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Putting an end to violence against children

Publication date June 1, 2018 | 12:00 am

THIS week, ahead of the 69th International Children’s Day, which the world will mark on Friday, Prime Minister Hun Sen called for more action on one of the key issues affecting Cambodians: violence against children.

When children have children, exclusion becomes the norm

Publication date May 31, 2018 | 11:07 am

Being a young parent is difficult, even when you have access to social services that empower parents to provide optimal care for child development and family support available.

Fighting inequality in Asia-Pacific

Publication date May 18, 2018 | 9:50 am

Inequality is increasing in Asia and the Pacific. Our region’s remarkable economic success story belies a widening gap between rich and poor.

Are we ready for the winds of change?

Publication date May 16, 2018 | 12:00 am

After 60 years, Malaysia has changed governments, after Malaysians took to the polls on weekend and voted to oust the ruling Barisan Nasional party led by then-Prime Minister Najib Razak.

The vision of the European Union

Publication date May 9, 2018 | 7:50 am

Today, May 9, we celebrate Europe Day.

Cambodian people need not fear China

Publication date May 9, 2018 | 7:00 am

This is a response to Sam Rainsy’s Letter to the Editor Chinese investments in Cambodia: Win-win-lose, and guess who’s the loser published in The Phnom Penh Post on April 30.

Activist monk But Buntenh, labour rights campaigner Moeun Tola and independent media advocate Pa Nguon Teang, who have each been charged with ‘breach of trust’ for allegedly misappropriating funds raised for murdered analyst Kem Ley’s funeral. Post staff

Cambodia’s imaginary enemies

Publication date April 30, 2018 | 6:37 pm

Jorge Luis Borges’s Book of Imaginary Beings has a real-world equivalent in Cambodia. Call it the Book of Imaginary Enemies. This imagined book would tell tales of government attacks against rights activists, journalists and other peaceful critics deemed a threat to the government.

The entrance to Kratie University flanked with Chinese and Cambodian flags in a photo posted on Facebook last week.

Letter to the editor: Chinese investments in Cambodia are win-win-lose, and guess who’s the loser

Publication date April 30, 2018 | 12:00 am

The main problem with Chinese investments is their complete lack of transparency, which favours corruption among both Chinese investors and Cambodian government officials. These investments generally consist of “win-win-lose” arrangements, with the Cambodian people being the silent loser.

Cambodian children and their parents sitting at Kantha Bopha children’s hospital in Phnom Penh in July 2012. Khem Sovannara/AFP

Ensuring health care for all people in Cambodia

Publication date April 6, 2018 | 12:00 am

by Dr Yunguo Liu

If you or a member of your family had a heart attack, was badly injured in a traffic collision, or was diagnosed with diabetes, would you be able to get the health care you need?

Prime Minister Hun Sen (left), Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (centre) and Laos’s Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith pose for a photo during a signing ceremony after the 10th Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam summit as part of the Greater Mekong Subregion Summit in Hanoi on Sunday. MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/afp

Mekong cooperation: making a problem bigger

Publication date April 2, 2018 | 12:00 am

When asked about his success as a soldier and politician, US President Eisenhower said: “Whenever I run into a problem I can’t solve, I always make it bigger. I can never solve it by trying to make it smaller, but if I make it big enough, I can begin to see the outlines of a solution.” Eisenhower’s approach to problem-solving made him a successful leader. And it may be relevant to the situation in the Mekong today.

Nakaisone Souk and women and men in her community earn their living by fishing and farming; they depend on the water resources of the Mekong River Basin for their survival. Nakaisone is from Don Sahong Island in southern Lao. Photo by Savann Oeurm/Oxfam

Women key to Mekong’s future and prosperity

Publication date March 30, 2018 | 12:00 am

Next week, the leaders of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam will gather for the third Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit in Siem Reap. A key aim is to enhance joint efforts and partnerships to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).