An affront to human rights

An affront to human rights (published on analysis and op-ed of the Phnom Penh Post, 1st October 2014) Protesters gather in front of the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh on Friday before the signing of a controversial refugee deal between the countries. Heng Chivoan Wed, 1 October 2014 Chak Sopheap As recently as January, Australia… Continue reading An affront to human rights

Cambodia: The Two Sides of Intra-Asian Migration ? Bertelsmann Future Challenges

Cambodia: The Two Sides of Intra-Asian Migration ? Bertelsmann Future Challenges.   Cambodia: The Two Sides of Intra-Asian Migration Wednesday, 17 August 2011 / Chak Sopheap Tags: Civil Society, developing countries, globalization, human rights, migration, remittances Regions: Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand Migration is a worldwide phenomenon from which Cambodia is no exception. After a long decade… Continue reading Cambodia: The Two Sides of Intra-Asian Migration ? Bertelsmann Future Challenges

Cambodia's deportations ordered by China

By Chak Sopheap, Guest Commentary to UPI Asia Online Published on 2010 Jan 21 Niigata, Japan ? After decades of isolation due to genocide and political conflict, Cambodia has integrated with regional groups like the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and adopted a free market system. However, the right to movement in the country is… Continue reading Cambodia's deportations ordered by China

Thai miltary killing Cambodian loggers

By Chak Sopheap Published on UPI Asia, December 23, 2009 Niigata, Japan ? Phorn Sarith, a 37-year-old Cambodian logger, died when Thai soldiers reportedly fired indiscriminately on 25 loggers working in the Dangrek mountains in Oddar Meanchey, a Cambodian province on the Thai-Cambodian border, last Saturday. Since September Thai soldiers have killed six Cambodian loggers,… Continue reading Thai miltary killing Cambodian loggers

Agony of repatriated Khmer Rouge refugees

By Chak Sopheap Guest Commentary, Published on UPI Asia Niigata, Japan ? One of the untold tragedies of U.S. policy has been the forced repatriation of young Cambodians, mainly men, who went to the United States as refugees after escaping the Khmer Rouge genocide of the late 1970s. The United States took in 130,000 Cambodian… Continue reading Agony of repatriated Khmer Rouge refugees