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LinkAsia Headlines: Aug 7, 2014
A UN-backed tribunal sentenced two former Khmer Rouge leaders to life in prison. Both were found guilty of crimes against humanity for their involvement in "Killing Fields". About 1.7 million...

Carbon Crooks
Carbon Crooks investigates the dubious business of buying and selling carbon credits in the wake of protocol to cut carbon emissions and curb greenhouse gases. But is this new form...

LinkAsia News: 7/25/14
Once A Fugitive, Owner of the Sewol Ferry Is Found Dead
(LinkAsia: 7/25/14) Yoo Byung-eun, the head of the family-owned company that operated the stricken Sewol ferry, was found dead this week. The South Korean public’s faith in the government...

LinkAsia Headlines: July 22, 2014
The official result of the Indonesian president election was announced and Jokowi Widodo won by 6 percentage points. South Korean police announced that Yoo Byung-eus, the fugitive businessman who was...

LinkAsia News: 7/18/14
Hong Kong Wrestles With Democracy, While Singapore Rallies for Gay Rights
(LinkAsia: 7/18/14) Elections may be a few years away in Hong Kong, but there's a fierce debate happening between democracy advocates and Beijing's supporters over whether the mainland would control...

LinkAsia News: July 11, 2014
Japan and China Race For Approval in the Region
(LinkAsia: 7/11/14) Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Australia this week to continue drumming up support for a build-up Japanese armed forces. The meetings in Canberra took place just a...

LinkAsia Headlines: July 3, 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a summit meeting with South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Thursday at Seoul, hoping to strengthen commercial and diplomatic ties. Meanwhile, Japan eases sanction against...

LinkAsia Headlines: June 26, 2014
South Korean President Park Geun-hye's search for a new Prime Minister ends after no suitable replacement was found. Chung Hong-won, who had resigned last month from the position to take...

LinkAsia News: June 20, 2014
This week on LinkAsia, China harshly punishes eight Uyghurs for attacking Tiananmen Square, South Korean prime ministerial nominee Moon Chang-geuk comes under fire, cheating to win a place at a...

Comments Made in 2005 Haunt South Korean PM Nominee

(LinkAsia: 6/20/14) South Korean President Park Geun-hye is having a hard time retaining a prime minister; the last one resigned over the Sewol Ferry disaster. Her latest nominee, journalist...

LinkAsia Headlines: June 5, 2014
The results of South Korea's local elections show the public is willing to give President Park Geun-hye's government a second chance, despite her recent drop in approval ratings, likely due...

LinkAsia News: May 30, 2014
This week on LinkAsia, Vietnam weighs its options amidst a standoff with China in the South China Sea, a fire at a convalescent hospital becomes South Korea's latest tragedy, security...