisolith, both Cambodian and Lao governments agree to speed up the negotiation about the border conflicts between two countries. The foreign ministers of both countries will meet in Phnom Penh in […]

Cambodian Government Shutdowns Media, Banishes US NGO 1

After Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s criticism of media and NGOs this Tuesday, the Cambodian government shut down fifteen radio stations and banished some Western-backed NGOs, including National Democratic Institute (NDI), a US NGO that receives funding from United States government. Mr Yim Sovann, the Spokesperson for Cambodia National Rescue […]