In ushering in the first day of the new year, Cambodia is calling for concrete reforms.
The victory of the Pakatan Harapan coalition in last year’s Malaysian general elections – the country’s first change of government via an electoral process – raised widespread expectations for long-suppressed reform.
Prime Minister Hun Sen’s continued push for dramatic reforms and structural change needs to be sustained and extended to all branches of the government. A whole-of-government approach is needed.
Last week saw a flurry of statements, actions and announcements being made by Prime Minister Hun Sen to push up by several notches, the fight against illegal logging, corruption, abuse of uniformed positions and crackdown on illegal gambling.
Since its return to a market-oriented economy in 1989, Cambodia has pursued policies and reforms to integrate itself into regional and global value chains by modernising its industrial structure.
Justice Ministry says it has reformed the justice sector since the CPP was re-elected.
China’s reform, though influenced by Western achievements, has come about largely because of the path laid out by the country itself.
The government projects a slowdown in economic growth next year.
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.
Promising steps have been taken to improve the business and investment environment in the Kingdom through a package of reforms. But Chheang Vannarith cautions against being complacent and urges the private sector and civil society to continuously deepen their engagement with the government to ensure that reforms deliver results.
The US is pushing for regular reviews of China’s progress on pledged trade reforms.
Despite the flurry of reforms, announcements, prosecutions and policy changes since the election, most legal changes – such as abolition of the death penalty – remain to be implemented in Malaysia.
The outright election victory of the Cambodian People’s Party, led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, has secured political stability and social order in the Kingdom.
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French President Emmanuel Macron’s government will tackle social spending in the next wave of its reforms.
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France and Germany make progress but yet to agree on a roadmap for euro reforms.
To continue the rapid economic expansion, the Kingdom needs structural reforms.
As a young and talented official with experience in communication, Long Dimanche was appointed ambassador to South Korea in May last year.