Stories about Cambodia from July, 2013
Slim Majority for Ruling Party in Cambodian Polls
Cambodia's Opposition party may have gained more seats in this year's National Assembly elections but the ruling party, which has been in power in almost three decades, continued to dominate the overall results. Election fever is over, the results are out and nothing changes afterall, despite massive gains by the...
Women Candidates in Cambodian Election
Mapping tool confirms that women candidates are still the second choice of Cambodia’s major political parties
State of Islam in Southeast Asia
Murray Hunter of the University Malaysia Perlis discusses the situation of Muslim-majority societies in Southeast Asia as well as the issues associated with the rise of Islam in the region. Poverty, literacy, education, displacement, feudalism, unemployment, suppression, and control is dispossessing Muslims within ASEAN. Government and Ulama are trying to...
‘Gender-Based Violence’ Mapping in Cambodia
The Open Institute NGO has launched a crowdsourced gender-based violence mapping tool in Cambodia to promote and protect women rights. The project echoes the need for public awareness about the issue of violence against women and how new technologies and the Internet can be tapped to address the problem.
Garment Factory Map in Cambodia
The Cambodian Center for Human Rights has launched a map of garment factories in Cambodia. The map provides details of each factory including location, nationality of the owner, and number of employees. There are at least 558 garment factories in Cambodia which produce and supply garments to major international brands...
Cambodia Elections: The Facebook Vote
Cambodian netizens are actively using Facebook to discuss, debate, and share updates about the July 28 National Assembly elections. Meanwhile, political parties are also maximizing the popular social networking site to reach out to younger voters.
Online Resources to Monitor Cambodian Elections
On July 28, Cambodian voters will decide whether to end or extend the 28-year rule of the Cambodian People’s Party as the nation prepares for its fifth National Assembly elections since 1993. The ruling party is led by Prime Minister Hun Sen who is already the longest serving head of state in Southeast Asia.
‘Gangnam Style’ Parody Features Urban Poor Kids in Cambodia
‘Gangnam Style’ continues to be an Internet sensation but this time it is performed by 160 children from an urban poor village in Cambodia. The parody of the music video originally popularized by South Korean superstar Psy got more than 200,000 hits on YouTube a few days after it was uploaded.