Stories about Cambodia from March, 2009
Cambodia: Evidence at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal
Former Khmer Rouge rebels doubt there will be sufficient evidence to convict the five leaders waiting to stand trial at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. Because the events occurred 30 years ago, evidence and witnesses could be hard to come by.
Cambodia: Trial begins for Khmer Rouge leader
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia began the first public hearing of Kaing Guek Eav, known as Duch. During the Khmer Rouge regime, Duch headed the infamous Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh where thousands died.
Cambodia: Demand for microfinance
The economic downturn has raised the demand for microfinance programs in Cambodia.
Global Recession Survey: Survival Tips and Business Opportunities
Everybody is trying hard to cope with the global economic crisis. Bloggers are offering survival tips to their readers. Businesses around the world are adjusting. Some are even profiting from the crisis. In this post, I will feature individuals and companies exerting their very best to overcome the recession.
Cambodia: Rice politics
Rice is more than a staple of the Cambodian diet. It also implicates land rights, trade and international relations. Some Cambodians are frustrated over land leases to neighboring Vietnam. They are concerned the leases will evolve into ownership changes, resulting in a reduction of Cambodian territory.
Cambodia: Oil wealth
There are reports hinting of large oil and gas deposits in Cambodia. Will this create a vast oil wealth for Cambodia?
Cambodia: Online music websites
Piseth suggests a few websites which offer free Cambodian music downloads.
Cambodia: Rising cases of acid attacks
A report shows there has been an increase in acid attacks in Cambodia in recent years.
Global: Bubbles, Bailouts and Stimulus Plans
Identifying the economic woes of the United States is crucial. But we should also understand that other countries are also grappling with bankrupt companies and shrinking economies. Many countries are also implementing their own stimulus plans. What are some of the examples used by bloggers around the world when they discuss the bubble economies, bailout of banks and stimulus plans of their countries?
Southeast Asia: Who is my neighbor?
Pravit Rojanaphruk writes about the lack of knowledge of Southeast Asians about their neighbors in the region.
Cambodia: Foreign aid continues during economic crisis
Reports of foreign aid to Cambodia continue despite the global economic crisis. CAAI News Media shares news that the United States will give Cambodia $21 million USD over four years in a program to alleviate poverty in rural parts of the country.
Cambodian Public Opinion Survey
A survey of Cambodian public opinion was conducted by the International Republican Institute from October-November 2008. The survey found that 82 percent of Cambodians see their country as moving in the right direction, 59 percent of Cambodians said border issues and demarcation as the most concern followed by the prices of goods, and 85 percent of respondents wanted to elect their own village chief rather than having one imposed by the government.