Opinion

Claim That CNRP Border Campaign a Success Sheer Fabrication

I have some disappointment after reading the article “Border Issue Big Because No Other Problems” (August 31) in which it was reported that “Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong said…that the opposition CNRP has only been enjoying so much success in its recent campaign against Vietnamese incursions into Cambodia because no other problems exist in the country.”

September 2, 2015

The Difference Between Sun Bears and Farmyard Animals

A recent opinion piece in The Cambodia Daily—“We Can Save Country’s Protected Sun Bears by Eating Them” (August 20)—has again raised a case for farming or sustainably hunting wildlife to save a species. Whilst perhaps well intentioned, some fundamental errors mean that the “basic economics” relied on in this article are deeply and dangerously flawed. […]

August 27, 2015

To Save Protected Sun Bears, Farming Is Not the Answer

I was disappointed that a newspaper as respected as The Cambodia Daily would publish such a controversial, one-sided and inaccurate article as the account by Gabrielle Ward entitled “We Can Save Protected Sun Bears by Eating Them” (August 20), without also printing a truthful counter. It is clear from the article that Ms. Ward has […]

August 27, 2015

Rent Control Laws a Well Intentioned But Misguided Move

New rent control laws were passed by the National Assembly with support from both major parties, and will be implemented in the coming year. The law mandates a freeze on rental prices for garment workers for two years, during which time the rental price may not be increased.

July 30, 2015

The European Union Has Not Threatened Gov’t Aid Boycott

Dr. Beat Richner, founder and head of the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals, published an advertisement in The Cambodia Daily on July 20 that makes reference to a possible “boycott by the European Union of 700 million USD foreseen to be donated to the Royal Government of Cambodia.”

July 22, 2015

Enacted in Haste, the NGO Law Is Off to the Worst Possible Start

The debate over the Law on Associations and NGOs (Lango) has been disappointing. So many core issues have not been addressed. The ruling party seems to be reasserting a contention that only “we know what is best for people.” Time will prove whether this is right or wrong. In the meantime, many citizens could miss out if NGO efforts are curtailed, as has been suggested by donors.

July 17, 2015
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