Tue the 13th Waning Moon of Māgha B.E.2561, February 13, A.D.2018 Year of the Rooster
Cambodia’s ruling party will increase surveillance, shut out any opposition “force” and prevent the spread of information that “twists the truth”, according to their five-year political plan, obtained yesterday by The Post.
The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) Political Programme 2018-2023, adopted at the party’s congress three weeks ago, maps out the government’s next steps in what observers describe as authoritarian – if unsurprising – rhetoric.
Wed the 15th Waxing Moon of Māgha B.E.2561, January 31, A.D.2018 Year of the Rooster
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We, the undersigned civil society organizations (CSOs), call for the charges against three of Cambodia’s most prominent civil society leaders – Mr. Pa Nguon Teang, Venerable But Buntenh, and Mr. Moeun Tola – to be immediately dropped. These baseless charges are clearly a form of intimidation and harassment, aimed at further silencing Cambodian civil society and human rights defenders.
Mon the 13th Waxing Moon of Māgha B.E.2561, January 29, A.D.2018 Year of the Rooster
UPI A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators on Friday called on U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, to isolate the Cambodian government to ensure legitimate democratic elections.
Leading the group was Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., the Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In a letter to Haley, the group says the Cambodian government has misused its justice system to attack political opponents, including the dissolution of an opposition political party, and to prosecute human rights activists. (more…)
Letter of Condolences and Sympathies to the family of the late Mr. Sean Pengse from the Khmer Kampuchea Krom Community
Fri the 10th Waxing Moon of Māgha B.E.2561, January 26, A.D.2018 Year of the Rooster
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If you’re not a Swiss ski bum, a trip to Davos means just one thing: You’re going to the World Economic Forum.
Fri the 3rd Waxing Moon of Māgha B.E.2561, January 19, A.D.2018 Year of the Rooster
Fabrice Coffrini, AFP/Getty Images A Swiss police sniper stands guard on the roof next to the Congress center during the first day of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan. 17, 2017.
The annual meeting of the world’s wealthy and powerful begins Monday in a frigid mountain ski town two hours outside Zurich. Sure, the scenery in the Swiss Alps hamlet is gorgeous, but the 3,000 one-percenters who show up will mostly see the inside of a conference center. (more…)
The location of the fabled realm of ដែនសុវណ្ណភូមិ Suvarnabhumi is shrouded in mystery. A Cambodian scholar believes an inscription on a stone tablet provides compelling evidence that it was in the Kingdom — but he is far from the first person to make the claim for their own country.
Sat the 5th Waning Moon of Phussa B.E.2561, January 6, A.D.2018 Year of the Rooster
“Many countries in the region claim themselves as Suvarnabhumi, but they have never had any concrete evidence to prove it,” he said. “Now, we have it, and we must give it the greatest care since it is an important proof of our country’s glory and domination in the ancient times.”
The Phnom Penh Post, Rinith Tiang
Over two decades ago, in the far reaches of Kampong Speu’s Baset district, a group of villagers were excavating a pond when they heard a sound they did not expect: the clink of their shovels on stone.
The drills are a means both countries have been using to manage challenges within their strategic partnership.
Wed the 2nd Waning Moon of Phussa B.E.2561, January 3, A.D.2018 Year of the Rooster
The Diplomat, Prashanth Parameswaran Last week, Vietnam and Thailand completed a series of interactions tied to the 36th iteration of joint patrols that they have been regularly holding. The activity highlighted a means that both countries have been using to help address maritime challenges within their broader relationship.
The maritime domain has long factored into wider cooperation between Vietnam and Thailand in their relationship, which, though characterized by animosity for much of the Cold War, has been warming appreciably in recent years, with ties officially elevated to the level of a strategic partnership back in 2013.
This includes not only exploiting areas of opportunity within their relationship in an economic sense (Thailand is Vietnam’s largest trading partner in Southeast Asia) or advancing generally shared priorities like stability in the South China Sea, but also addressing ongoing challenges that get less of a public hearing in official statements such as maritime delimitation and illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing. (more…)
Sat 14th Waxing Moon of Phussa B.E.2561, December 31, A.D.2017 Year of the Rooster
31 Dec 2017 – Happy New Year
When I took office one year ago, I appealed for 2017 to be a year for peace.
Unfortunately – in fundamental ways, the world has gone in reverse.
On New Year’s Day 2018, I am not issuing an appeal. I am issuing an alert — a red alert for our world.
Conflicts have deepened and new dangers have emerged.
Global anxieties about nuclear weapons are the highest since the Cold War.
Climate change is moving faster than we are.
Inequalities are growing.
We see horrific violations of human rights.
Nationalism and xenophobia are on the rise.
As we begin 2018, I call for unity.
I truly believe we can make our world more safe and secure.
We can settle conflicts, overcome hatred and defend shared values.
But we can only do that together.
I urge leaders everywhere to make this New Year’s resolution: Narrow the gaps. Bridge the divides. Rebuild trust by bringing people together around common goals. Unity is the path.
Our future depends on it.
I wish you peace and health in 2018. Thank you. Shokran. Xie Xie. Merci. Spasiba. Gracias. Obrigado.