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Cambodian whistleblowers are exposing corruption and exposed to persecution

When Cambodian university student Kong Bunrith claimed on Facebook that dozens of his classmates paid bribes to pass their exams and named the government officials allegedly involved, authorities promptly began an investigation.   But the Ministry of Justice chose to focus its investigation on Bunrith, who found ...

JACK BROOK

Time for America to Play Offense in China’s Backyard

As the Biden administration begins its second year in office, it is evident that its focus on the Indo-Pacific and geopolitical competition against China remains uneven. There are two small but strategically important countries that have been all but ignored by the administration so far: ...

Derek Grossman

India vows close cooperation with Cambodia as ASEAN chair

India has pledged to work closely with Cambodia, the 2022 chair of ASEAN, in addressing issues of common concerns including the Myanmar crisis. The pledge was made during a telephone conversation between Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam ...

Ry Sochan / Phnom Penh Post

6 countries vow water cooperation

Lancang-Mekong River countries have vowed strengthened cooperation on water resources management as they forge ahead to cope with common challenges in the basin, including drought caused by climate change. Heads of water resources authorities of the six countries made the remarks as they gathered online on ...

Hou Liqiang

Why has Da Nang taken the lead in digital transformation?

The central city of Da Nang topped the Digital Transformation Index (DTI) rankings in 2020 for localities nationwide in all three key pillars of digital government, digital economy and digital society, according to the DTI 2020 Report released several days ago by the Ministry of ...

Ho Giap - Nguyen Hien

Udon Thani poised to grow as hub of Greater Mekong region

A plan is afoot to transform Udon Thani into a hub of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said yesterday. The plan was announced by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha during his visit to the northeastern province, during which he pledged to stay on ...

Post Reporters

Cambodia: Political Prisoner Releases Just a Start

The Cambodian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release Cambodia’s more than 60 political prisoners remaining in custody, Human Rights Watch said today. Between November 5 and 12, 2021, the authorities released 26 political prisoners but did not drop the charges against them, making them subject to future ...

Myanmar junta court sentences former NLD chief minister to 75 years for ‘corruption’

A military court in Myanmar on Tuesday sentenced the former National League for Democracy (NLD) chief minister of Kayin state to 75 years in prison for “corruption,” the latest example of a harsh punishment observers say is aimed at undermining party leadership. Nang Khin Htwe Myint, ...

Reported by RFA’s Myanmar Service. Translated by Khin Maung Nyane. Written in English by Joshua Lipes.

Lao inspectors uncover more than $216M lost to corruption incidents

Laos’ State Inspection Authority (SIA) has discovered that more than 2.24 trillion kip ($216 million) has been lost in incidents involving corruption, following investigations conducted over the past year. The authority said a huge amount of money had been misappropriated, consisting of 1.86 trillion kip, $24.88 ...

Asia News Network

Vietnam Central Bank Ranks High in Cyber Information Security

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has been placed among the top organisations for the second consecutive year in the rankings of cyber information security for Vietnamese state agencies by the Authority of Information Security under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC). According to ...

Samaya Dharmaraj

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