In January 2018 local governor Yun Min warned that Chinese investments bring organised crime and instability to Sihanoukville, sending a three-page letter to the interior minister.
The arrest of three Chinese nationals with $3.5m in their bag has only roused further suspicion over the state of illegal money making its way into the Kingdom. Questions remain unanswered if the situation is merely the tip of the iceberg
Despite a rosy outlook for its oil industry, the Kingdom needs to face several issues as it moves further into the sector
While the last remaining Japanese aid shrinks, Cambodia must now look at ways to persevere with grit and sweat to stand on its own feet, at long last
Asean can pave the way to be an economic powerhouse if it leverages on with Seoul, considering a radical shift in the domestic and foreign policy of South Korea, since President Moon Jae-in came to power.
The British have had their world order in the 19th century, after which the Americans took over the century. And now it is the Chinese’s turn.
The economic tariffs on rice exports to the EU were mainly at the behest of Italian rice producers who could not compete with imported rice. As seen in trade wars, we are likely to see more of this sort of action – certainly among the major trading blocks.
The flurry of recent military activities in South China Sea and around the region appears to indicate an arms race build-up in the region.
Cambodia is primarily reliant on coal and hydro for its power, and as we are aware, the hydro part is being constrained by low water flows in the Mekong. There are more coal-fired plants planned in Sihanouk Province and these will make a valuable addition.
At the 18th government private sector forum held a week ago, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced sweeping economic reforms.