Rights

Land rights Cambodia for sale

From our print archive: In the 18 months leading up to 2008, almost half of Cambodia had been leased to foreign speculators – and many who fled the Khmer Rouge are homeless once more By Cathy Scott-Clark, Adrian Levy and Peter Harris

10 hours ago12-minute read

24 June 2019
THIS WEEK IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Things fall apart

Sooner or later, the past always catches up with you. This week we’re looking at the world’s growing garment waste crisis, how BRI’s appetite for traditional Chinese medicine is putting the region’s animals at risk, Cambodia’s domestic debt traps and more.
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THIS WEDNESDAY

Prescription for extinction

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THIS THURSDAY

Debt traps

In the midst of life, countless Cambodian workers are in debt. And it can’t continue

THIS FRIDAY

One nation’s trash

Why Cambodia needs to get creative with its mounting plastic waste

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Power

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Cambodia is reeling from the collapse of an illegal Chinese-owned building in Sihanoukville. We look at how the Chinese-led construction boom is changing the Kingdom.

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