If his objective is not to offend, then he has no room at all.– The UN’s rights envoy to Cambodia, Surya Subedi, faces a balancing act in dealing with a government that has become highly sensitive to international criticism.
Montagnards came to Canada 'the legal way' →
I see Citizenship and Immigration Canada has issued a wee press release publicizing Canada’s acceptance of 50 Montagnard refugees who had been held at a now shuttered UN-run refugee centre in Phnom Penh. In it, Minister Jason Kenney compliments the group of 50, who range in age from six months to 57 years, for coming to Canada “the legal way” — a backhand swipe,...
We were able to capture moments of the courtship and mating process on camera,...– An NGO has released the ‘first recorded camera-trap footage of Asian elephants mating’ in Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains. Well then. I’m not sure what it is about this country and uncomfortable stories about elephants.
Visit from Vietnamese delegation coincides with... →
Cambodia has shut down a United Nations-run refugee centre for minority Montagnards from Vietnam. Groups who work with refugees in Phnom Penh, including the UN Refugee Agency, were able to process the remaining 75 asylum seekers who had been living at the facility. But it appears the government’s deadline this week to close the centre coincided with a visit from a Vietnamese delegation. And...
Cambodia is providing a fascinating case study in the power of dollarization to...– The Wall Street Journal opines on the dollar, development and why Cambodia should (officially) shirk the riel in favour of the greenback.
To date, all he’s received is a statement from Secretary General Ban Ki-moon...– Luke Hunt, writing in The Diplomat, on the United Nations’ tepid response to the border skirmishes between Cambodia and Thailand.
We really want the trial to be up and running very soon. If they die, they bring...– As former Khmer Rouge leaders ask to be released before their pending war crimes trials, observers say time is running out to prosecute the now elderly co-defendants.