Millions of migrant workers from Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos toil in Thailand’s low-skilled sectors, where limited state oversight and unscrupulous employment practices leave many vulnerable to exploitation and modern slavery, activists say.
The two defendants are accused of sending secret information to Radio Free Asia after it closed its office in Cambodia. They acknowledged sending news to their former employer but said it involved openly available information.
Reports of a secret military deal between Cambodia and China have sparked increased tensions between the Southeast Asian nation and the United States. With bilateral interactions at a new low, experts say it is up to the U.S. to refresh the relationship soon or risk further alienation of Cambodia.