Category Archive: ASEAN

Phnom Penh, March 19, 2015, 11.14 am

Myanmar Strives for Unity.

Myanmar sits at the strategic junction between China, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent – the site of the ancient Southern Silk Road.   Under British rule, the country was known as the… Continue reading

Phnom Penh – Two kind of power towers…

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

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

Russia seeks closer defense cooperation with Thai Junta.

Russia is ready to sell weapons to Thailand as Moscow wants to see a new era of military and security cooperation to combat transnational crime and terrorism. A closer cooperation between the Thai… Continue reading

The Critical Bay of Bengal.

The Bay of Bengal is a single world of Indian migration throughout maritime Southeast Asia. By Robert D. Kaplan    STRATFOR Amitav Ghosh is, to my mind the most brilliant, serious fiction writer… Continue reading

Declaration of bankruptcy of the Cambodian education system?

The scores of the Cambodian national grade 12 exams, on August 4 and 5, 2014, indicate a great concern for the quality of education in Cambodia. To cheat or not to cheat makes… Continue reading