Vincent Macisaac

The gateway to Angkor Wat aims to triple its number of international tourist arrivals over the next 15 years, with a focus on ensuring rural communities share in the tourism wealth.


The number of people testing positive for the virus that causes Aids in a remote area of northwestern Cambodia is continuing to climb, as migrant workers who had been patients of a doctor facing murder charges over the outbreak return to their villages for testing, local officials said.

Many of Yem Chrin's former patients still refer to him as "the good doctor", but others say the life sentence he faces for allegedly infecting more than 140 people in a Cambodian village with HIV is not enough.

Myanmar's swift economic development has been marked by the rise of a new class of political dissidents: the ploughing protesters. They are farmers and activists angry that developers have snatched away farmland, rights groups say.


On October 12, 2011, a guard approached the cell of prisoner 7021/C, and said, "I have good news brother. You have been ordered released." Saw Thet Tun refused to believe him. He had 10 years left of a 22-year sentence, his second, for writing and distributing a pro- democracy pamphlet.

As controversy continues over the treatment of domestic helpers in the SAR, Oake Khaung, the founder of Yangon recruitment company Gold Mine Manpower, said the official paperwork for the first group of 19 workers - who are due to arrive next week - had still not been completed, signalling that Myanmar's Ministry of Labour wanted to ensure their rights would be protected.