Asia Times

Deforestation warming Cambodia, activists say

As the impacts of climate change become more apparent worldwide, members of the public are connecting more weather events to the phenomenon. In March and April, for example, extreme heat baked mainland Southeast Asia. On April 20, Vietnam set an all-time observed record high temperature, 43 ...

Michael Tatarski
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/06/article/deforestation-warming-cambodia-activists-say/

International law perspective on protection of human rights in Cambodia

History was created by the European Parliament on September 13. For the time since the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission known as UNTAC (United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia), the Parliament passed a 13-point resolution aimed at according tougher actions against Cambodia and its rulers similar ...

Awathey Ek
http://www.atimes.com/international-law-perspective-on-protection-of-human-rights-in-cambodia/

New start or sad end for Cambodia’s last free newspaper?

Saturday’s announcement of the sale of The Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia’s oldest and most respected newspaper, came as no surprise to many who had been following recent events in the country. Rumors had circulated for months about the fate of the country’s last independent English-language ...

Alan Parkhouse
http://www.atimes.com/article/new-start-or-sad-end-for-cambodias-last-free-newspaper/

Will Cambodia’s repressed opposition rise up?

Last week, Prime Minister Hun Sen raised the prospect of delaying or even cancelling Cambodia’s upcoming general election due to possible chaos caused by anti-government protests. The premier’s warning came after a new movement of exiled opposition politicians said it might call on supporters to organize ...

David Hutt
http://www.atimes.com/article/will-cambodias-repressed-opposition-rise/

Should Western countries impose sanctions on Cambodia?

Cambodian politics reached a new boiling point with the arrest of the opposition leader last week. Kem Sokha was handcuffed in the middle of the night in his house and accused of “treason” by the government. ...

Chhoeun Kongkea
http://www.atimes.com/western-countries-impose-sanctions-cambodia/

Cambodia, Sri Lanka and the China debt trap

The influx of Chinese economic assistance into Sri Lanka and Cambodia has raised questions regarding the intentions behind these massive loans. A 2016 International Monetary Fund report showed that Cambodia’s external multilateral public debt is now at US$1.6 billion, while its bilateral public debt with ...

Veasna Var and Sovinda Po
http://www.atimes.com/article/cambodia-sri-lanka-china-debt-trap/

Japan tries to check China with Dawei development project

After initially dragging its feet, the Japanese government has agreed to take part in a massive industrial development project in Myanmar. The decision was clearly influenced by China’s active involvement in infrastructure development in the Mekong region, which also includes Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. ...

Asia Times News Staff
http://atimes.com/2015/07/japan-tries-to-check-china-with-dawei-development-project/

Cambodian dam feeding false hopes

RATANAKIRI PROVINCE, Cambodia – “I prefer the dam to the fish,” says middle-aged farmer Ton Noun, when asked his opinion on a proposed 400 megawatt dam on the Sesan river near his home in northeastern Cambodia. Then he chuckles and asks, “What fish?” That’s because ...

Michelle Tolson
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/SEA-02-181213.html

Cambodia carve-up under the spotlight

There were scenes of jubilation in Cambodia’s capital last month when a group of 13 imprisoned women – including a 72-year-old grandmother – was set free by an appeal court. The women were arrested in May during peaceful demonstrations against the forced eviction of thousands ...

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/NG10Ae01.html

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