Monthly Archive: November, 2011

Phnom Penh: Cambodian Justice (1).

Dy Proem, a cousin of Prime Minister Hun Sen was found guilty in absentia of corruption and sentenced to two years in prison yesterday. But she remains free in Phnom Penh as a… Continue reading

Bangkok. Luxury Cars most wanted.

Luxury cars from Europe are high on the wish lists of wealthy Asians. In the daily newspapers in Thailand you may find more and more specialist inserts, advertisements and colorful reports of luxury… Continue reading

Cambodia: Road conditions to Ta Ken and Koh Sla, Kampot province.

Roads in the Cambodian countryside, in the southern province of Kampot. This region in the Kampot province is also known as a former Khmer Rouge “Island”, a stronghold from the 1960 until 1998.… Continue reading

Cambodia: State expenditures fall into the lurch

Cambodia‘s 2012 budget passed through the National Assembly unopposed, without a single question asked and no parliamentary debate.   Boycott by opposition party. And this in a time and situation  government, opposition and… Continue reading

Cambodia: Opposition urges government to axe 500 advisors.

The opposition Human Rights Party has criticized the government for its long list of advisors and called for 500 positions to be axed to cut public expenditure. “The government has to stop corruption… Continue reading

Phnom Penh: Traffic Jam on Sunday Morning.

Revised Cambodian Public Holidays 2012 – Offizielle Feiertage in Kambodscha (Geändert).

Preliminary List of Public Holidays in Cambodia for year 2012. Cambodian holidays in 2012 includes many traditional festivals and Buddhist holidays, which are based on lunar calendars, thus the Cambodian holiday dates change… Continue reading

Cambodia: The First Khmer Newspaper.

The first Khmer Newspaper, Nagara Vatta, or Nokor Wat/Angkor Wat, was founded in 1936. Read more:

Thailand: Draconian penalties for “lese majeste”.

Thai man sentenced to 20 years in prison for ‘insulting’ monarchy. On Wednesday, Ampon Tangnoppakul, aka “Uncle SMS”was sentenced to 20 years in jail. A Thai court found him guilty of lese majeste… Continue reading

Asia: A Month of Milestones.

In the shadow of the debt crisis in Europe and America and the fears of an economic downturn in recent weeks Asia has taken decisive steps for a common future. Capturing the most… Continue reading