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  1. Hun Sen's friends and family outed in illegal logging expose

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hun Sen, says a new study. Rampant logging in violation of a 2002 moratorium on chopping down and transporting timber has seen Cambodia lose 29 per cent of its primary forests in the past five ... to Hun Sen, his top forestry officials and personal army bodyguard. The report names the syndicate as the Seng Keang Company, saying it is run by Hun Sen's first cousin Dy Chouch ...

  2. Disorder in the court

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... for their misdeeds are minimal, if that. Prime Minister Hun Sen's government has good reason for ensuring they never face trial, and it is doing its best to get its way. There is ample evidence that justice in Cambodia can be swift when those in power want it to be: political opponents of Hun Sen and others deemed obstructive to his autocratic rule have in recent years been accused, tried ...

  3. Effort needed to heal the scars of Cambodia

    Posted Jun 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is sieve-like, Prime Minister Hun Sen's government has been dragging its feet on the process and the crimes are three decades old. Under such circumstances, the UN-backed tribunal is unlikely ... chosen by him and are used to following his instructions. Embarrassments for Mr Hun Sen are likely as a result of evidence. He and many in his government were Khmer Rouge members. China, one ...

  4. Sun Yat-sen's close call revealed

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang The father of the nation, Sun Yat-sen, was saved from death in London by two men who were formerly his professors at medical college in Hong Kong, a descendant of the college's founding dean has revealed. Philip Manson-Bahr said yesterday that his great-grandfather, Sir Patrick Manson, saved Sun Yat-sen when Dr Sun was detained in London's Chinese embassy ...

  5. Sun Yat-sen trail reopens with high hopes for tourism

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong After a year of work mostly funded by the Tourism Commission, the 3.3km Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail through Central and Western District has been renovated. The HK$4 million renovation began last year to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the birth of Sun, the revolutionary leader revered as the father of modern China who died in 1925. It includes the relocation ...

  6. Cambodia bets on booming industry

    Posted Jun 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough in Phnom Penh Phnom Penh waking up to casino benefits On a recent Monday evening, Cambodia casino developer Chen Lip Keong took a stroll through the capital city's Hun Sen ... in October last year. A one-time adviser to former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and a current economic adviser to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the 59-year-old Dr Chen lacks neither ...

  7. Mailbag

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the Bills Committee meeting on October 8 regarding ESF opposition to special educational needs (SEN) representation on the board of governors. He asked the foundation, with only one SEN parent ... that the inclusion of SEN parent representation on the board is 'unfair' to other parent groups and will have a divisive effect. Fairness, however, does not mean treating people uniformly, ...

  8. Voice urged for special needs on ESF board

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... of parents of children with special educational needs (SEN) at King George V School, said an SEN parent representative on the board would ensure all students were given a quality education. 'The voice of SEN parents has to be heard, especially given that SEN students are a small proportion of the student population,' she said. Ms Liu said a 2005 report had pointed out deficiencies ...

  9. The great defender

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Poverty is not just a financial problem. Nobel-winning economist Amartya Sen tells Nora Tong that it is also about the dignity of human life Growing up in poverty-stricken India in the 1930s and 40s where he was surrounded by the squalor of nearby slums, Amartya Sen holds dear in his heart the idea of freedom for people to do and be what they want. 'Poverty is so nasty. ...

  10. Learn to persevere

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau When faced with problems, local primary school students have a tougher time than their mainland counterparts, a survey has revealed. Conducted by the Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong, the Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou and Capital Normal University in Beijing, more than 3,000 students from Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Beijing were ...




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