Daily Archive: January 5, 2012

Phnom Penh: Beggars, prostitutes rounded up ahead of ASEAN summit.

The Phnom Penh Department of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation has cleared the city’s streets of 477 beggars and 440 street-based sex worker. The reason for this is obviously clear: to “make… Continue reading

Thailand: Thai government learns fast from European sovereign debt crisis.

The Thai cabinet yesterday decided to transfer responsibility for 1.14 trillion baht (36 billion U.S. dollars) in outstanding debt from the 1997 economic crisis to the central bank. This transfer decision paves the… Continue reading

Cambodia: Banteay Chhmar, the second Angkor Wat.

Banteay Chhmar, one of Cambodia’s grandest monuments, is slowly awakening after eight centuries of isolated slumber. The massive temple of Banteay Chhmar, along with its satellite shrines and reservoir (baray), comprises one of… Continue reading