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Analysis and op-ed

It had only been a few days since the latest crackdown on Cambodian migrants working in Thailand – more than 1,000 illegal workers were sent back in only three days in early March before attention once again turned to this slow burn

Vattanac Tower is currently the tallest completed skyscraper in Phnom Penh at 184 metres.
Mon, 27 March 2017

Cambodia, Asia facing test to build liveable cities

The news this January that two Chinese companies had signed an agreement to build the world’s tallest twin towers in Phnom Penh understandably raised eyebrows in Cambodia and around the region.

Adhoc officials Ny Sokha (right) and Yi Soksan are escorted out of a police vehicle at the Supreme Court, where their appeal for bail was denied last month in Phnom Penh. Several political crises have escalated in recent weeks, causing many to question the Kingdom’s capacity to hold a free and fair election.
Thu, 23 March 2017

Cambodia must restore political dialogue and cooperation

It has become something of a cliché over the past 25 years to describe Cambodia as standing at “a turning point”. Although never, perhaps, has the choice of paths before us looked so stark.

People drive by a branch of microfinance company Vision Fund in Phnom Penh.
Tue, 21 March 2017

Interest rate cap will hurt rural families

On March 13, the National Bank of Cambodia announced a major new policy. Starting April 1, all microfinance institution operating in Cambodia will be required to lend at interest rates no higher than 18 percent per year.

Tue, 14 March 2017

Letters to the editor: I’ve never insulted Hun Sen’s family; Free publicity for the CNRP?

I’ve never insulted Hun Sen’s family

US President Donald Trump gives his inaugural address during ceremonies at the US Capitol in Washington on January 20. PAUL J RICHARDS/AFP
Fri, 10 March 2017

The post-human rights world

Less than two months in, President Donald Trump is already shaping up as a disaster for human rights.

Cambodian women workers gather to buy food outside a factory in Phnom Penh. © CHARLES FOX/UN WOMEN
Wed, 8 March 2017

Getting women working

Women make an important contribution to Cambodia’s economic growth. We only need to look around to see women playing a major role in key sectors like agriculture, tourism, commerce and garment manufacturing.

Fri, 3 March 2017

Kingdom’s democracy is still salient


Former opposition leader Sam Rainsy, pictured at his home in Paris last month. Facebook
Thu, 2 March 2017

Cambodia’s drift towards dictatorship