Death by Association

Despite unprecedented numbers taking to the streets to demand a better future, union rights continue to take a battering in Cambodia By Chak Sopheap, published on September issue of Southeast Asia Globe. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) recently found Cambodia to be one of the worst countries in the world for labour and union rights. Only… Continue reading Death by Association

Boeng Kak Investor Dismisses Ethics in Name of Business

(This is a letter to editor, published on July 1st, 2014. “Reprinted with the permission of The CAMBODIA DAILY.”) On June 25, the private firm buying 1.35 hectares in Phnom Penh’s contentious Boeng Kak lake neighborhood claimed, incredibly, to have no knowledge of the site’s internationally recognized land dispute (“Firm Buying Boeng Kak Land Claims… Continue reading Boeng Kak Investor Dismisses Ethics in Name of Business

Cambodian Women and the Economy

Cambodian Women and the Economy – Bertelsmann Future Challenges.   Cambodian Women and the Economy Friday, 8 March 2013 / Chak Sopheap Tags: Cambodia, Development, economy, entertainment sector, garment industry, gender, women, women’s day Regions: Cambodia A traditional Khmer saying  “sartrey bangvil cheung kran min chum”, meaning  women cannot do anything besides moving around the… Continue reading Cambodian Women and the Economy

Why wait to be hired? Start your own business!

Why wait to be hired? Start your own business! ? Bertelsmann Future Challenges.   Tuesday, 11 December 2012 / Chak Sopheap Tags: ASEAN Economic Community, Cambodia, Small and medium enterprise, Women in Business, youth Regions: Cambodia I ?think the difference has ?started to emerge now in Cambodia between the way our parents think and the… Continue reading Why wait to be hired? Start your own business!

?Development? does not justify land grabs in Cambodia

?Development? does not justify land grabs in Cambodia Saturday, 17 December 2011 / Chak Sopheap Tags: Cambodia, Development, evictions, land grabs, sustainable development Regions: Cambodia The problem of forced evictions and land grabs is growing worse in Cambodia, leading to violence fuelled by deep dissatisfaction over existing resettlement schemes. Estimates by both local and international… Continue reading ?Development? does not justify land grabs in Cambodia

Cambodia: reform needed to combat poverty

Cambodia: reform needed to combat poverty ? Bertelsmann Future Challenges. Cambodia: reform needed to combat poverty Tuesday, 9 August 2011 / Chak Sopheap Tags: accountability, Cambodia, Civil Society, global civil society, NGOs, poverty Regions: Burma, Cambodia Cambodia is among the world?s poorest countries. While parts of the economy are making considerable progress, more than 30… Continue reading Cambodia: reform needed to combat poverty

Cambodia: Women Business Network

Cambodia: Women Business Network (Khmer Version) Written by Sopheap Chak in attribution to Open Institute’s Women Program The article is part of Open Institute’s Women Bulletin issue #4, August-September 2010