There is no negative team. As for the offending quote, there is not one political party in Cambodia, or elsewhere for that matter, which would not be aware when an election year is at hand.
The debates on the Cambodia-Laos border tensions are now polarised and somehow politicised. There are two camps in the debate – the positive and negative camps.
Asean’s greatest economic achievement has been tariff reduction. On average, Asean’s 10 member states have cut 96 percent of tariff lines to 0 percent.
The far-right danger was no secret. Following Barack Obama’s election in 2008, experts on radical movements warned that membership in white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups was growing dramatically.
Human rights advocates and journalists are alarmed by her treatment of the media and fear the erosion of gains in freedom of speech.
Host countries benefit from the enhanced economic growth that migrant labour makes possible, which may entail winners as well as losers, while migrants benefit from employment and livelihood opportunities.
Since the signing of a strategic partnership agreement in 2013, Cambodia-Japan ties have been deepening and widening.
Some people in Guam are expressing panic for the first time since the end of the Cold War. The US has already had the worst of the confrontation with North Korea.
The US can’t usually gain the upper hand in this war of words, as Pyongyang chooses whatever wording it likes, and what Washington says may not be heard by North Korean society.
The US is the sole superpower, but its media and elites are the most narrow-minded. They unreasonably require the whole world to serve US interests.
To prewar Fascists, the US was often regarded as the symbol of cosmopolitan decadence. The offensive use of “cosmopolitanism”, then, has a profoundly anti-American provenance.
Defence cooperation, in particular, has progressed considerably. In 2011, Japan and Vietnam signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen defence ties.
The people of Asean should be proud of the achievements made. But we should not be complacent and we should stand ready to face all emerging challenges and risks.
When editors from around the region were given exclusive access to Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Cayetano, there was a noticeable change in approach to the issue of terrorism.
Southeast Asia is one of the world’s most diverse regions. Its 640 million people include 240 million Muslims, 120 million Christians, 150 million Buddhists, and millions of Hindus, Taoists, Confucianists, and Communists.
Following half a century of evolution of open regionalism, the establishment of the Asean Economic Community at the end of 2015 is seen as one of the greatest achievements that Asean is undertaking.
“To me, Cambodia does not look like a country that should be in arrears. Buildings coming up all over the city, foreign investment coming in, government revenue is rising rapidly.”
Aside from an unconvincing nod to humanitarianism, Mr Trump’s only rationale for deploying US military capabilities seems to have been that Mr Obama did not respond to Assad.
Hun Sen’s visit marks the 25th anniversary of Japan’s first peacekeeping operations in Cambodia and the first state visit by Japanese Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi.
Foreign direct investment is the key driving force of Cambodia’s economic development.