Tag Archive: Human Rights

Death Sentence for Corrupt Vietnamese Bankers.

Vietnam’s punishment for corrupt bankers: Death. On June 29, 2009, upon conviction of running a Ponzi scheme that bamboozled investors of at least $18 billion, Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in… Continue reading

Vietnam jails ex-journalist over blog post.

A popular blogger sentenced to two years in prison as part of a crackdown on Vietnamese criticizing the communist government. A court in Vietnam has sentenced a former journalist to two years in prison for speaking… Continue reading

Phnom Penh – Highly questionable court verdicts.

Cambodian Court Issues Verdicts in Post-Election Violence Case The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has issued a verdict in a case against six people accused of post-election violence in September 2013. The court released… Continue reading

Cambodia asylum – A sad Aussie joke.

Australia asks Cambodia to take asylum seekers amid violent crackdown. The Australian government wants to send some asylum seekers to Cambodia, at a time when the country’s strongman prime minister, Hun Sen, is… Continue reading

The Life of a Cambodian Garment Worker.

Made in Cambodia: A Multi-Fiber Thread of Tears.     By Michelle Tolson As 2013 drew to a close, Cambodian garment factory workers began striking in Phnom Penh for a livable wage. Recently, the Ministry… Continue reading

Cambodia: “Kingdom of Wonder” or “Banana Republic”?

“Cambodia must choose between embracing change or forcibly cracking down on discontent and facing the consequences.” UN human rights envoy to Cambodia Surya Subedi. Prof Surya Subedi said that the return to “old… Continue reading

The Great Southeast Asian Land Grab

Originally posted on Sahrika:
By John Cherry, THE DEPLOMAT, August 08, 2013 Disputes over land tenure threaten social harmony in a number of ASEAN countries. Conflict over land tenure in Southeast Asia’s rural…

Shoe Factory Collapsed – from Bangladesh to Cambodia?

Originally posted on Mu Sochua: MP & Human Rights Advocate:
On site, a few hours after When I visited the family of one of the workers who died, I was told that his…

The Four Southeast Asia Monarchies.

Assessing the Relevance of Southeast Asia’s Monarchies Southeast Asia has four monarchies, each with its own unique traits. Brunei is an absolute monarchy, while Thailand, Malaysia, and Cambodia have the constitutional form. The… Continue reading

Cambodia: Mam Sonando – Such are real winners!

Mam Sonando walks free. Mam Sonando was carried through  the streets by supporters.  Beehive radio owner Mam Sonando was released March 15, 2013, following the verdict by the appeals court.  Hundreds of supporters, mainly from… Continue reading