Vietnam Morning News Roundup February 20

Vietnam Morning News Roundup February 20

VN ranks 86th in Talent Competitiveness Việt Nam has been ranked 86th out of 118 countries in the annual Global Talent Competitiveness Index, which measures how countries grow, attract and retain talent. — Viet Nam News Vietnam’s wind power target blown off course by low profitability Cheap electricity prices have literally taken the wind out […]

Thailand Morning News Roundup February 20

Thailand Morning News Roundup February 20

Thailand’s plan to remake economy a lofty goal amid airport, cultural woes Thailand is prone to policy faddism. Several years ago, the Asean Economic Community (AEC) was all the rage until it officially came into being with a whimper at the end of 2015. — Today Thai junta’s economic legacy-building at crossroads Thailand’s languishing economy […]

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 […]

Cambodia Insurance Sector Helping Reduce Poverty

Cambodia Insurance Sector Helping Reduce Poverty

Often considered as somewhat of a luxury, the Cambodia insurance sector is regarded as one of the country’s most important pillars of the finance sector. According to Cambodia Ministry of Economic and Finance (CMEF) secretary of state Ngoun Sokha, by providing a buffer against the poverty inducing burden of sickness, incapacitation, or death, the Cambodia […]

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 […]