Cambodia has descended into dictatorship in much the same manner that Ernest Hemingway described going bankrupt: gradually, and then suddenly.
A Japanese Magnitsky law would allow Tokyo to develop a distinctive Asian voice on human rights and democracy.
COVID-19 offered the Cambodian government an opportunity to curb the worst excesses of corruption. Instead, things went in the other direction.
Cambodia’s national internet gateway threatens the rights of freedom of expression and information, and to privacy.
The cancellation, purportedly due to COVID-19, could be a peace offering to the Biden administration.
Providing accessibility for the disabled is a major determinant for developing countries to qualify as developed nations.
Facebook’s reaction to the military coup in Myanmar gives the social media platform the chance to reconsider its policies in the southeast Asia region, notably in Cambodia.
Though the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) may bring only modest short-run economic benefits to Cambodia, the long-run outlook looks positive.
Amid economic crisis, sweeping new legislation on “public order” would stifle dissent—and effectively criminalize people for being poor.
After the discovery of oil in Cambodia’s water territory by Chevron, the US-based company, Cambodia could become one of the major petroleum exporting-countries as there are approximately 400 million barrels of oil reserve in Cambodia territory.
The Cambodian government continues to persecute members of the opposition who criticise its corrupt policies.
Phnom Penh has maintained what has been described as a “cozy relationship" with Beijing for many years, but it was only last year that the controversy over the Ream Naval Base on the Gulf of Thailand intensified when reports circulated that China was seeking a thirty-year lease of the base.
After years of delay, Cambodia began extracting oil for the first time in December 2020, signaling a new era for the country’s economy.
It is unclear if Cambodia’s apparent criticism of Chinese coronavirus vaccines is meant to refute the country’s reputation as China’s proxy. If that is the case, then Cambodia needs to do far more to introduce balance to its foreign policy.
It might behoove opposition figure Sam Rainsy to be thankful Cambodia's monarch doesn't interfere in politics.
The CMA is an awkward amalgam of industry lobby group and regulatory watchdog.
The United States 2021 budget outlines around US$85 million in new funding for Cambodia.
Lack of coherent inoculation plan means a majority of Cambodians may not be vaccinated until mid-2023
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s onslaught against the Cambodian opposition has not ceased.
Late last year, Cambodia finally began oil production, from offshore fields in the Gulf of Thailand.