Confronting the new climate reality in Asia and the Pacific

Publication date 19 September 2019 | 21:32 | ICT

ON Monday, world leaders will gather at the UN in New York for the Climate Action Summit. Their goal is simple – to increase ambition and accelerate action in the face of a mounting climate emergency.



  • Building an inclusive digital Asean by 2040

    Publication date 08 September 2019 | 20:00 | ICT

    Digital for development is more critical than digital development. It is high time Asean countries cooperate to address the digital gap within a country and between countries, to ensure an inclusive Digital Asean by 2040.

  • Global Climate Week: A clarion call to address an emergency

    Publication date 05 September 2019 | 18:59 | ICT

    This month, from September 20 to 27, the world will observe Global Climate Week, with events taking place all over the world.

  • A digital August for Asean

    Publication date 04 September 2019 | 21:58 | ICT

    On Saturday, Malaysia celebrated her 62nd anniversary of independence, led by the 94-year old but digitally savvy Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

  • Kim and Trump: A dangerous bromance

    Publication date 03 September 2019 | 21:54 | ICT

    When they hurled insults at each other such as “little rocket man” and “dotard,” and traded threats of nuclear annihilation, few could imagine that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump would develop such a l

  • The growing senior market: Rising demand, limited supply

    Publication date 02 September 2019 | 19:23 | ICT

    Cambodia’s demographics are fundamentally changing. According to government statistics, the elderly population is growing.

  • Cambodia’s lethal roads: Things to be done to save lives

    Publication date 01 September 2019 | 20:45 | ICT

    Cambodia's roads are getting more dangerous. A 2013 World Health Organisation road safety report estimated that around 2,400 Cambodians are killed annually in road accidents.

  • Did the Khmer Rouge’s Nuon Chea escape the truth in death?

    Publication date 29 August 2019 | 18:42 | ICT

    Nuon Chea, the Khmer Rouge’s “Brother Number Two” died in hospital on August 4 at the age of 93.

  • Disaster risk resilience: Key to protecting vulnerable communities

    Publication date 28 August 2019 | 19:15 | ICT

    The past five years have been the hottest on record in Asia and the Pacific. Unprecedented heatwaves have swept across our region, cascading into slow onset disasters such as drought.

  • As the world warms up, dengue could spread

    Publication date 27 August 2019 | 19:03 | ICT

    Record-breaking dengue outbreaks around the region have scientists and medical professionals questioning just how much climate change is to blame for the spike in cases.

  • What does the G7 meeting in France have to do with Cambodia?

    Publication date 26 August 2019 | 21:02 | ICT

    The Group of Seven (G7) met in the small Atlantic coastal town of Biarritz in France from Saturday to Monday for this year’s edition.