Wednesday, December 31, 2008

December 30, 2008 - Thailand Government Protest

T V - December 29, 2008;

Thousands of anti-government protestors have besieged Thailand's parliament, forcing the new Prime Minister to delay his maiden policy speech.

Supporters of the former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinwatra accuse the new leader Abhisit Vejjajiva of "stealing" power by cobbling together a coalition with former Thaksin allies.

T V - December 16, 2008; Thailand's fight against corruption

Dec 16,2008 - Thailand's anti-corruption drive has claimed the career of former PM Thaksin Shinawatra but few believe the kingdom is any closer to ridding itself of pervasive graft.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

December 4, 2008; Cambodia's Genocide Tribunal

Former Khmer Rouge President Khieu Samphan stands in the dock before a ruling by Cambodia's genocide tribunal on an appeal against his second pre-trial detention, on the outskirts of Phnom Penh December 4, 2008. Khieu Samphan is charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December 3, 2008; China to give Cambodia $215 million dollars to build roads

PHNOM PENH - China is to give Cambodia aid and loans worth $215 million dollars for road construction.

They expected trade flows to reach $1 billion dollars by 2010 from $933 million last year, the officials said.

Beijing, which gave Cambodia $600 million in assistance in 2007, is looking to expand cooperation in oil and mineral exploration, Cambodian Information Minister Khieu Kanharith said, adding that his country welcomed this.

The announcements came as a Chinese delegation visited the Southeast Asian country to mark the fiftieth anniversary of diplomatic ties between them.