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#Burma : changing politics of China towards #Burma ?

Suu Kyi to Make First Official Visit China

Leader of Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, in September 2013. (Photo: Reuters)

03 Nov 2014

#Burma : Unprecedented talks opened, to prepare Election in 2015 ? Overseen by Obama !

Obama Urges Progress in Burma Ahead of Rare Roundtable

US President Barack Obama talks to reporters during a news conference after meeting opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her home in Rangoon on Nov. 19, 2012. (Photo: Reuters / Soe Zeya Tun)

Aung San Suu Kyi meets with Burma’s president in milestone talks

Burma's president, Thein Sein, shakes hands with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi before their meeting in the capital, Naypyidaw.

31 Oct 2014

#cambodia : How Korean Exchange (KRX ) helped Laos and Cambodia to establish Stock Exchange

Korean Exchange Accused of Plagiarizing Cambodian Report


The KRX has a 49 percent stake in the LSX and also holds 45 percent of the Cambodian exchange. The investments have to date been markedly unprofitable.

South Korean businessmen enjoy a somewhat buccaneering reputation in Southeast Asia, highlighted by spectacular bankruptcies and half-finished projects that dot the urban landscape in cities like Phnom Penh. Korean diplomats have been known to quietly express their reservations about some of their businessmen and their questionable practices.


Korean Exchange Accused of Plagiarizing Cambodian Report

31 Oct 2014

#cambodia : Today’s International Press Echoes

ALJAZEERA : Cambodia’s deadlock ends but questions linger


REUTERS : Cambodia opposition leader Sam Rainsy endorsed by parliament, ends year-long stalemate


XINHUACambodian parliament officially accepts opposition leader as lawmaker-elect

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy (3rd R, front) shows up at a parliamentary session in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on July 28, 2014.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (L) speaks with opposition leader Sam Rainsy on the sidelines of a parliamentary session in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on July 28, 2014.

28 Jul 2014

#cambodia : International press Echoes

Democracy Lab

Cambodia‘s Long March Toward Democracy

Cambodia’s chance for real debate?


Cambodge: les partisans de l’opposition divisés sur Internet



27 Jul 2014

#cambodia : CIVIL GROUPS and UN ask the King not to approve the Judicial Laws

អ្នករាយការណ៍​ពិសេស​ UN អំពាវនាវ​ព្រះមហាក្សត្រ​កុំ​ឡាយព្រះហស្ថលេខា​លើ​សេចក្តីព្រាងច្បាប់​តុលាការ​​

សង្គម​ស៊ីវិល​​ទូលព្រះមហាក្សត្រ មានព្រះរាជតម្រិះក្នុងការមិនឡាយព្រះហស្ថលេខាលើសេចក្តីព្រាងច្បាប់​ ពាក់​ព័ន្ធ​នឹង​ប្រព័ន្ធ​តុលា​ការ​

15 Jul 2014

#cambodia : International Press Echo

Cambodia Heads Upmarket with Style and Hun Sen

Cambodia Heads Upmarket with Style and Hun Sen

08 Jul 2014

#Cambodia : International Press Echo : Interview with VANN MOLYVANN

Vann Molyvann : Phnom Penh’s Most Famous Urban Planner Sees a City on the Verge of Collapse


“There will be slums everywhere, like la favela in Rio de Janeiro,” Molyvann says. “The Khmer people are very resilient. We have been attacked and swallowed by other countries, but our culture was never completely destroyed.” But as long as Cambodia’s ruling party (which has controlled the country since 1979) remains in power, Molyvann believes that nothing in Phnom Penh will change for the better. “I have no hope that we can survive this time.”



Virginity for sale: inside Cambodia’s shocking trade

 Cambodia: Virgin trade

07 Jul 2014

#cambodia : International Press echo

Cambodia frees activist as ties warm with Thai junta

Veera Somkwamkid, former leader of Thailand's People's Alliance for Democracy (Yellow Shirts), reacts during the royal decree announcement to release and reduce ceremony in the prison in Phnom Penh February 1, 2013.  REUTERS/Samrang Pring



Cambodia frees Thai who challenged border claims

Veera Somkwamkid

02 Jul 2014

#health : Sleeping Less

Sleeping less? Your brain will age faster, study finds

Older adults who sleep less show evidence of a more rapid decline in cognitive performance, according to a study by Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore.

01 Jul 2014

#cambodia : Crime and no punishment : Tourists be careful !

Australian Embassy Staffer Shot in Drive-By Shooting

US Embassy : Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Recent Increase in Violence in Sihanoukville

Crime and no punishment : Tourists you have been warned!

In the past three years, Phnom Penh has become one of the most crime-ridden cities in Southeast Asia

Scenes of crime. The busy streets of Phnom Penh have seen a surge in petty crime such as bag theft

29 Jun 2014

#asia news of the day : #Thailand Fate of Yingluck Shinawatra

Thailand’s Yingluck accepts removal from office

Thailand interim cabinet quickly appoints commerce minister Niwatthumrong Boonsongpaisan as caretaker prime minister.

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Thaïlande : la Première ministre est destituée

Thailand court ousts PM Yingluck Shinawatra


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BREAKING: Court dismisses Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra from office

Thailand court ousts PM Yingluck Shinawatra

BREAKING: #Thailand‘s constitutional court has ordered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinatra to step down

Court’s decision to influence market direction

PM’s fate to be decided today

07 May 2014

#cambodia Wiping out Malaria

What It Takes to Wipe Out Malaria : Bill Gates

02 May 2014

#cambodia #cambodge MAY DAY RALLY : International Press Echos

Cambodian opposition to defy gov’t ban on rallies during commune election campaign

Beatings mar May Day demonstration in Cambodia


Brutal police crackdown on Cambodia May Day rally


Cambodia is no place to resettle the refugees Australia does not want

Cambodia refugees get out from a truck at Sra Em village after leaving Preah Vihear temple where Thai and Cambodian soldiers exchanged rifle and rocket fire in 2009.

01 May 2014

#mekong river : Hydropower dams

Mekong hydropower dams: Laos considering, Vietnam needs “quick reactions”

Mekong hydropower dams, mekong river, laos, vietnam

14 Apr 2014

#cambodia #cambodge International Press Echos

The Cambodians who stitch your clothing keep fainting in droves

Cambodia garment workers praying protest

08 Apr 2014

#Health : Ebola, COCONUTs

Eight things you should know about the deadly Ebola virus

Unlikely Source of Healthy Fat: Coconuts

coconut oil is “better than butter” and other animal fats because it has no cholesterol

Early research on coconut oil and Alzheimer’s disease shows a possible protective effect on neurons. In a study published earlier this year in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Canadian researchers found mouse brain cells treated with coconut oil were somewhat protected from the toxic effects of amyloid proteins, which build up in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

02 Apr 2014

Crisis in #Ukraine

Chinese president, UN chief exchange views on Ukraine issue

24 Mar 2014

#cambodia #cambodge International Press Echos

Dying for fashion



A Cambodian Spring Tsunami

23 Mar 2014

#cambodia #cambodge International Press Echos

Analysis: Garment workers hold key to Cambodia’s political future

22 Mar 2014

#cambodia #cambodge CNRP President on RADIO ASTRALIA

Cambodian Opposition threatens talks walkout

Cambodia’s Opposition has threatened to abandon talks on breaking a seven-month political deadlock, unless Prime Minister Hun Sen showed some ‘goodwill’.

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18 Mar 2014

#cambodia #cambodge #CNRP’s President SAM RAINSY : Exclusive interview with THE NATION

Sam Rainsy, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, gestures as he speaks to The Nation
Rainsy, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, shakes hands with Suthichai Yoon during their interview.

11 Mar 2014

#Asia News of the Day : Malaysia Air Line

09 Mar 2014

World News : #Ukraine, #Venezuela

Ukraine crisis: Obama urges Putin to pull troops back

Pro-Russian protesters drag away a wounded man during clashes with rival protesters in Kharkiv on 1 March 2014


Venezuela : l’opposition organise une caravane contre « la torture et la répression »

Manifestation anti-gouvernement à Caracas, le 28 février.

02 Mar 2014

#cambodia #cambodge International Press Echos

Cambodia’s Violent Peace : GARETH EVANS

Photo of Gareth Evans

There are stories, unverifiable but plausible, that 20 or more of Hun Sen’s closest associates have each amassed more than $1 billion through misappropriation of state assets, illegal economic activity, and favoritism in state procurement and contracting.

It is time for Cambodia’s political leaders to be named, shamed, investigated, and sanctioned by the international community.


In Vietnam, ‘they don’t shoot their workers’; in Cambodia, they do


Cambodian jailed over poll protests, lawyer says he was tortured


Ratanakkiri Complainants Want Forest Lands Returned

An elderly couple, one of the minority villagers, living in Ratanakirri, are also caught up in a land dispute with the sister of Cambodia’s Finance Minister, Keat Chhon, file photo.


Cambodia’s floating villages face uncertain future

28 Feb 2014

#world News of the Day : Ukraine, Thailand

Ukraine anti-government protesters seize $2m in luxury cars believed belong to son of ousted President Yanukovych

Ukraine arrest warrant for fugitive ex-leader Yanukovych

Flowers laid on a shrine in Independence Square, Kiev (23 Feb 2014)


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Army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha urges all sides to hold talks to end the political crisis.

24 Feb 2014

#World News of the Day : Venezuela, Ukraine, Vietnam

Ukraine crisis: Protesters remain in central Kiev as MPs meet

L. Fabius : Ukraine,  La France, avec ses partenaires européens, lance un appel à préserver l’unité et l’intégrité du pays et à s’abstenir de la violence

Venezuelan police and opposition activists clash in Caracas

Protesters in Caracas


US, IMF “stand ready” to help Ukraine rebuild ailing economy


Tourbillon politique en Ukraine, avec le retour de Ioulia Timochenko et la destitution de Ianoukovitch


Ioulia Timochenko s'adresse à la foule, le 22 février à Kiev.


Bad debt ratio in Vietnam banks not as high as Moody’s rating

23 Feb 2014

#World News of the day : UKRAINE

Ukraine’s parliament votes to dismiss President Viktor Yanukovych & sets elections for 25 May

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EN DIRECT | Ukraine : le Parlement vote la libération immédiate de Ioulia Timochenko

Le président Viktor Ianoukovitch a fui la capitale ukrainienne. Il est maintenant à Kharkiv, à l’est du pays, près de la frontière russe d’où il vient d’annoncer qu’il refusait de donner sa démission après avoir dénoncé un “coup d’Etat“. L’opposition a pris le contrôle du palais présidentiel et elle préside maintenant le Parlement qui s’est prononcé pour la libération “immédiate” de Ioulia Timochenko.


Le président Viktor Ianoukovitch a quitté Kiev, selon l’opposition

Le pouvoir bascule à Kiev

« La police est au service du peuple et partage entièrement ses aspirations aux changements rapides »

EN DIRECT | Ukraine : le président ukrainien aurait quitté Kiev

22 Feb 2014

#World News of the day : UKRAINE, Thailand, Venezuela, Vietnam

Protesters threaten violence if Yanukovych doesn’t resign now


Le parlement ukrainien vote la libération de l’opposante Iulia Timochenko

Ukrainian parliament votes to amend law in move that could lead to release of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko


Ukraine : le Parlement lance le processus de sortie de crise

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Ukrainian president and opposition sign early poll deal

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Ukraine Says It Will Sign Peace Agreement With Opposition

Ukraine unrest: Clashes in central Kiev

Ukrainian presidency says deal reached at crisis talks with EU ministers and will be signed later on Friday, Reuters reports
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Thailand in crisis: What’s happening on the ground and why

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Angry and unpaid, Thai farmers poised for airport protest

Farmers drive their tractors and other farming vehicles on a road in Ang Thong province, towards Bangkok, on Feb 20, 2014. More than 1,000 farmers, many riding in farm trucks, are travelling in a convoy towards Bangkok from the rice-growing central plains and were due to reach the city overnight or on Friday. Chada Thaiseth, a former member of parliament, said he would lead farmers on Friday to Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport, blockaded for eight days by royalist, anti-Thaksin "yellow shirts" in 2008. -- PHOTO: REUTERS<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />


Venezuela deploys paratroopers after more protests


VIETNAM : NA committee visits southern casino to prepare for gambling decree

21 Feb 2014

#cambodia #cambodge today’s international Press Echo


Cambodia’s ruling, opposition parties agree to form joint committee for electoral reform

18 Feb 2014

#cambodia 62th Day of Rally : International Press Echo

ASIAN Correspondent

Cambodia: Garment unions regroup, plan peaceful strike in March

14 Feb 2014

#cambodia 60th Day of Rally : International Press Echo


Lawyers Gathering Evidence for Potential Criminal Court Suit Against Hun Sen

From left to right seated in front row, Cambodian National Assembly President Heng Samrin, Senate President Chea Sim, Prime Minister Hun Sen, and his wife Bun Rany attend an event by the ruling Cambodian People's Party marking the 35th anniversary of the 1979 downfall of the Khmer Rouge regime at Koh Pich, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.


Cambodian opposition-aligned trade unions warn to stage mass strike next month


Fears over human rights in Cambodia as crackdown on protests continues

Government troops fire live ammunition on peaceful demonstrations, raising concerns of a return to rule by fear


World Organization Against Torture

Cambodia: Bail denied to 21 protesters

Accordingly, OMCT calls on the Cambodian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all the persons currently detained and drop the charges against the above-mentioned activists, as they seem to be aimed at merely sanctioning their peaceful exercise of their freedom of association, assembly and expression.

Furthermore, OMCT urges the Government of Cambodia to immediately lift the ban on all demonstrations and marches.

Finally, OMCT urges the competent authorities to publish the findings of the investigation into the excessive use of force during the protests early January 2014, and to bring those responsible for causing death or injury through such use of force, before a competent, independent and impartial tribunal.



International Trade Union Confederation

Cambodia: Bail Denied to Imprisoned Unionists


The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) deplores the denial of bail once again for the 21 Cambodian workers who remain in prison.

ASIAN Correspondent

Cambodia: Families face agonising wait after court detains protesters


Cambodia: Rainsy returns as court keeps protesters in jail


Washington Post

Cambodian court rules against bail for protesters

Protesters gather outside the Appeal Court in Phnom Penh, Feb. 11, 2014. (Robert Carmichael/VOA)



Addressing Cambodia’s Aid Dependence: Too Little Too Late?

12 Feb 2014

#cambodia 59th Day of Rally : International Press Echo


Cambodge : la justice refuse de libérer 21 militants, malgré les critiques internationales 

Des militants cambodgiens devant le tribunal de Phnom Penh le 11 février 2014.



Anger as 21 Cambodian activists are denied bail

<p>Crowds wait outside the court during Tuesday's bail hearing in Phnom Penh (photo by Abby Seiff)</p>


Channel NewsAsia

Cambodian protesters denied bail despite global concern


Cambodian court rules against bail for protesters



Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: Free Activists; Revoke Assembly Ban



Cambodia, Vietnam pledge to further enhance ties, cooperation

11 Feb 2014

#cambodia 58th Day of Rally : International Press Echo

The Boston Globe

US brands need to step up for human rights in Cambodia

Australia Network News

Victorian MP Hong Lim urges Australia to push Cambodia over garment worker crackdown

Garment workers hold petrol bombs after clashes in Cambodia

10 Feb 2014

#asia news of the day : Thailand

Channel NewsAsia

Protesting Thai farmers get support from anti-govt demonstrators

07 Feb 2014

#cambodia 54th Day of Rally : International Press Echo


Cambodge. La colère des gagne-très-petit


Youth Gather To Discuss Access to Politics

About 100 youth came together for a conference in Phnom Penh to discuss how they might have better access to the political process.<br /><br /><br /><br />

Shanghai Daily

Cambodian PM heads to Laos for official visit


Vietnam Slammed at UN Rights Review for Jailing Critics


06 Feb 2014

#cambodia 53th Day of Rally : International Press Echo

YaleGlobal OnLine

Challenged at Home, Cambodian Regime Realigns Its Foreign Relations

Facing political opposition and diminished Chinese support, Hun Sen government seeks greater regional integration

  • Hun Sen faces serious challenge to his rule and seeks outside recognition to boost his domestic legitimacy.
  • Relations between Vietnam and Cambodia have blossomed in recent months.
  • A noncommittal stance from Beijing may have prompted Hun Sen to look for support beyond traditional patrons

05 Feb 2014

#cambodia 51th Day of Rally : International Press Echo


Cambodia: Garment Factories Thwarting Unions

03 Feb 2014

#cambodia 50th Day of Rally : International Press Echo


New Book Critiques Khmer Rouge Tribunal

The hankyoreh

[Special report- Part I] S. Korean companies’ shameful self-portrait in Southeast Asia

02 Feb 2014

#cambodia 48th Day of Rally : International Press Echo


Cambodian deputy PM urges opposition to join parliament

31 Jan 2014

Review of #cambodia : United Nations Human Rights UPR

United Nations Human Rights

Universal Periodic Review/ Examen Périodique Universel


​កិច្ច​ប្រជុំ​របស់​  UPR ​នៅទីក្រុងហ្សឺណែវ ប្រទេសស្វីស

31 Jan 2014

#cambodia 47th Day of Rally : International Press Echo

Broadcasting Board of Governors

BBG Statement On Media In Cambodia

A medic treats a protester suffering from a facial wound.



UN censures Cambodia rights record as garment worker dissent squashed

HM Cambodia



Life on $3 a Day: Garment Workers and Cambodia’s Struggle for Human Rights


31 Jan 2014

#news of the day : Thailand, Ukraine


Dernière minute : le premier ministre ukrainien a annoncé qu’il présentait sa démission.


En Ukraine, le premier ministre a démissionné


Ukraine’s Azarov offeres his resignation-government press service




Thai government vows to proceed with elections

Thailand’s government has announced parliamentary elections on Sunday will go ahead despite threats of protests and an opposition boycott.


Shots fired as Thai PM meets, election body warns of chaos


Bangkok Shutdown: Shots fired at army facility where Yingluck is in meeting

28 Jan 2014

#cambodia News of the Day : 45th Day Rally : International Press Echo


La répression au Cambodge devant l’ONU 


Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: UN Should Condemn Rights Onslaught



Cambodia police use force to break up rally

28 Jan 2014

#cambodia News of the Day : 44th Day Rally : International Press Echo


Cambodge: la police disperse une nouvelle manifestation

AFP & 20Minutes

Cambodge: Nouvelles violences policières lors d’une manifestation lundi



Cambodian police break up rally pressing for TV station


Protesters clash with riot policemen in Phnom Penh January 27, 2014. REUTERS-Samrang Pring



Cambodian police break up protest for TV license


Channel NewsAsia

Cambodia police crackdown on public protest for independent TV

Straits Times

Cambodian riot police use smoke grenades to break up rally


Cambodia police use smoke grenades to break up rally


The Sydney Morning Herald

ANZ ethics under scrutiny over Cambodian sugar plantation loan

27 Jan 2014

#cambodia News of the Day : 43th Day Rally : International Press Echo

Cascade Asia



Cambodian police clash with protesters

Channel NewsAsia

Cambodian police, anti-government protesters clash again


Bangkok Post

Cambodia police clash with protesters

26 Jan 2014

Distorted perception of the current political situation in Cambodia by Al Jazeera


Distorted perception of the current political situation in Cambodia by Al Jazeera

26 Jan 2014

#cambodia 41th Day Rally : International Press Echo


Garment Worker Walk-Outs Could Cripple Cambodia’s Economy

IPS News Agency

Impoverished Cambodians For Sale

Many Cambodians see dubious hope across the Poipet border crossing to Thailand. Credit: Michelle Tolson/IPS.

24 Jan 2014

#cambodia News of the Day : 39th Day Rally : International Press Echo

IDI : a Must read article !

ANZ bankrolls massive land grab in Cambodia

“It is hard to reconcile financing one of Cambodia’s most high-profile land grabs with the social and environmental commitments that ANZ made when it signed on to the Equator Principles,” said David Pred, Managing Associate of Inclusive Development International.

“Lending money to Ly Yong Phat is hardly befitting of a bank that has been repeatedly ranked as the most sustainable bank globally by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. This is someone who has been implicated in violent forced evictions and land grabbing in three provinces, illegal logging and deforestation, child labor, and the use of military, police and the courts to intimidate, arrest and imprison villagers who dared to protest,” Pred said.

“This case serious calls into question the credibility of ANZ’s due diligence process, he added.


Channel NewsAsia

Cambodian unionists mark murder of prominent labour leader

22 Jan 2014

#cambodia EU Parliament Calls for Investigation of July’s Election

EU Parliament Calls for Investigation of July’s Election

22 Jan 2014