Political judiciary versus an independent judiciary in Cambodia

(published on analysis and op-ed of the Phnom Penh Post, 21 November 2014) Monks, activists and supporters take part in a protest at Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar prison earlier this week to demand the release of 17 imprisoned activists, monks and opposition members. Vireak Mai Political judiciary versus an independent judiciary in Cambodia Fri, 21… Continue reading Political judiciary versus an independent judiciary in Cambodia

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

‘A force more powerful’ book gift for 2014 International Peace Day

The theme of this year International Peace Day is “the Right of Peoples to Peace”, which is to mark the 30th Anniversary of the General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace which means to recognise the promotion of peace is necessary for full enjoyment of all human rights. Peace should not be described as… Continue reading ‘A force more powerful’ book gift for 2014 International Peace Day

A nature of love and a must to conserve: Cambodia’s Chi Phat Eco-tourism

People would need a space for an escape from their routine life and environment sometimes. So did I when I managed to have a weekend escape with my partner in late August 2014 to Koh Kong province where this turned to be the greatest escape weekend ever in our lives. However it was not a… Continue reading A nature of love and a must to conserve: Cambodia’s Chi Phat Eco-tourism

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

Things impress me in Sweden

One thing that many of us may aware about Sweden is the Nobel Prize—known as the legacy of Sweden’s Alfred Nobel (1833–1896). However, after my second trip, I have more to tell than the impression I made during my first trip and I hope this will reflect to Cambodian context where we could learn. Educating… Continue reading Things impress me in Sweden

When justice is a prisoner

May 2014 Human Rights Spotlight: When justice is a prisoner (published on analysis and op-ed of the Phnom Penh Post, 06 June 2014) Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association president Vorn Pov speaks from inside a police truck as it enters Phnom Penh Municipal Court last month. Heng Chivoan When justice is a prisoner Fri,… Continue reading When justice is a prisoner

Cambodian Political Deadlock: A Trend or An Excuse?

Since the election on 28 July 2013—when we witnessed a changing trend among Cambodians in political sphere which political debate and question on political parties for a concrete policy was raised and never so in the history—the uncertainty of how political resolution around the election result has continued. The problem continued at the controversy of… Continue reading Cambodian Political Deadlock: A Trend or An Excuse?

What is Nyobay or literally politics?

With recent political climate that Cambodian has faced, it inspires me to get our netizens’ view surround this environment and dialogue together. However, before we go into detail, I would like to explore your though/comment on what you define Nyobay or literally  politics. Please leave your comment here and thanks for your kind interest to… Continue reading What is Nyobay or literally politics?