LAMA ALTAHER WRITES — Who would have thought that Cambodia would have been successful in keeping the coronavirus outbreak under control? This country of one-party rule with few checks and balances, with an authoritarian Prime Minister criticized by other countries in Southeast Asia, with a far from free electoral system…Full Article CAMBODIA: STRONG-ARM GOVERNMENT TACTICS BEAT BACK A PANDEMIC
KATHERINE DOUGLAS WRITES — Earlier this month, following a report on an investigation, the EU threatened to pull trade preferences for Cambodia because it was “concerned about the human rights situation there [Cambodia]”. The government has yet to officially respond, despite the one-month time limit imposed in the report. Of note, the EU…Full Article CAMBODIA: THE HUMAN RIGHTS QUESTIONS NEVER SEEM TO END
KATHERINE DOUGLAS WRITES — What is voluntourism? A trip abroad that entails community service work as well as a way to give back to communities around the world. Sounds good, but many people neglect to research the organizations they have decided to help. And this can be a serious problem.…Full Article Voluntourism, as for example in Cambodia: But Are You Really, Honestly Helping?