Thailand’s fragrant rice falls behind peers’

Failure to win the World’s Best Rice award for two consecutive years has jolted Thailand—the home of the Hom Mali (jasmine) rice—to overhaul its...

Cambodia eyes more revenues from customs, excise taxes

Cambodia is looking at raising its revenue target by over 20 percent next year, with the boost expected to come from higher customs and...

Thailand cross-border trade dips 2% to 1.12T baht

Thailand saw its cross-border trade dip by nearly 2 percent during the first 10 months of the year on account of various factors which...

US businesses keen on Cambodia tourism opportunities

Investors from the United States are setting their sights on Cambodia’s tourism opportunities, the Ministry of Tourism said. The ministry said on Monday that US...

RCEP members lure back India

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are underway with the crafting of measures to resolve the recent exit of India from...

Mekong nations face severe drought made worse by dams

The four lower Mekong River basin countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam should expect severe to extreme drought—compounded by dams—to persist until January,...

EU and HRW slam Cambodia clampdown

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Cambodia should drop all charges against the opposition leader Kem Sokha (pictured) and allow exiled critics to return to...

Malaysia fugitive Low set to lose Cyprus passport

High-profile Cambodian government figures and the fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho are due to lose their secretly acquired Republic of Cyprus passports. Cyprus...

RCEP conclusion fails amid India’s withdrawal

A free-trade deal between members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and their five trading partners failed to be signed amid India’s...

Human Rights questions Cambodia over harassment of activists

THE United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNHCR) has hit out at Cambodia for the harassment of some 100 activists and detention of more...

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