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COVID-19 and Cambodia’s human rights concerns

In late January, Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen, made a televised statement about the spread of misinformation regarding the COVID-19 virus outbreak originating from Wuhan, China.

Tourism in Thailand and Cambodia take a virus hit

Southeast Asia is facing the possibility of billions of dollars in losses from the sharp drop in Chinese tourists since the COVID-19 outbreak.

EU punishes Cambodia over human rights abuses

In December 2019, Cambodian Prime Minister, Hun Sen dismissed a threat from the European Union (EU) to halt special trade privileges over human rights issues.

Cambodia’s disabled left behind

Providing accessibility for the disabled is a major determinant for developing countries to qualify as developed nations.

A rot in Cambodia’s education system?

Yesterday, the ASEAN Post published an article on allegations made by a Cambodian student regarding corruption in his school.

Is Cambodia’s education system corrupted?

On 26 January, Cambodian student Kong Bunrith posted a video on Facebook accusing senior officials in the country’s Ministry of Justice of allegedly taking bribes.

Changing Cambodia’s fashion industry

The world has been taking a beating from environmental abuse by industries, particularly where waste management is concerned. In a traditional economy, mainly dominated by a linear model of take-make-and-dispose, not much consideration is given to the material’s end-of-life.

What is Hun Sen planning for Cambodia’s media?

On 14 January, during his fourth annual meeting with the press, Cambodia’s Prime Minister, Hun Sen announced legal-aid support for the country’s journalists.

Upgrading Cambodia’s public service

It was recently reported that the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) had launched an initiative to connect Cambodia’s public service sector digitally with that of other countries. The point was to find speedier solutions to developmental challenges.

Just another building collapse in Cambodia?

When a single building collapses and kills several people, it’s a tragedy. But if it happens again within the span of only a few months, then it becomes a problem – one that needs to be paid serious attention to and addressed quickly.

Cambodia collapse: 36 dead, rescue called off

The search for victims in the rubble of a collapsed building in southern Cambodia drew to a close Sunday with the final death toll at 36 - the latest tragedy in a string of deadly construction accidents.

Cambodia looks to hydropower, but…

Along with most Southeast Asian countries, Cambodia’s electricity consumption over the past decade has skyrocketed.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen urges media to tell the truth

Last week, in a letter to the Cambodian Editor Forum, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen wrote a statement which seems to counter his alleged actions in the lead up to the country’s controversial July 2018 general election: “News media should dare to speak the truth.”

Cameras check on crime in Cambodia

The Cambodian government plans to install hundreds of security cameras along major roads in Sihanoukville next year.

Workplace violence in Cambodia

21 Cambodian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have renewed a call for the government to resolve 11 concerns regarding gender-based violence at work and the protection of workers’ fundamental freedoms and rights.

Skills or jobs: Which should Cambodia focus on?

Cambodia boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in Southeast Asia. According to research platform for investors, Macrotrends, this number stood at 1.05 percent in 2018, putting its unemployment rate only higher than Thailand’s (0.67 percent) and Lao PDR’s (0.61 percent) when compared to other ASEAN countries.

Singapore boost for Cambodia’s future

Leading institutions in Singapore will be helping Cambodia get ready to fully embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

China crime plaguing Cambodia?

Sihanoukville, Cambodia was once known for its quiet, cosy beaches. An atmosphere that mostly attracted families, individual travellers, and backpackers. That was until the Chinese investment flooded in, driven by the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

ASEAN women are powering the coffee industry

International Coffee Day falls on 1 October every year with coffee businesses offering promotions to coffee lovers worldwide. But if coffee is not your cup of tea, it is important to know that it is a key commodity in Southeast Asia.

The deadly cost of sand mining

Early this year, a 16-minute documentary called “Lost World” was released. The documentary, directed by Kalyanee Mam and produced by Go Project Films, the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, and Heinrich Böll Stiftung, showcases the damage done to Cambodian coastal fisheries by the industrial-scale dredging of sand for sale.