The appointment of a veteran diplomat Patrick Murphy, who has broad and deep knowledge of Southeast Asia and well experienced in dealing with regional stakeholders, presents an opportunity to open a new chapter for the troubled bilateral relationship between the US and Cambodia.
Such baseless assumptions are counterproductive to the bilateral relationship and the US’s engagement in the region
Prime Minister Hun Sen this week has asserted his determination to use the so-called 5th principle of institutional reform, referring to “institutional surgery”.
The stream of stories swirling around allegations of a deal that would allow for a Chinese military presence on Cambodian territory, is an example of what Washington has become: a Möbius maelstrom that lives by and decries that which it invented: “fake news.”
The fissures that have emerged over the last three years — not only within the Conservative Party, but throughout the political system and society in general — have left the UK deeply damaged.
Border control is an urgent issue for Cambodia as it potentially causes political instability and public protests. Money laundering and the inflow of toxic waste are cases in point.
The rumors being spread each time the Prime Minister has an ailment, minor or major, hospitalization or outpatient treatment, have become a subject of hot political issue and national security concern.
The Prime Minister Hun Sen sent a clear message last Friday that Cambodia would not become a dumping ground for any form of waste, generally referring to toxic waste such as medical waste, bio waste and electronic waste.
The current bottlenecks of Cambodia’s trade strategy are the narrow export market, complex regulations and informal fees, and high trade logistics cost.
Last week, Prime Minister Hun Sen said that the withdrawal of the Kingdom’s access to EU’s EBA preferential trade scheme is not a big concern. He said the key concern was the inability of his officials in carrying out their assigned tasks.
To close the stable door after the horse has bolted, aptly describes the Government authorities’ efforts to scrutinize all building permits in the aftermath of the collapse of a under construction seven story building in Sihanoukville nine days ago.
Asean leaders have adopted the Indo Pacific Outlook at the 34th Asean Summit in Bangkok this month to show their unity and centrality to claim Asean leadership and ownership in shaping regional architecture.
The role of the Asean members of Parliament in community building is increasingly vital, particularly in connecting Asean with the people and empowering them in transforming this regional organisation into a truly people-centered regional community.
The Asean leaders are to gather in Bangkok this weekend for the 34th Asean Summit. Under the theme “Advancing Partnership for Sustainable Development”.
The three days Asia Media Summit which ends today, was a forum for some 600 delegates from 42 countries deliberated mostly on combatting disinformation, including fake news, how to adapt to digital revolution, envisioning the media in the 4th Industrial Revolution and media credibility.
Globalisation is under siege. Multilateralism is under threat due to rising protectionism and unilateralism, mainly in the US. It is a world in flux- full of uncertainty, unpredictability and turbulence.
Last week, the Garment Manufacturer’s Association of Cambodia (GMAC), said that a full withdrawal of the Kingdom’s everything-but arms trade status is unlikely.
Cambodia has suffered from the widespread public perception both at home and abroad of being a vassal or client state of China. Such wrong perception was driven by some Western media and exacerbated by the opposition leaders.
At the beginning of the previous mandate from 2013 to 2018, Prime Minister Hun Sen delivered a five-hour speech to his new cabinet lineup, in which he made it crystal clear that reform was the main agenda.
The World Bank’s latest report shows that the estimated growth rate for Cambodia in 2018 was 7.5 percent- it was the highest growth in the past four years.
The reheating allegations on possible Chinese naval base in Koh Kong province, Cambodia, is nothing but a warmongering prophecy.
The recalcitrant opposition’s repeated call on the military to partake in the regime change aims to divide and destabilize the country. It is necessary for the government to take strict measures to prevent the potential emergence of “watermelon” soldiers.
The recent statement by China’s Wang Huning, a member of the Political Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party, that China would find ways to help Cambodia to mitigate the risks deriving from the removal of Everything-but-Arms (EBA), was certainly a welcome piece of news.
Recent media statements by the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) stated that is contemplating bringing the EBA Rice Safeguard complaint to WTO or any higher institutions in Europe.
I want to congratulate all students in Cambodia who have received offers of admission from one of the over 4,700 accredited institutions
Cambodia’s economy has shown a certain degree of resilience and tenacity in maintaining growth despite facing various political challenges from within and outside. Economic performance and output are the main sources of regime legitimacy.
More than 25 political parties from Asia gathered in Colombo last weekend to exchange views on international and regional issues, with a focus on the implications of and a policy to address the issue of an increasing ageing population in Asia.
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an ambitious international cooperation and connectivity project initiated by China in 2013. Cambodia is one of the staunchest supporters of the initiative with the expectation that BRI will contribute to peace and shared prosperity.
Last week, there were two significant events in Cambodia that may have slipped the attention of observers.
Foreign Minister issues a statement for the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation week.