Brendan Brady reports on politics, human rights, business, religion, culture and environmental issues in Asia and the Pacific. He works in print, video, photography and radio.
Los Angeles Times
Khmer Rouge Trial Fraught with Drama

Khmer Rouge Trial Fraught with Drama

Four former Khmer Rouge leaders accused of genocide go on trial in Cambodia on Monday before a U.N.-backed tribunal amid charges of political meddling in the investigation of other cases.
A Deadly Serious Game

A Deadly Serious Game

The video game Undercover UXO is a new tool aimed at educating young Cambodians about the dangers of land mines and other explosives across the war-pocked Southeast Asian country.
Former Khmer Rouge stronghold struggles with history

Former Khmer Rouge stronghold struggles with history

Cambodia's new national curriculum requires students to learn about their country's brutal history. Former Khmer Rouge cadres who are now parents would rather not talk about it.
Cambodia garment workers protest low pay

Cambodia garment workers protest low pay

Encouraged by labor agitation in the region, tens of thousands of workers stage a walkout. It nets only a government proposal to discuss benefits in the future, but organizers call the strike a success.
Cambodia's drug rehab system decried

Cambodia’s drug rehab system decried

Rights groups and former detainees say it's rife with unlawful detention and physical abuse that masquerades as rehabilitation. The government denies the charges.
Khmer Rouge Prison Chief Sentenced

Khmer Rouge Prison Chief Sentenced

The math teacher-turned-revolutionary betrayed little emotion as a judge read a statement saying that the coercive climate in which he followed orders, matched by his expression of remorse and cooperation with the tribunal, warranted a lesser sentence than life in prison. Victims and their families are dismayed.
Foreign Correspondents of Cambodia Civil War Hold Bittersweet Reunion

Foreign Correspondents of Cambodia Civil War Hold Bittersweet Reunion

Journalists gather in Phnom Penh 35 years after the conflict to remember their wild nights and fallen comrades. The front lines in Cambodia’s war were even more vague than in Vietnam, the rules of engagement less defined, and there were no U.S. helicopters to extract distressed reporters from harm's way.
Cambodia Sends Uighur Asylum-Seekers Back to China

Cambodia Sends Uighur Asylum-Seekers Back to China

Human rights workers fear the group face prison or execution in China, where nine Uighurs have been to death over July protests. Some say China's aid to the poor nation played a role in the decision.
Cambodia's First War Crimes Trial Marred by Flaws

Cambodia’s First War Crimes Trial Marred by Flaws

The trial of Khmer Rouge prison commander Comrade Duch underscores the difficulties of such an endeavor in a country with a reputation for corruption and a compromised judiciary.
In Abrupt Reversal, Khmer Rouge Prison Chief Asks Tribunal to Release Him

In Abrupt Reversal, Khmer Rouge Prison Chief Asks Tribunal to Release Him

A former Khmer Rouge prison chief who presided over the torture of about 15,000 prisoners who were later executed astonished observers of Cambodia's first genocide trial Friday by asking judges to release him because he had already served enough prison time and arguing that he shouldn't have been prosecuted in the first place.