Fighting inequality in Asia-Pacific

Publication date 18 May 2018 | 09:55 | ICT

Inequality is increasing in Asia and the Pacific. Our region’s remarkable economic success story belies a widening gap between rich and poor. A gap that’s trapping people in poverty and, if not tackled urgently, could thwart our ambition



  • Are we ready for the winds of change?

    Publication date 16 May 2018 | 11:26 | ICT

    After 60 years, Malaysia has changed governments, after Malaysians took to the polls on weekend and voted to oust the ruling Barisan Nasional party led by then-Prime Minister Najib Razak.

  • letter to the editor responded to the statement “In politics, perception is reality and the truth is negotiable.”

    Publication date 14 May 2018 | 11:11 | ICT


  • The vision of the European Union

    Publication date 09 May 2018 | 10:07 | ICT

    Today, May 9, we celebrate Europe Day.

  • Cambodian people need not fear China

    Publication date 09 May 2018 | 10:07 | ICT

    This is a response to Sam Rainsy’s Letter to the Editor Chinese investments in Cambodia: Win-win-lose, and guess who’s the loser published in The Phnom Penh Post on April 30.

  • Activist monk But Buntenh, labour rights campaigner Moeun Tola and independent media advocate Pa Nguon Teang, who have each been charged with ‘breach of trust’ for allegedly misappropriating funds raised for murdered analyst Kem Ley’s funeral. Post staff

    Cambodia’s imaginary enemies

    Publication date 30 April 2018 | 18:37 | ICT

    Jorge Luis Borges’s Book of Imaginary Beings has a real-world equivalent in Cambodia. Call it the Book of Imaginary Enemies. This imagined book would tell tales of government attacks against rights activists, journalists and other peaceful critics deemed a threat to the government.

  • The entrance to Kratie University flanked with Chinese and Cambodian flags in a photo posted on Facebook last week.

    Letter to the editor: Chinese investments in Cambodia are win-win-lose, and guess who’s the loser

    Publication date 30 April 2018 | 07:00 | ICT

    The main problem with Chinese investments is their complete lack of transparency, which favours corruption among both Chinese investors and Cambodian government officials. These investments generally consist of “win-win-lose” arrangements, with the Cambodian people being the silent loser.

  • Cambodian children and their parents sitting at Kantha Bopha children’s hospital in Phnom Penh in July 2012. Khem Sovannara/AFP

    Ensuring health care for all people in Cambodia

    Publication date 06 April 2018 | 08:52 | ICT

    by Dr Yunguo Liu If you or a member of your family had a heart attack, was badly injured in a traffic collision, or was diagnosed with diabetes, would you be able to get the health care you need?

  • Prime Minister Hun Sen (left), Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (centre) and Laos’s Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith pose for a photo during a signing ceremony after the 10th Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam summit as part of the Greater Mekong Subregion Summit in Hanoi on Sunday. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/afp

    Mekong cooperation: making a problem bigger

    Publication date 02 April 2018 | 06:55 | ICT

    When asked about his success as a soldier and politician, US President Eisenhower said: “Whenever I run into a problem I can’t solve, I always make it bigger. I can never solve it by trying to make it smaller, but if I make it big enough, I can begin to see the outlines of a solution.” Eisenhower’s

  • Nakaisone Souk and women and men in her community earn their living by fishing and farming; they depend on the water resources of the Mekong River Basin for their survival. Nakaisone is from Don Sahong Island in southern Lao. Photo by Savann Oeurm/Oxfam

    Women key to Mekong’s future and prosperity

    Publication date 30 March 2018 | 07:24 | ICT

    Next week, the leaders of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam will gather for the third Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit in Siem Reap. A key aim is to enhance joint efforts and partnerships to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • A customer checks the Pi Pay application on her phone last May in Phnom Penh’s City Mall.

    Put Cambodia’s people first in harnessing power of fintech

    Publication date 27 March 2018 | 08:27 | ICT

    Cambodia might not come to mind when shaping a list of fintech hubs, but across Southeast Asia, the benefits of addressing the digital divide and of harnessing the power of fintech should be clear-cut. Taken together, both of these steps can increase the level of access to capital and financial