Experts fear that Cambodia will not be competitive with its Southeast Asian neighbors, as a free flow of goods and services between the 10 Asean members ensues.
In a Facebook post Wednesday, Sam Rainsy compared the CPP’s actions to 1997 when Prince Norodom Ranarridh was removed from a power-sharing agreement with the CPP.
Cambodian media reported Wednesday that negotiations are taking place to organize a deal between Sam Rainsy and strongman PM Hun Sen.
A 2013 research showed that six of 14 skin-whitening creams had levels of mercury higher than allowed in Asean or the US.
Hun Sen has expressed a desire to improve Cambodia’s image abroad, but the country’s deep poverty, political divisions and human rights abuses make that a tough case.
Laos says it intends to go forward with the Don Sahong Dam project, despite opposition from Cambodia and Vietnam.
It is unclear whether any Cambodians, who have a large diaspora population in France, were among those killed in the attack.
Sam Rainsy, who is abroad, canceled plans to return to Cambodia Monday night, and the Interior Ministry said it is has formed a special committee to handle his arrest.
A court ordered the arrest of Sam Rainsy on Friday in connection with a defamation case brought by Foreign Minister Hor Namhong in 2008.
Cambodia remains increasingly vulnerable to rains that could grow heavier in a changing climate.
Long Panhavuth told VOA Khmer the court is unlikely to launch investigations into similar crimes in the Asia Pacific.
Cambodian consular general marked Cambodia’s Independence Day for the first time in Long Beach, CA. on November 9.