Cambodia

An unkind gesture by the US
Sous Yara

On July 16, 2019, the US House of Representatives passed the “HR 526 Cambodia Democracy Act,” also known as the Cambodia Democracy Act of 2019. It was passed based on misleading information and even worse, ill-intention, ignoring the genuine democratisation process in Cambodia. In fact, it should be called “Hypocrisy Toward Cambodia Act”.

Power shortage a wake up call
Miles Dugmore

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.

An European Union flag flutters outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, January. Reuters

The EBA

EBA status allows the world’s poorest countries to sell any goods tariff-free to EU nations, except weapons. About 48 countries are EBA beneficiaries including Myanmar, Lao PDR, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Timor-Leste.