'I had to do it': Student leader defies Thailand's royal taboo

Asia Pacific | FOCUS Aug 29, 2020

'I had to do it': Student leader defies Thailand's royal taboo

When university student "Rung" calmly read out 10 demands to reform Thailand's monarchy before thousands of protesters at a pro-democracy rally this month, she defied the country's biggest political taboo. Backed by an arch-royalist military and shielded by draconian royal defamation laws, the superrich monarchy ...

Japan and Cambodia to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions in September

National Aug 23, 2020

Japan and Cambodia to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions in September

Japan and Cambodia agreed Saturday to reopen borders to their expatriates as early as next month on condition they self-quarantine for 14 days and take other precautions against the novel coronavirus. Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi agreed on the policy with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ...