Citizens and buddhist monks march for human rights.
The bokator championships were held in Phnom Penh
Anti-Vietnam Protests in Phnom Penh
Kampuchea Krom, a territory allocated to Vietnam in 1949, belongs, according to many Cambodians, to Cambodia and is the object of a deep-rooted resentment towards its neighbouring country.
Protest Against Australia Refugee Deal x Cambodia
UPDATED X NEW PHOTOGRAPHS: Members from various civil society groups, taken in hand by monks from the Independent Monk Network for Social Justice (IMNSJ) protest against a controversial refugee deal with Cambodia.
Three hydroelectric dams are planned on Mekong tributaries in Cambodia. Land will be cleared, lives will be uprooted in a country rife with corruption and with little consideration for its weaker citizens (work in progress).
Work in Progress... The construction of 3 dams on Mekong tributaries in Northern Cambodia will uproot the lives of many.
This Is Not Belgium1
Work in progress (see also 'This Is Not Belgium2')... What is Belgium made of? A mistake in history or a genuine country, with an identifiable identity?
This Is Not Belgium2
Work in progress... What is Belgium made of? A mistake in history or a genuine country, with an identifiable identity?
A Fine Thread
Partly financed by the AFD (Agence Française de Développement), the ILO (International Labour Organisation) set up ‘Better Factories Cambodia’, a unique program which strives to set internationally recognised standards in the Cambodian garment industry, which would benefit workers, employers, unions, Western countries and which aims to reduce poverty.
Cambodian Garment Workers Protest Crackdown
The Cambodian armed forces cracked down heavily on a garment workers strike about wages.
Myanmar's Minority Demise
Borders are blind and don't go into the details of ethnicity. Myanmar is not different. There is a patchwork of ethnic groups on both sides of Myanmar's borders.
There are 135 ethnic groups listed in Myanmar. It is a patchwork, for now still more or less held together by a strong central power (work in progress).
Myanmar Wa State
Wa state in Myanmar finds it difficult to renounce opium growing.
Boeung Kak Lake Eviction
The Boeung Kak lake community in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) is entangled in a land grabbing issue since 2007 (work in progress).
Borei Keila Eviction
In yet another eviction in the name of development, hundreds of families in Phnom Penh were denied their human right to decent housing and dragged into a spiral of pauperisation.
SL Garment Strike Repression
A march by the SL Garment factory workers in Cambodia who are on a strike since the month of August for a rise in wages was violently stopped by riot police, resulting in 1 dead and several wounded.
Opposition bid to Cambodian Elections
The opposition CNRP was close to winning the 2013 legislative elections (work in progress). It pressures the Hun Sen government ever since.
Cambodian Elections Aftermath
The Cambodian 2013 elections left the country cut in two. The opposition CNRP having gained a significant amount of voices claims it was denied victory through fraud and asks for Prime Minister Hun Sen to resign. (see also 'Opposition bid to Cambodian Elections'
2011 Cambodian Floods
In 2011, Cambodia was affected by the worst floods since at least 10 years, jeopardising the future of thousands of families.
Thaï boxing is Khmer...
Rithy Panh's bid for an Oscar
Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh's 'Missing Picture' is nominated for an Oscar.
Khmer Rouge Trial
On July 26th 2010, the first verdict in the Khmer Rouge Trials was pronounced against Kaing Guek Eav, alias Duch, in charge of the S21 interrogation center between 1975 and 1979.
Khmer Rouge Trial Background
Background info about the Khmer Rouge trials.
Cambodia: Preah Vihear Border Dispute
On November 11th, the International Court of Justice will issue its verdict about the ongoing border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand about 4,7Km2 of land near the Preah Vihear temple.
Kep By The Sea
The former glory of the colonial seaside resort of Kep has not come back yet.
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