Category: Cambodia

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Cambodia: a democracy no longer, descends into autocratic rule

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The steady erosion of democracy in Cambodia has been dramatically accelerated during 2017, writes Carlyle A. Thayer One of the world’s longest serving leaders, Hun Sen, Cambodia’s Prime Minister, has since 2016 set about deliberately dismantling his country’s democratic system. Month by month, the country’s political opposition has been eviscerated through a combination of coercion […]

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A peaceful New Year’s gift on the Cambodia–Thailand border

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A small gesture holds a glimmer of hope for a more lasting peace on a troubled border, reports Marnie Feneley On a recent field trip shooting panoramic photographs at Banteay Chhmar, a temple in northern Cambodia, we decided to take a detour further north to see a temple known as Ta Muen Thom. This temple, […]

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Cambodia military snub’s disturbing implications for Australia

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Cambodia’s suspension of a military exercise with Australia this week is part of a long game being played by China, says John Blaxland What’s all the fuss about Cambodia’s suspended military exercise with Australia? Cambodia has been under considerable pressure from China to distance itself from the US and, to a lesser extent, Australia, for […]

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Phnom Penh’s waste pickers battle for their way of life

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Waste picking in more than a survival strategy for the poor of Cambodia’s capital The management of solid waste management in Cambodia’s rapidly urbanising capital, Phnom Penh, continues to make headlines. Last month the Phnom Penh Post reported that City Hall is investigating two new districts for potential dumpsites. The current landfill at Choeung Ek […]

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Cambodia on the brink

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With the main political opposition disabled and an increasingly authoritarian government, Cambodia faces a political crisis, writes JONATHAN BOGAIS. Cambodia is on the brink of a political crisis, facing a return to the autocratic modus operandi that has been the hallmark of its politics for many years. This follows a sudden government crackdown on the […]

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Cambodian villagers fall victim to UN forest scheme to reduce greenhouse emissions

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Behind the advertising and glossy brochures, TIM FREWER finds a starkly different reality in a Cambodian province. Coming up to the Paris Climate Change Conference in November 2015, the reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) is poised to become one of the main strategies for countries to fulfil their pledges to reduce […]