There are many kinds of politicians. Those who label themselves as patriots, those who brand themselves as nationalists, liberal democrats, political mavericks, or as sheer egoists – more concerned about themselves rather than the people they are purported to serve.
Cambodia has adopted an open, liberal market economy since mid-1990s with technical and financial support from various development partners, bilaterally and multilaterally.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has accused superpower countries of using human rights to impose their will upon other countries, including Cambodia, and meddle with their internal affairs to push forward their own agendas.
The Transparency Corruption Index in 2017 ranked Cambodia number 161 out of 175 countries.
Cambodia adheres to a multi-party liberal democracy and holds regular elections without fail.
Amitav Acharya argues that the liberal order is a club of the West that is fundamentally self-serving.
Free and fair elections are critical in an electoral democracy. After nearly three decades of civil war and foreign occupation, Cambodia in 1993 adopted a liberal democratic political system.
Throughout history, countries where citizens have stopped participating in the political process have generally met unfavorable ends.
Hundreds of women’s rights activist rally to put pressure on British PM to reform Northern Ireland’s highly restrictive abortion rules.
Ireland’s prime minister on Saturday hails the culmination of “a quiet revolution”.
Although there have been remarkable achievements in forging regional cooperation, integration, and connectivity, there are several challenges that Cambodia needs to overcome to enhance the country’s competitiveness, writes Chheang Vannarith.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s popularity at home is a mystery to many in the West and he seems, at present, invulnerable in spite of declining incomes and rising prices. John Lloyd tries to explain this enigma.
Russia requires a mission statement – an ideology offering a distinct worldview, that offers an alternative to the Western model of liberal democracy, writes Agnia Grigas.
Is Cambodia going to hell? Are we plagued by communal violence as currently witnessed in Myanmar and Sri Lanka? Are Cambodians being threatened by starvation, as in South Sudan?
As soon as a girl reaches puberty, Kreung parents would build her a hut where she would have complete freedom to ‘socialise’ with the opposite gender.