Cambodia – Wholesale sell-off of its land.

LICADHO opens up its Land Concessions (ELC) data and urges full transparency from the Cambodian Government. The Cambodian League for the Protection and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) published its land concession dataset including… Continue reading

Cambodian Parliament passes controversial election laws.

After seven months of talks between senior CPP and CNRP party leaders, Cambodia’s lawmakers attended a special session of parliament to vote on the two new elections laws.  Opposition leader Sam Rainsy asked… Continue reading

….. And what about Cambodia’s Growth in 2015?

Emerging markets in Asia and Africa will continue to lead global growth in 2015. Expectations are for the world to grow by 3.2% this year and a faster 3.7% in 2016. The U.S.… Continue reading

Phnom Penh, March 19, 2015, 11.14 am

Enjoy your day in Cambodia – The Kingdom of Wonder.

PM goads court to charge Kem Sokha Days after deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha used a trip to the US to finally air his longstanding grievances with last July’s political deal, Prime Minister… Continue reading

China’s Military Installations in the Spratly Islands.

Satellite Image Update. Recent high-resolution images show new areas of reclamation on Mischief and Subi Reefs, and intensive construction on Fiery Cross as well as several other reefs. By Victor Robert Lee  … Continue reading

Myanmar fails transition test…….

……with brutal crackdown on students and monks. The return of sponsored thugs was a shock, but the government can still pass the challenges of democratization. Students marching in a largely peaceful nationwide demonstration found… Continue reading

Cambodia: “Work faster or get out!”

Clothes retailers accused of labor abuses in Cambodia. Labor violations, union busting and corruption are common norm in Cambodia’s garment industry, according to a report released by Human Rights Watch. Workers in Cambodia’s… Continue reading

Thai countdown for foreign migrant workers.

Hundreds of thousands of Cambodian, Laotian and Burmese migrant workers in Thailand have been given until June 30 to obtain new work permits from Thai authorities or face deportation. The Thai government approved… Continue reading

China is losing out on manufacturing to SEA.

China-ASEAN Wage Comparisons and the 70 Percent Production Capacity Benchmark. Total cost of labor (using minimum wage plus cost of welfare) is comparable in China, Thailand and Malaysia. But other countries are far… Continue reading