by Steve Suwannarat | CAMBODIA

The changes already approved by the government and soon to be considered by Parliament concern Article 19 of the Constitutional Charter. The Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights have opposed the proposal. The premier's will is to make it to the 2023 elections without any opposition.


On 19-21 November, economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from around the world will meet online. More than 40 countries will be connected, with live streaming from Assisi. Some 2,000 people have registered with at least 12 link-ups to 115 countries, four hours a day plus a 24-hour marathon on the second day, and contributions from more than 20 countries.

| 27/10/2020

The meeting with the president of the German Bishops Conference, in all likelihood touched upon the assembly with "deliberative power" convoked by the Germans to address issues such as the separation of power in the Church, priestly life, women's access to ministry and to offices in the Church and sexual morality.

| 19/09/2019

Today's headlines: the card identifying fans at the World Cup does not include Taiwan, only China; Colombo approves the four-day working week in the public sector to combat economic crisis; Saudi appeals court upholds death sentence on defendant who was a minor at the time of the crime; Phnom Penh sentences Cambodian Christian lawyer with US passport to six years for treason; Naval'nyj transferred to unknown location. 


| 15/06/2022
by Giorgio Bernardelli

Dedicated to St Augustine, the church will be consecrated tomorrow by the Apostolic Vicar Olivier Schmitthaeusler. For Fr Gianluca Tavola, the local parish priest, it “marks the community’s coming of age” where no Catholic dwelled 20 years ago. Some 200 children go to the local school. On Sundays, both local Cambodians and Vietnamese migrants attend Mass.

| 03/06/2022

COVID-19’s economic impact aggravated a trend created by China’s infamous one-child policy. Intermediaries earn US$ 20,000 to US$ 40,000 per marriage. Women and girls enticed with a promise of work often complain that they end up married in violent or dangerous environments.

| 19/05/2022

The aim of microfinance should be to guarantee access to financial services even for the poorest people. In Cambodia, however, the lack of control policies has led to a debt crisis in rural areas.



| 14/05/2022
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