Tag: Cambodia

Exiled leader promises thousands will walk with him in Cambodia through Thailand in a challenge to Hun Sen

Self-exiled Cambodia opposition leader Sam Rainsy had planned to rally with thousands of his supporters to march into Cambodia through the Thai border last Saturday, but his plan faltered after he was barred from flying to Bangkok from Paris. In an interview with Malaysiakini in Putrajaya he repeated...

Cambodia to return 1,600 tonnes of waste to US, Canada

Cambodia will send back 1,600 tonnes of plastic waste found in shipping containers to the US and Canada, an official said Wednesday, as Southeast Asian countries revolt against an onslaught of rubbish shipments. China's decision to ban foreign plastic waste imports last year threw global...

In wake of recent fracas over PM Lee’s recent remarks, Singapore and Cambodia ‘reaffirm longstanding ties’ with visit from commander of Cambodia’s army

Singapore — After remarks by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong concerning Vietnam’s invasion of Cambodia in 1978 did not go over well with those countries, a visit from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces’ Deputy Commander-in-Chief and Commander of Army (COA), Lieutenant-General Hun Manet, is...

Lee getting a lesson in history and seen as insensitive to genocide by Khmer Rouge

The Asean region has specific rules of engagement and a policy of non-interference in the affairs of member states but this is eroding in the face of the disruptive era with the power of social media. This is a useless spat over the overly...

Educator writes that a Singaporean actor donates $100,000 a year to a Cambodian NGO without knowing, or caring, where it goes

That there is a dark side to the world of NGOs, or non-government organizations, is nothing new. The fact that the charity groups that are supposed to uplift the lives of the less fortunate sometimes become channels of greed that exploit the misery of...

Cambodian sand export ban won’t impact Singapore

Singapore is not impacted by the Cambodian government's permanent ban on exports of sand for construction and sand mud from Koh Kong province, the Radio Free Asia reported. It said the ban was in force amid environmental impact concerns, but an environmental group on Tuesday urged...

Trump faces first international backlash in Cambodia

After facing defeat on a number of issues in the US, President Donald Trump's resolve to 'make America first' and 'make America great again' went down the drain in Cambodia. The Southeast Asian nation became the first in the world to tell a US Navy...