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Amid the economic fallout from COVID-19, Hun Sen’s government has succeeded in keeping a lid on rising public discontent—but for how much longer?
Cambodia’s Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, amid claims that that overlending to poor borrowers, who can ill-afford to repay, has resulted in land seizures and the further immiseration of the poor.
Treasury’s listing of the Chinese-owned Union Development Group has reignited rumors that Beijing is eyeing a military presence on Cambodia’s coast.
The United States government has stepped up its diplomatic pressure on Beijing and imposed sanctions on a Chinese state-owned company for human rights abuses and the seizure of land in Cambodia used in a $3.8 billion property development.
Harping on the EU’s ‘unfair’ withdrawal of trade preferences will do nothing to address the serious challenges facing the country.
There are risks, but the region has a lot to gain from the international race to find an effective vaccine.
The shrinking Tonle Sap, the river’s “beating heart,” is the latest wake-up call of the damage wrought by dams.
A handover of power from long-serving Hun Sen to his eldest son will require a broader generational transition with the ruling CPP.
His trial and conviction demonstrated both the potential, and limits, of international justice.
Foreign Minister Motegi’s recent visit underlines Tokyo’s sense of urgency.
A conversation with author, journalist and television producer Glen Felgate.
Cambodia has to bring in the Indian card to balance China’s economic and geopolitical influence in Cambodia as well as in Southeast Asia.
Latchford leaves behind a dark legacy of looting and cultural destruction, which will long outlive him.
Brights spots and where to put your spare cash amid the pandemic.
“This is a David vs. Goliath case that will redefine access to justice for the victims of corporate abuse in Southeast Asia and beyond,” one expert said.
Is the COVID-motivated shift enough to support all the laid-off garment industry workers? Who will really benefit?
Flights from Indonesia and Malaysia were cancelled as confirmed cases from abroad spiked.
If the West truly wants to change Hun Sen’s behavior, it needs to understand how he sees the world.
Hun Sen’s number one son has the resume but needs broad support.
In explaining Cambodia’s relative COVID-19 success, it is vital to acknowledge the foreign aid and local donations that have poured in.