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  1. News - Asia - SOUTHEAST ASIA

    Vietnamese firms 'carrying out land grabs in Cambodia and Laos'

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... the World Bank's private lending arm- are leading a wave of land grabs in Cambodia and Laos, causing widespread evictions, illegal logging and food insecurity, claims a report. The study, ... in Laos and Cambodia have told of threats. "They invaded our rice fields," said one villager in Laos who lost her land to a HAGL concession. "I went to stop them and told them: ...

  2. HK's young guns face tough test in Laos

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Five games in 11 days will test the discipline and mental strength of Hong Kong's younger generation at the inaugural AFC Under-22 Championships qualifiers in Laos, says coach Ernie Merrick. The 23-member squad leaves today to face a tough task in their first tournament at regional level. 'They have to play five matches over 11 days ...

  3. An Xperience of a lifetime for French rugby fans

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... stayed in Hong Kong for only three days before heading for Laos and Cambodia as part of his Asia Tour to promote French rugby. Being in Hong Kong for the first time, the 24-year-old was enjoying ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Qingming tributes are censored and Beijing invites Myanmar's opposition parties

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 06:31am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Thailand and Laos agree (in principle) on high-speed railway project to link the countries with China. Eleven Weekly China invites Myanmese opposition parties to visit Beijing   * denotes articles ...

  5. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodian elections puts Hun Sen on the back foot

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 04:34pm by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... if the opposition boycotts parliament-- as it did in 2008- Cambodians have “humbled and humiliated Hun Sen”, according to independent analyst Lao Mong Hay, a former researcher for the Asian Human Rights ... weakened its legitimacy that its rule would be seen as dictatorial [unless it offers compromises],” Lao Mong Hay added. The prospect of a prolonged impasse where the opposition refuses to join ...

  6. A Nobel cause

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... for her work helping communities in Laos and Cambodia. Delighted patrons browsed through the spacious restaurant, enjoying delicious canapes and the al fresco environment. The night also included ...

  7. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Chinese help to embalm body of Cambodian king Norodom Sihanouk

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... died. The prime ministers of Vietnam and Laos are expected to visit the palace today to pay respects to Sihanouk, who navigated his country through turbulent decades of war, genocide ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The flawed legacy of Norodom Sihanouk

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Flawed legacy of Sihanouk A wise ruler, the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu wrote, is selfless, hard working, honest, able to time when to act, fair in handling conflict and willing to empower others. Even if Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodia's former king who died in Beijing on Monday aged 89, had been hugely blessed with these traits, greatness would have eluded him ...

  9. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Soaring opposition aims to finally unseat Cambodian PM

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 11:12am by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... of their recently pardoned leader Sam Rainsy- are bringing some real competition as Cambodia heads towards Sunday’s parliamentary elections. “Hun Sen is more nervous than before,” said political expert Lao ...

  10. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodia’s ruling party facing leadership dilemma

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 03:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... seven children of senior ruling party officials are running in Sunday’s election. “Nepotism is part and parcel of our political culture,” said political expert Lao Mong Hay, a former researcher ...




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