AsiaWATCH

End Executions

Malaysia’s decision to abandon the death penalty is winning praise and adds further momentum to a growing global trend that human rights advocates hope will spell an end to state-sanctioned killing. But there’s still a […]

AsiaWATCH

Genocide Verdict Nears

A verdict in the genocide trial of Pol Pot’s surviving henchmen is due next week and the findings by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) will have far-reaching legal ramifications for future […]

Foreign Correspondence

Garbage Feeds Thousands

Homeless and poverty is an increasing issue in affluent Australia. In Melbourne, considered among the world’s most liveable cities, Dumpster Diving through the bins of supermarkets to salvage what’s left is now common. By Morgan […]

Foreign Correspondence

Hurley Scroggins: 1961-2018

Hurley Scroggins, journalist and owner of what was the greatest little bar in Phnom Penh, passed away on October 4. Following the closure of Cantina, Michael Hayes, co-founder and former publisher of the Phnom Penh […]

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China in Cambodia

Rarely have Beijing and its minions been seen in such a dreadful light. The arrival of mainland Chinese in their droves as developers, financiers, restaurateurs, boiler room operators, gamblers, construction workers and tourists is sorely […]