Category Archive: Neighbour Countries – Nachbarländer

Thai Military Junta – PM General Prayuth Chan-ocha.

The Thai National Legislative Assembly (NLA) voted unanimously for junta chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha to be the 29th prime minister of Thailand.   He was the sole candidate for the job. Prayuth was widely… Continue reading

Cambodia Census 2014.

Population:      14,96 million Agricultural Households:  1,9 million with a population of 8.5 million.

Slower rising Cambodian tourist data.

After years with double-digit growth Cambodia shows signs of a slowing down tourist sector. Between January and June 2014 tourist arrivals totalled 2.2 million, up 5 per cent from the same period of 2013. The dampened growth… Continue reading

Phnom Penh – Two new Mekong bridges planned.

The Cambodian Council of Ministers announced two new bridges spanning across the Mekong River in the eastern and southeastern outskirts of the Khmer capital. One will be connecting the Chroy Changvar peninsula to… Continue reading

Cambodia: Khmer Rouge Tribunal finds Khieu Samphan, Nuon Chea guilty.

Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of crimes against humanity and jailed for life. Two of the former Khmer Rouge leaders were jailed for life after being found guilty of crimes against humanity by Cambodia’s… Continue reading

America’s Devastating Legacy In Vietnam.

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military sprayed about 20 million gallons of herbicides across 5.5 million acres of Vietnamese jungle and countryside. The main herbicide, nicknamed Agent Orange, consisted of two herbicides,… Continue reading

The Thai National Legislative Assembly appointed.

Thai Junta Appoints Army-Dominated Legislature His Majesty the King of Thailand has issued a royal command to appoint 200 members of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA). As expected, more than half of them are… Continue reading

Thailand has an Interim Constitution.

The new interim or provisional constitution grants sweeping powers to the Thai military junta that took over on May 22, 2014 by a coup. Thailand’s military leader, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha secured the king’s endorsement… Continue reading

Vietnam’s Overdue Alliance With America?

The US and Vietnam are perfect allies against China. It’s what Ho Chi Minh wanted all along. By Tuong Lai, aka Nguyen Phuoc Tuong, a sociologist and former adviser to two Vietnamese prime ministers. HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam.   Ours is… Continue reading

After Thai military coup, most Thais are happier – Surprise! Surprise?

Most Thais are happy after the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) took over the administration of Thailand.   The latest survey, conducted by Suan Dusit Poll on 2,091 people from July 1-5,… Continue reading