Across Asean there is a diversity of political systems and leadership, as well as wide economic gaps.
In a meeting this week both foreign ministers said they would speed up negotiations over joint development in offshore blocs.
The Thai foreign minister made his request on an official visit to Cambodia and suggested consideration of a royal pardon.
Recently, Prime Minister Hun Sen has called for the nullification of land certificates in protected natural areas in Cambodia.
Over the year, nearly 110,000 people sat in on court proceedings to observe the trial process, Huy Vannak said.
The draft law has come under continued criticism from international and local NGOs, who say it will stymie their work.
The two appeared before the Court of Appeals on Wednesday, withdrawing their appeal without explanation.
The 19-year-old defrocked monk told VOA Khmer that he had startled a cleaning woman at his pagoda in Soc Trang province.
Chan Cheng and a party lawyer are accused of helping a party activist, Meas Peng, wanted for questioning in a land dispute.
The National Assembly, which is dominated by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party, voted to suspend Chan Cheng’s immunity last week.
Eight men died on Friday, when a controlled explosion underground ruptured a water source, flooding the mine in Kratie province.
Only 8 percent of commune councilors were women in 2002, compared to 15 percent after the 2007 elections.