China naval base a CNRP myth?

Publication date 10 December 2018 | 15:18 | ICT

Speculation that Cambodia had ceded military control of a port in Koh Kong province reached a fever pitch in the weeks following Prime Minister Hun Sen’s attendance of the Asean Summit in Singapore earlier this month.



  • Tough agenda in Singapore

    Publication date 14 November 2018 | 11:04 | ICT

    World leaders have a minefield of issues to clear, from trade and territorial disputes to a humanitarian crisis.

  • The tussle in Mekong basin

    Publication date 13 November 2018 | 13:30 | ICT

    Countries in the Mekong basin, notably those located in the lower part of the river – Asia’s seventh longest – are in need of a collective strategy to secure their future, given China’s control of the upstream part and ongoing changes in global geo-politics.

  • Apec’s impact on Vietnam

    Publication date 09 November 2018 | 13:13 | ICT

    In 1989, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (Apec) was launched to meet the dynamic development of the Asia-Pacific region, based on three pillars: trade and investment liberalisation; business facilitation; and economic and technical cooperation (Ecotech).

  • On Singapore envy

    Publication date 07 November 2018 | 11:55 | ICT

    Long gone are the glory days of the “American Dream”, when overseas Filipinos would nonchalantly boast about how “walang ganyan sa States (There is no such thing in the US)”, and proudly share their First-World experience of glitz and glamour in the world’s most powerful nation. Those days are over

  • Building a ‘startup nation’

    Publication date 06 November 2018 | 11:22 | ICT

    Talented Thailand could lead Asia onto the global tech and innovation stage if financing is in place to light the bonfire.

  • Asia should break silence

    Publication date 05 November 2018 | 14:47 | ICT

    Most Asian governments have refrained from condemning the shocking torture and murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi. Why?

  • Uighur suppression in China

    Publication date 02 November 2018 | 10:26 | ICT

    In an example of terrible overreaction, scattered violence has triggered the abuse of an entire community. Months after news reports began circulating in the global media, the Chinese government has finally acknowledged the existence of a large network of “re-education camps” for Muslim citizens –

  • Carriers need to make people fly safely

    Publication date 02 November 2018 | 10:26 | ICT

    To prevent any accidents, all carriers bear the responsibility to ensure the safety of their passengers.

  • US, China can avoid confrontation

    Publication date 30 October 2018 | 11:13 | ICT

    In Annoucing he will meet with his Chinese counterpart this week, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said competition does not necessarily mean hostility. That statement deserves heeding by some of his colleagues in the Donald Trump administration.

  • A word against regulation

    Publication date 29 October 2018 | 13:34 | ICT

    when the printing press first began spreading throughout Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries, it brought with it a revolution in and democratisation of ideas.