Myanmar – Student movements are rising once again.

Myanmar marches towards a moment of truth. At the forefront of political activism since colonial times, student movements are rising once again in a nationwide protest. Following the 1998 crackdown on student-led demonstrations… Continue reading

Conférence : Cuisine populaire cambodgienne

Originally posted on Sinogastronomie:
J’ai eu la chance d’assister hier (21 février 2014), à l’antenne phnom-penhoise du Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), à une conférence de Hart Feuer, intitulée « Urban Brokers of Rural Cuisine :…

China’s island-building spree is about more than just military might

Originally posted on Quartz:
China’s playing Monopoly in the South China Sea—only, instead of building hotels on Pacific Avenue, it’s constructing helipads and, in some cases, whole new islands. In less than a…

Myanmar Army to end underage recruitment?

The Myanmar Army has taken action against 327 soldiers who were involved in underage recruitment last year. The Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) is now escalating efforts to remove underage soldiers with 50 officers and 277… Continue reading

Cambodia – 10 % of 7- to 14-year-olds classified as child laborers.

Almost a quarter of Cambodian students aged 7 to 14 are forced to give up school. A new UNESCO study titled Fixing the Broken Promise of Education for All found a high correlation… Continue reading

Police Seize Largest-Ever Haul of ‘Fake’ Ground Coffee.

Originally posted on Sahrika:
By:Saing Soenthrith , The Cambodia Daily, January 21, 2015 Forty tons of counterfeit ground coffee and eight tons of raw ingredients were seized from a factory in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok…

Kampot, Kratie and Battambang future UNESCO towns?

Le Cambodge demandera à l’UNESCO d’inscrire trois villes anciennes sur la “Liste du patrimoine mondial”. Ces trois villes provinciales sont la ville de Battambang, la ville de Kampot, et la ville de Kratié. “Nous… Continue reading

Cambodian Prime Minister Reflects on 30 Years of Power.

In the 30 years since Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen took control of the country, the “Strongman” has ruled Cambodia with corruption, charisma, and brute force. If I was a bad leader, would… Continue reading

Withering Myanmar forest areas.

In the last few years, a million acres of forest have been cleared to make way for 300 new hydropower dams in Myanmar. Within the four fiscal years from 2011/12 to 2014/15 under the… Continue reading

The Rights of Others in Cambodia.

Over the last few years, the Cambodian Government has granted land concessions to private national and international companies at an alarming rate for agriculture, mining, and infrastructure development. Most of these lands were… Continue reading