Population and censuses

Displaced Population in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Reaches 100,000

The number of civilians displaced during the past year amid an uptick in armed conflict in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state has reached more than 100,000, a regional relief organization said Monday, as authorities continue to limit area access to groups providing aid. The new figure based ...

'Beautifying Phnom Penh': Muslim Cham face eviction in Cambodia

On a good day, fish vendor Sen Ror can make about $7.50 but that is on a good day. Usually, she only makes about a third of that, taking home roughly $2.50, which is all she has to buy food for her four children and elderly ...

Leonie Kijewski

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Hague Performance Impresses Few Beyond Myanmar Loyalists

Leader Aung San Suu Kyi came up short in defending Myanmar before the U.N.’s top court this week on genocide charges for the army’s brutal expulsion of Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar and international legal experts said Friday, while her supporters defended her performance. The case, launched by ...

Thailand talent level slips

Thailand slipped one position to 43rd out of 63 economies in the World Talent Ranking 2019, while its regional peers Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines advanced, according to a report conducted by the IMD World Competitiveness Centre (WCC). The sixth edition of the ranking takes into ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

Job quality in Cambodia improves, new policies needed to benefit from global markets: World Bank

The diversity and quality of jobs available in Cambodia is improving, yet new policies are needed for the country to benefit from the opportunities available in future global markets, according to a World Bank report released on Tuesday. Titled Cambodia’s Future Jobs: Linking to the Economy ...

Shi Yinglun

Gov’t orders illegal migration organisations to be shut down

The Government has ordered authorised agencies to strictly handle any individuals or organisations that illegally send Vietnamese citizens abroad. The order follows a new resolution, recently issued by the Government after its regular meeting held in Hà Nội. Accordingly, the Government assigned the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ...

Lancang-Mekong countries share expertise on citizen management

Officials in citizen management from Laos, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia met in Pakxe City, Champassak province this week to discuss civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS). Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Mr Siphouk Vongphakdy; Champassak province Deputy Governor, Somsanith Bouttivong; and Counsellor at the ...

ASEAN’s Role on Rakhine: Big Outside, Little Known in Myanmar

From the outside, ASEAN has been testing the limits of its non-interference policy in ways never done before, being a diplomatic bridge to Myanmar while pressing it to address international criticism for its treatment of its Rohingya minority. But from inside Myanmar, ASEAN’s role in ...

Aung Zaw Min

Dams destroy the Mekong and damage tourism

Every day thousands of tourists soak up life on the Mekong River, the seventh longest river in Asia.  They take cruises, stay at boutique hotels or tuck into a grand lunch at a riverside restaurant.  The river is the most compelling reason they travel to a ...

Don Ross

CLMTV highlights protection of workers’ rights

 Laos will continue to cooperate with regional and development partners to protect migrant workers’ rights, a conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia was told last week. Conducted under the theme ‘Toward the Protection of Migrant Workers in CLMTV Countries: Cooperation in Social Security’, the opening of the ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

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