Category Archive: Neighbour Countries – Nachbarländer

THAILAND CONSIDERS TRACKING TOURISTS WITH GPS.

Thailand, which began arresting citizens last summer for reading copies of George Orwell’s 1984, is now considering tracking tourists with GPS devices. Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, said the government is… Continue reading

India plans to supply Vietnam BrahMos missiles.

Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s maiden visit to India, New Delhi sent out a strong message about its desire to play a greater role in regional security in South-East Asia, making public… Continue reading

Cambodia: Today’s Injustice in Phnom Penh.

City Steps Up Sweep of Street People for Holiday   A Phnom Penh City Hall campaign to clear central Phnom Penh of street-sellers and beggars escalated over the weekend despite the city having… Continue reading

CAMBODIA: New NEC is the key problem for the CNRP and CPP.

An Article from the Asian Human Rights Commission. After almost a year of conflict, the 7-article agreement between the CNRP and the CPP allowed 55 CNRP lawmakers-elect to take their National Assembly seats.… Continue reading

Myanmar’s census with surprises.

Following an incomplete counting due to ethnic conflicts in parts of the country, Myanmar said that its first census in 30 years shows the population to be 51.4 million, some 10 million less… Continue reading

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