Tag Archive: Cambodia

Khmer Rouge – 40 years since Phnom Penh’s fall.

Phnom Penh, April 12, 1975. Twelve U.S. helicopters took off that day from the Phnom Penh Pochentong Airfield, carrying a few hundred foreigners and Cambodians to safety, away from the invading Khmer Rouge troops. The… Continue reading

Laos – A landlocked or landlinked pivot in SEA?

Laos as China’s pivot state for mainland ASEAN. (I) Laos as China’s pivot state for mainland ASEAN (II) This tiny and impoverished Southeast Asian state is ever more becoming the geopolitical fulcrum for the… Continue reading

….. And what about Cambodia’s Growth in 2015?

Emerging markets in Asia and Africa will continue to lead global growth in 2015. Expectations are for the world to grow by 3.2% this year and a faster 3.7% in 2016. The U.S.… Continue reading

Cambodia: “Work faster or get out!”

Clothes retailers accused of labor abuses in Cambodia. Labor violations, union busting and corruption are common norm in Cambodia’s garment industry, according to a report released by Human Rights Watch. Workers in Cambodia’s… Continue reading

Kampot, Kratie and Battambang future UNESCO towns?

Le Cambodge demandera à l’UNESCO d’inscrire trois villes anciennes sur la “Liste du patrimoine mondial”. Ces trois villes provinciales sont la ville de Battambang, la ville de Kampot, et la ville de Kratié. “Nous… Continue reading

The Rights of Others in Cambodia.

Over the last few years, the Cambodian Government has granted land concessions to private national and international companies at an alarming rate for agriculture, mining, and infrastructure development. Most of these lands were… Continue reading

China offers billions to the Greater Mekong Region.

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang offered huge financial and technical support for infrastructure development projects in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS). The main proposals and projects: Five Chinese proposals on transport links, investment schemes,… Continue reading

Most see Cambodia on the wrong path.

The Asia Foundation Cambodian Public Opinion Survey reveals sobering trends. Despite significant economic growth and poverty reduction over the last 10 years, Cambodians think that the country is heading in the wrong direction and are… Continue reading

“Most of the victims are farmers, workers and students.”

A total of 4,840 traffic accidents has claimed the lives of 2,148 people in Cambodia in the first 11 months of 2014. This as  a tragic increase of 247 over the same period… 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