Cambodia may receive a lot of criticism aimed especially at its politics and human rights, but the Kingdom is apparently doing something right. Recent reports show that Cambodia has made leaps and bounds as far as protecting its children go. This is especially significant considering the fact that (relative to some other ASEAN countries) a large portion of its population are made up of young people.
The fact that Cambodia has a problem with child labour is nothing new. The fact that many of these children also work under hazardous conditions in brick kilns is simply tragic. Nonetheless, the government has taken proactive steps in attempting to address the issue.