Cambodia votes: CPP claims 45% gain, claims boycott call ignored (gallery)

Cambodia votes: CPP claims 45% gain, claims boycott call ignored (gallery)

The future of Cambodia’s political landscape is unclear this evening with the country’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) claiming some 82.17 per cent of eligible Khmer voters rejected a call to boycott today’s national election, with the ruling party claiming a boost of 47 per cent. Rather than staying at home as suggested by members of […]

Enforced silence catches Cambodia media off-guard – See who’s blocked

Enforced silence catches Cambodia media off-guard – See who’s blocked

Ahead of national elections that are widely tipped to see the ruling Cambodia People’s Party (CPP) and Southeast Asia strongman Hun Sen returned to office tomorrow the country’s 8.3 million registered voters are finding it difficult to stay abreast of the latest developments, with 17 news sites being blocked by the government. Not announced prior […]

An opportunity to reset the Cambodia political landscape

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An opportunity to reset the Cambodia political landscape

It is not often that a country gets the chance to change its political landscape without the intervention of armed forces. One has only to look at Thailand where the political landscape has undergone forced change 12 times since 1932. On Sunday polling booths across Cambodia will open for what will be the country’s sixth […]

Thailand morning news for July 27

Thailand morning news for July 27

Expansion plan for Bangkok Airport to cost $2 billion to cope with tourists Airports of Thailand Pcl (AOT) plans to invest 63 billion baht ($1.89 billion) in the latest expansion of the country’s main airport in Bangkok, as the country tries to accommodate the influx of tourists. — Reuters EU exempts Thailand from protective steel […]

Extent of Lao flood following South Korean dam failure emerges (video)

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Dramatic video has emerged from Lao PDR where a large-scale humanitarian operation is underway following the partial collapse of a hydroelectric dam being built by a Lao-South Korean-Thai consortium. The video above shows people sitting on the roof of flooded houses, while additional vision shows crowded boats ferrying people to safety. The ferocity of the […]

Thailand morning news for July 26

Thailand morning news for July 26

Thailand ramps up relief efforts to devastated Lao communities (HD video) The Thailand government has rushed rescue teams and medical personnel to devastated communities downstream of an under-construction dam in Lao PDR that reportedly partially collapsed on Monday obliterating communities, leaving hundreds of people missing and displacing more than 6,600. — AEC News Today (video) […]

Thailand ramps up relief efforts to devastated Lao communities (HD video) *Updated

The Thailand government has rushed rescue teams and medical personnel to devastated communities downstream of an under-construction dam in Lao PDR that reportedly partially collapsed on Monday obliterating communities, leaving hundreds of people missing and displacing more than 6,600. Speaking after his return to the capital from a mobile Cabinet meeting Thailand Prime Minister General […]

Thailand morning news for July 25

Thailand morning news for July 25

3 major dams are now over 80 percent full According to the Irrigation Department, the Srinakarin dam in Kanchanaburi province is now 83 percent full with 14,790 million cubic metres of water; the Kaeng Krachan dam in Petchaburi province is 86 percent full with 612 million cubic metres of water; and the Pran Buri dam […]

Thailand morning news for July 24

Thailand morning news for July 24

High-speed rail link pushed back to 2024 The high-speed railway set to link Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-Tapao airports will open in mid-2024 at the earliest, State Railway of Thailand (SRT) acting governor Voravuth Mala said Monday. — Bangkok Post Thailand’s Rabies death toll up to 14 this year The death of a 19 year […]

Thailand morning news for July 23

Thailand morning news for July 23

Prayut again leads candidates for PM: Nida Poll Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is again at pole position in the top 10 candidates for prime minister under the current election law, according to the result of a survey carried out by the National Institute for Development Administration, or Nida Poll. –– Bangkok Post Board ‘failing Rohingya’ VETERAN […]

Cambodia tax boss in multi-nation compliance spotlight (HD video)

After dispensing harsh penalties to miscreants such as The Cambodia Daily and The Phnom Penh Post for failing to comply with Cambodia tax law Kong Vibol, director general of Cambodia’s General Department of Taxation (GDT), is now in the spotlight for non-compliance in two countries. Accusations of breaching company and tax registration matters in Cambodia […]

Thailand morning news for July 20

Thailand morning news for July 20

Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank profits slide 6.7 pct on fee cuts Thailand’s second-largest bank, Siam Commercial Bank Pcl (SCB) , on Thursday reported an 6.7 percent drop in second-quarter net profit due to higher expenses and lower non-interest income. — Reuters Govt’s fiscal expansion policy to continue to pursue infrastructure projects FINANCE MINISTER Apisak Tantivorawong […]

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