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



  • Elections – An open letter to President Trump

    Publication date 20 November 2018 | 11:18 | ICT

    Dear Mr President, The recent US elections have produced considerable controversy about parties on one side or the other allegedly rigging the results reported by computers.

  • Beijing’s warm ties with Asia

    Publication date 19 November 2018 | 14:09 | ICT

    When Yan Xuetong, a leading strategic thinker in China and dean of the Institute of International Relations at Tsinghua University, told the media last month that China is seeing its best strategic opportunity since the Cold War, many people may have chosen to disagree.

  • Tough agenda in Singapore

    Publication date 14 November 2018 | 11:04 | ICT

    World leaders have a minefield of issues to clear, from trade and territorial disputes to a humanitarian crisis.

  • The tussle in Mekong basin

    Publication date 13 November 2018 | 13:30 | ICT

    Countries in the Mekong basin, notably those located in the lower part of the river – Asia’s seventh longest – are in need of a collective strategy to secure their future, given China’s control of the upstream part and ongoing changes in global geo-politics.

  • Apec’s impact on Vietnam

    Publication date 09 November 2018 | 13:13 | ICT

    In 1989, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (Apec) was launched to meet the dynamic development of the Asia-Pacific region, based on three pillars: trade and investment liberalisation; business facilitation; and economic and technical cooperation (Ecotech).

  • On Singapore envy

    Publication date 07 November 2018 | 11:55 | ICT

    Long gone are the glory days of the “American Dream”, when overseas Filipinos would nonchalantly boast about how “walang ganyan sa States (There is no such thing in the US)”, and proudly share their First-World experience of glitz and glamour in the world’s most powerful nation. Those days are over

  • Building a ‘startup nation’

    Publication date 06 November 2018 | 11:22 | ICT

    Talented Thailand could lead Asia onto the global tech and innovation stage if financing is in place to light the bonfire.

  • Asia should break silence

    Publication date 05 November 2018 | 14:47 | ICT

    Most Asian governments have refrained from condemning the shocking torture and murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi. Why?

  • Uighur suppression in China

    Publication date 02 November 2018 | 10:26 | ICT

    In an example of terrible overreaction, scattered violence has triggered the abuse of an entire community. Months after news reports began circulating in the global media, the Chinese government has finally acknowledged the existence of a large network of “re-education camps” for Muslim citizens –

  • Carriers need to make people fly safely

    Publication date 02 November 2018 | 10:26 | ICT

    To prevent any accidents, all carriers bear the responsibility to ensure the safety of their passengers.