Economy not working for women

Publication date 22 January 2019 | 15:04 | ICT

Sophoan is a domestic worker mother of three. She recently gave birth to a healthy third child. Sophoan is the main income earner in her family – her husband works as a motodop but he can only contribute $50 per month.



  • The year of fierce competition

    Publication date 25 December 2018 | 15:29 | ICT

    As the year draws to an end, 2018 was not a year of living dangerously, as most of us mere mortals want more than ever to live a quiet life. The year has also not been easy for any leader, as Theresa May knows all too well.

  • Women a big part of our future

    Publication date 24 December 2018 | 14:01 | ICT

    I have an auntie who lives in Kampong Cham province. She has eight cows, dozens of ducks and chickens, a fishpond and a little bit of land to grow rice. I told her that it would be fun to play in her fields.

  • Belt and Road Forum

    Publication date 21 December 2018 | 12:41 | ICT

    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying held a Regular Press Conference in Beijing on Tuesday on the First Meeting of the Advisory Council of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

  • Asean remains a priority for China

    Publication date 20 December 2018 | 09:47 | ICT

    Students from Asean member countries learn lessons in friendship at colleges in China’s southwest.

  • Asean must press Suu Kyi

    Publication date 18 December 2018 | 13:36 | ICT

    Asean, which Thailand will chair next year, must take tough measures to put pressure on Myanmar and its de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to end atrocities against the Muslim Rohingya, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said at the weekend.

  • US-China war isn’t going away

    Publication date 17 December 2018 | 15:36 | ICT

    The detention of Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver is an early skirmish in what will probably be a 30-year war.

  • A Cambodian Christmas Story

    Publication date 14 December 2018 | 12:25 | ICT

    Ayear ago, on the 11th of December 2017, just one day after the celebration of Human Rights Day, Christmas came early for the advocates of child rights when the Cambodian government launched the Action Plan to Prevent and Respond to

  • Lion Air’s Organisational failure

    Publication date 13 December 2018 | 14:40 | ICT

    Lion Air never adequately explained or took responsibility for the 2015 collapse. The recent crash of Lion Air flight JT610 might be technical in nature, but is also a manifestation of the airline’s organisational failure.

  • Real enemy in climate change

    Publication date 11 December 2018 | 15:29 | ICT

    The truce on US-China trade disputes at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires has only temporarily put aside the underlying tension and differences of views across the Pacific.

  • China naval base a CNRP myth?

    Publication date 10 December 2018 | 15:18 | ICT

    Speculation that Cambodia had ceded military control of a port in Koh Kong province reached a fever pitch in the weeks following Prime Minister Hun Sen’s attendance of the Asean Summit in Singapore earlier this month.