Civil society

Non-governmental organizations

Fog of stats enshrouds Myanmar’s wars

Myanmar’s multiple internecine conflicts are raging, with few if any signs of respite or resolution. Quantifying “old” and “new” dimensions of the conflict with the recent proliferation of new, anti-coup People’s Defense Forces (PDFs) alongside long-fighting ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) is difficult, if not impossible, ...

DAVID SCOTT MATHIESON

Saying no to illegal wild meat

A traveller kills a wild animal and posts its photo on social media with the caption: “How should I cook this red junglefowl?” Social media posts about hunting and cooking wild animals are becoming popular among young travellers. People might assume that a person who hunts ...

SUWITCHA CHAIYONG

NGO-run special needs education school incorporated into state framework

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has transformed the Hands of Hope Community – an NGO-run autism school in Takhmo commune’s Prek Samrong village in Kandal province’s Takhmao town – into a public high school for the academic year 2020-2021 onwards. According to the ministry’s ...

Long Kimmarita

NGO embarks on mission for green SEZs

Motivated to build a green industrial zone in Cambodia, the newly-established NGO Environmental Protection Industry Associations of Cambodia (Epiac) will work with Chinese-owned industrial park developer and operator QiLu (Cambodia) Special Economic Zone Co Ltd to set a new precedent for environmentally-friendly design and construction. On ...

May Kunmakara

NGO formed to protect natural resources and raise awareness

The Ministry of Interior announced the creation of the Lover Environment and Society Association in a July 9 announcement. The president of the new association, Chum Huot, said he wanted to raise awareness of human rights and protect Cambodia’s environment. The association, which is an NGO dedicated ...

Long Kimmarita

People’s forum to meet this month

Strengthening links between government and people, the Myanmar People’s Forum will meet at Yangon’s International Business Centre from 15-16 December, executive director U Kyaw Lin Oo has announced. The forum brings together MPs, representatives of government and local civil society to get people’s voices heard. Keep reading ...

Cambodian CSO coalition letter ready for climate talks

A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) has produced a document laying out in detail the projected dire effects of climate change on Cambodia, in the hopes it will help their voice be heard among the 25,000 delegates attending the upcoming Paris Climate Talks in ...

Police block marchers on World Habitat Day

More than 1,000 demonstrators from about 50 communities across the country gathered Monday to mark U.N. World Habitat Day and protest against widespread land and housing evictions, but found their march blocked by municipal authorities, who claimed the protesters posed a risk to security. Beginning the ...

Lao Government promoting CSO involvement in national development

The government wants to encourage more involvement of Civil Society Organisations (CSO) in Laos in a bid to boost government policy in the fields of national construction and development. The government sector and representatives of CSO in Laos began meeting at a seminar in Vientiane on ...

Anti-dredging activists refuse to meet with government

Activists have continued their campaign to drive out sand dredging companies from Koh Kong province’s Botum Sakor district, refusing a meeting with local authorities and instead holding a 100-strong protest outside the district hall. Keep reading ...

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