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Curbing Asia’s Corrupt Governments

Representatives of civil society organizations from nine ASEAN nations have been meeting for the past two days in Bangkok, seeking ways to fast-track implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in what has to seem like an uphill struggle. Keep reading ...

Cambodia blocks 17 media websites before vote

The government blocked access to independent media websites just hours before polling in the country’s controversial national election begins. Phos Sovann, director general of information and broadcasting at the Information Ministry, confirmed a total of 17 websites – including Voice of America, Radio Free Asia ...

Are Chinese-funded dams on the Mekong River washing away Cambodian livelihoods?

Beijing’s spending on hydropower projects is welcomed by many poorer Southeast Asian countries, but it comes with a huge environmental and social cost, experts say. Keep reading ...

Centers in Thailand to Grant Migrant Workers Travel Documents

The Thai government has agreed to set up stations across Thailand where Cambodian illegal migrant workers can register for documents that will allow them to stay and work in the country, Labor Minister Ith Sam Heng said at a news conference on Thursday. About 300,000 ...

World Bank Appoints New Director for Region

The World Bank has appointed a new director for Cambodia, Burma and Laos, it said in a media statement on Tuesday. Ellen Goldstein, a 30-year veteran at the bank and previously the director for the West Balkans and earlier for Bangladesh and Nepal, will be ...

Over 200 Migrant Workers Arrested in Thailand

More than 200 Cambodian migrant workers were arrested in Thailand last week for having inadequate or no working permits, and are waiting to either be deported or face charges in a Thai court, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry. In a statement released on Wednesday, ...

Police link Kith Meng to illegal wood racket

The National Police on May 16 published a brief but scathing report on business mogul Kith Meng, citing anonymous sources who accuse his company of using its license to log the reservoir of the nearly completed Lower Sesan 2 hydropower dam to launder timber. Mr. ...

Dirty drinking water suspected as 59 hospitalized

Seventeen adults and 42 children from a village in Battambang province were hospitalized with suspected poisoning on Tuesday after possibly drinking contaminated water, a police official said on Wednesday. The 59 patients, all from Kroper Tbong village in Banan district’s Phnom Sampov commune, were treated ...

Hundreds of logged trees found in protected Pursat forest

An official delegation led by the head of the nation’s illegal logging task force found hundreds of felled trees inside protected forest areas in Pursat province on February 14, officials said. National Military Police chief General Sao Sokha, who heads the task force, and more ...

Minister calls for chainsaw import ban to tackle logging

Environment Minister Say Sam Al on February 6 said he would seek approval for a ban on the import of chainsaws in a bid to tackle the country’s persistent illegal logging trade. Mr. Sam Al announced his plans during a morning meeting at the ministry, ...

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