Category Archive: Neighbour Countries – Nachbarländer

Opium production in South-East Asia reaches new high.

Opium production in South-East Asia has increased 2014, to three times the levels of 2006. Myanmar remained the area’s top producer, second worldwide only to Afghanistan, according to the UN Office on Drugs… Continue reading

Thai Junta buys Russian Superjets.

The three planes were acquired by the Royal Thai Government through the Royal Thai Air Force and will be used by the Thai Government. The Superjet 100, built by Russian Sukhoi Civil Aircraft,… Continue reading

Phnom Penh – Two kind of power towers…

Doubts on Thai junta’s road map to democracy.

A report from the International Crisis Group (ICG) has cast doubt on the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)’s pledge to restore democracy. . “The NCPO’s suspension of civil liberties, media censorship and… Continue reading

Spratly Islands new Chinese military base.

China Has Built a New Base on Top of a Coral Reef. A tropical coral reef has been transformed by the Chinese military into a base that could host a 3,000-meter long airstrip… Continue reading

Cambodia’s excellence in power distribution!

Unused Electricity From Dam Cost the Cambodian Government Millions of US$. Since the 246-megawatt Stung Atay Dam in the Cambodian province Koh Kong went online in mid-August 2014, all of the electricity it… Continue reading

China’s new deals with Myanmar.

Energy tops the list of China’s investments in Myanmar. China and Myanmar pushed cooperation forward, introducing an energy liaison committee and signing more than a dozen deals relating to energy, finance, infrastructure and… Continue reading

ASEAN – $20 Billion from China!

China cozies up to ASEAN with $20 billion in loans. By AFP  –  The Economic Times China offered $20 billion in loans and floated the possibility of a “friendship treaty” with Southeast Asian nations,… Continue reading

Khmer King Norodom Sihamoni – A dancer, a puppet, a prisoner of the palace?

Monarch Wears a Hollow Crown in a Kafkaesque Kingdom. BY SOVANNARITH KEO | NOVEMBER 12, 2014  –  The Cambodia Daily. If Jayavarman VII is known among Cambodians and the rest of the world… Continue reading

Today’s headlines from Cambodia.

Nepotism in Assembly Not Illegal, Spokesman Says CPP National Assembly spokesman Chheang Vun said that there will be no investigation into why the parliament’s bureaucratic ranks are stacked with family members of one… Continue reading