A New Dawn Now for Malaysia?

The Khmer Times, 11 May 2018 The opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan (PH) stunningly won the Malaysia election with 113 seats out of 222 seats. It marked an end to the six-decade rule of Barisan Nasional (BN) which only received 79 seats compared to 131 seats in 2013 election. Some regional observers called it a “people … Continue reading A New Dawn Now for Malaysia?


S.Korea’s Role Welcomed

The Khmer Times, 18 May 2018 Early this week, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen lauded the role of South Korea in Southeast Asia especially under the leadership of President Moon Jae-In and his New Southern Policy which was announced last year. It is a critical turning point in South Korea’s regional diplomacy. The “Asean-Korea Future-oriented … Continue reading S.Korea’s Role Welcomed

ACMECS and CLMV Need Reform

The Khmer Times, 13 June 2018 Open regionalism remains on track in the Mekong region although there is an anti-globalisation wave and rising protectionism in other parts of the world. Regional integration has been and will be one of the main foreign policy objectives of the Mekong countries. The 8th ACMECS (Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation … Continue reading ACMECS and CLMV Need Reform

Maritime Security: Cambodia’s Take

Khmer Times, 9 May 2018 Maritime security is a top regional security agenda as major powers are vying for maritime power expansion. Cooperation on non-traditional maritime security issues such as piracy, illegal fishing, natural disasters and humanitarian relief, search and rescue, and human trafficking would help promote trust and lead to the strengthening of regional … Continue reading Maritime Security: Cambodia’s Take