Wenxuan Shen

United States Cut Funding To Cambodia

On November 6, 2017, the Director General of Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC), Heng Ratana, has announced that the United States has decided to cease the funding to detect hidden bombs in Cambodia. Previously, the funding from the United States was $2.5 million per year. According to Xinhua Net, Heng Ratana said, […]

Increasing Ivory Trade In Laos

Environmental NGO, Save the Elephants, has released a research report on the seriousness of ivory trade in Laos recently. According to this report, Laos has become the fastest growing ivory market worldwide. The brutal illegal ivory trade in Southeast and East Asia has involved multiple countries, including Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, […]

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

On September 27, a Thai court sentenced former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to 5 years in prison. Prime Minister Shinawatra was charged with corruption in the Rice Subsidy Scheme, which led to her becoming Thailand’s first female prime minister in 2011. According to Reuters, the Supreme Court issued a statement on […]

Tension Between Cambodia And U.S. Is Rising

The tension between Cambodia and the U.S. is rising recently, which began from the Cambodian banishment of the U.S.-backed NGO National Democratic Institute (NDI) three weeks ago. Moreover, the tension expanded last week, as the Cambodian government accused the main opposition party leader, Kem Sokha’s conspiracy with the U.S. government, which […]

Cambodia Charges Opposition Leader Kem Sokha With Treason

On September 7, 2017, Cambodian opposition leader, Kem Sokha, was charged with treason for scheming with other countries to topple the government. Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Ly Sophana said, “Kem Sokha was charged after a thorough investigation, including interrogation and examination of the evidence.” Although Cambodia is a democracy, it […]

A New Step Toward Resolution Of Border Conflicts Between Cambodia And Laos

On September 1st, 2017, after a closed-door meeting between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisolith, both Cambodian and Lao governments agree to speed up the negotiation about the border conflicts between two countries. The foreign ministers of both countries will meet in Phnom Penh in […]

Cambodian Government Shutdowns Media, Banishes US NGO 1

After Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s criticism of media and NGOs this Tuesday, the Cambodian government shut down fifteen radio stations and banished some Western-backed NGOs, including National Democratic Institute (NDI), a US NGO that receives funding from United States government. Mr Yim Sovann, the Spokesperson for Cambodia National Rescue […]

Will New Law Stop The Ancient Hindu Practice Of Chhaupadi In Nepal?

The Parliament of Nepal has criminalized the ancient Hindu Practice of Chhaupadi on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. “A woman during her menstruation or post-natal state should not be kept in Chhaupadi or treated with any kind of similar discrimination or untouchable and inhuman behavior.” According to the law, anyone who […]