As Army Rapes & Kills Myanmar Moves to Curb Violence Against Women

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As Army Rapes & Kills Myanmar Moves to Curb Violence Against Women

  At the same time as its army is accused of carrying out barbaric acts including rape and murder in Rakhine, Kachin, and Shan State’s (See: Mehdi Hasan’s Barbed Attack on Aung San Suu Kyi Over Rohingya Riles Burmese), in Yangon the Myanmar government is moving towards laws aimed at protecting the rights of women. The […]

Cambodia Gets Tough With Human Trafficking: “You Can Not Hide” Says DPM

Cambodia Gets Tough With Human Trafficking: “You Can Not Hide” Says DPM

Cambodia’s efforts to stamp out human trafficking in the Kingdom is being hampered by “some nasty individual officers” that are “crueler than animals” according to the country’s deputy prime minister Sar Kheng. Warning corrupt officials involved in human trafficking and transnational crimes involving people that “we will not tolerate your cruelty”, Mr Kheng said the government […]

EuroCham Cambodia’s Immersive Introduction For Newbies

EuroCham Cambodia’s Immersive Introduction For Newbies

Chambers of Commerce and board’s of trade have been acting as a bridge between business owners and officials for more than 500 years, with the first recorded Chamber of Commerce being established in the Port of Marseille, France in 1599. In a world where business stands still for no-one, Chambers of Commerce provide a useful […]

Thailand’s Mourning Boosts Cambodia’s Garment Sector

Thailand’s Mourning Boosts Cambodia’s Garment Sector

The death of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 13, 2016 (See: End Of Days: Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dead) is proving to be a financial boon for Cambodia’s garment sector. In the wake of the King’s death the Thai government announced a one year-long mourning period for officials and a 30-day mourning period for […]

Thailand Tourism Guide in The Wake of King Adulyadej’s Death

Thailand Tourism Guide in The Wake of King Adulyadej’s Death

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has issued guidelines for foreign tourists in the wake of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s (King Rama IX) death on Thursday, October 13 2016 (See: End Of Days: Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dead). Thailand has officially commenced one year of mourning. All Thais have been encouraged to wear black for at […]

Drugs: Thailand’s Reform Plans Trump Philippines Slaughter

Drugs: Thailand’s Reform Plans Trump Philippines Slaughter

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s hard-line war on drugs is grabbing headlines all over the world, with his recent stated desire to kill three million or more criminals and drug addicts making him sound increasingly like a homicidal psychopath rather than the head of state of 100 million. More than 3,000 people have been killed since […]

KJCC Business Networking Brings Together Cambodia’s Biggest Investors

KJCC Business Networking Brings Together Cambodia’s Biggest Investors

South Korean, Japanese, and Chinese firms make up the lions share of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Cambodia, accounting for a combined total of more than 1,500 projects. From Phnom Penh’s first real shopping mall and towering office towers, and condominiums all way down to restaurants and even hospitals, companies from China, South Korea, and […]

Sunrise Japan Hospital Boosts Cambodia Healthcare Sector

Sunrise Japan Hospital Boosts Cambodia Healthcare Sector

Cambodia’s under-resourced healthcare sector will shortly receive a much needed boost with the opening in Phnom Penh of the first Japanese owned, staffed, and managed hospital. Officially due to commence operation on October 17, Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen officially declared the US$35 million Sunrise Japan Hospital open on September 20 in the presence of a special envoy […]

Vietnam Embassy Bangkok Celebrates 71st Year of Independence

Vietnam Embassy Bangkok Celebrates 71st Year of Independence

On September 2 Vietnam celebrated the 71st anniversary of its independence from France. Around the world Vietnamese citizens paid tribute to the country’s founding father, Ho Chi Minh, who led the country from the yolk of colonial oppression into an independent nation that has repelled the French, American, and Chinese military, and is now one […]

Duterte’s Austerity War Not Limited to Government

Duterte’s Austerity War Not Limited to Government

Newly appointed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody drug war may be grabbing the lion’s share of headlines, but it’s not the only war the straight-talking former Davao City mayor is fighting. The reality is there’s barely an area of government or society the feisty 71-year-old isn’t going to war with. After declaring war on drug […]

Asean H1 2016 FDI Winners & Losers

Asean H1 2016 FDI Winners & Losers

Foreign direct investment (FDI) figures for the first half of 2016 paint a clear picture of which countries are considered hot and which are not by foreign companies either setting up shop or expanding into the Asean Community (AC). Topping the hot list is the Philippines, while Cambodia and Singapore both experienced spectacular falls during […]

Healthcare, Infrastructure May Hinder Cambodia Retirement Visa Success

Healthcare, Infrastructure May Hinder Cambodia Retirement Visa Success

As soon as this week Cambodia is expected to join the small group of Southeast Asian countries tapping in to the rapidly expanding global retiree market with the introduction of a Cambodia retirement visa. This will see it competing with Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines which are already well established and popular retirement destinations. As […]

Cambodia Visitor Numbers up in First Six Months

Cambodia Visitor Numbers up in First Six Months

Cambodia’s inbound foreign tourism figures continue to climb with Cambodia Airports (CA), operator of the country’s three international aviation gateways, reporting a 5 per cent year-on-year (YoY) increase in Cambodia visitor arrivals by air alone in the first half of the year. According to CA some 3.4 million international visitors flew into the country in […]