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‘Pearl of the Orient’ losing its charms to development: Phnom Penh high-rises sprout, heritage buildings out

Cambodia’s capital could lay legitimate claim to the title of ‘Pearl of the Orient’, and once boasted the most diverse architecture in Southeast Asia. But it’s losing its charms as its heritage is razed and high-rises sprout.

16 Jul 2019 - 9:02PM

Cambodia’s capital could lay legitimate claim to the title of ‘Pearl of the Orient’, and once boasted the most diverse architecture in Southeast Asia. But it’s losing its charms as its heritage is razed and high-rises sprout.

‘Pearl of the Orient’ losing its charms to development: Phnom Penh high-rises sprout, heritage buildings out
‘A lot of mini-Dutertes’: drugs war blamed as murders soar in Philippines

Murders in the Philippines are soaring as Duterte’s drug war fuels a culture of killing, prompting comparisons with the rule of dictator Marcos. And while Duterte is starting to look like his idol, the next wave of politicians are starting to look like Duterte

20 Jun 2019 - 7:40PM

Murders in the Philippines are soaring as Duterte’s drug war fuels a culture of killing, prompting comparisons with the rule of dictator Marcos. And while Duterte is starting to look like his idol, the next wave of politicians are starting to look like Duterte

‘A lot of mini-Dutertes’: drugs war blamed as murders soar in Philippines
Filipino seamen, despite powering global trade, face growing threats to their livelihoods

Smaller crews, competition from nations such as Vietnam and China, and an expected safety blacklist are among pressures driving a sharp decline in the number of Filipinos working at sea.

6 Jun 2019 - 8:21AM

Smaller crews, competition from nations such as Vietnam and China, and an expected safety blacklist are among pressures driving a sharp decline in the number of Filipinos working at sea.

Filipino seamen, despite powering global trade, face growing threats to their livelihoods
Children in prison: Philippines’ rundown Houses of Hope detain kids in appalling conditions

Thousands of children are being held in appalling conditions for petty crimes or because they have been abandoned. A law change to lower the age of criminal responsibility to 12 has been called an ‘act of violence against children’ by the UN.

23 May 2019 - 8:37PM

Thousands of children are being held in appalling conditions for petty crimes or because they have been abandoned. A law change to lower the age of criminal responsibility to 12 has been called an ‘act of violence against children’ by the UN.

Children in prison: Philippines’ rundown Houses of Hope detain kids in appalling conditions
Cambodia's grief runs deep
26 Oct 1997 - 12:00AM
Cambodia's grief runs deep
King's return seen as threat to Hun Sen
Cambodian shootout linked to Macau arms smuggling bid
Party in disarray long before coup
Coup deals economy severe blow
Seek out political killers, says UN
Pol Pot has fled, Thai minister asserts
MPs' absence throws election date into doubt
Hun Sen to carry on in face of boycott
Hard battle to dislodge dug-in rebels
Rainsy flies into storm over passport ban
UN details Cambodia's misery
20 Oct 1998 - 12:00AM
UN details Cambodia's misery
Threat of deeper isolation
18 Oct 1997 - 12:00AM
Threat of deeper isolation
Patchy wet-season rainfall prompts appeal for rice aid
Fears of imported toxic waste spreading
Calm belies unresolved conflict
Chaos fear as Sam Rainsy, prince reject election results
Law blamed for raising production costs
Khmer Rouge attack mars peaceful polls
Coffee farmers to stem exports
17 Feb 2000 - 12:00AM
Coffee farmers to stem exports
Gas project runs into more strife
Hun Sen's olive branch has thorns
Top-quality horse-racing track focus for Hanoi sport complex
HK group helps pave path to profit, reports Huw Watkin
Rivals flee to safety in capital
Reformers gain in bid to fix economy