Buddhist monks come to protect Prey Lang forest (video)

Buddhist monks come to protect Prey Lang forest (video)

Buddhist monks, environmentalists, and concerned residents of communities spanning four provinces recently trekked into the wilds of Prey Lang forest in the central plains of Cambodia to wrap trees in saffron-coloured cloth. Those taking part in the two-day long ceremony hope that the cloth, blessed by the monks, will protect the trees from illegal loggers […]

Ageing, Migration Putting Regional Food Security at Risk

Ageing, Migration Putting Regional Food Security at Risk

Asean’s ageing population and the drift from farms to cities in search of better paying employment is putting the regions food security at risk. Governments and producers need to rethink what is being produced, how it is being produced, and who is producing it. The dire warning was issued by Bina Agarwal, Professor of Development […]

Thailand English-language News For October 5

In Thailand English-language News for October 5, 2017, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about: 00:42 | A government committee responsible for overseeing the funeral of the late King Bhumibol Adulyade has announced media broadcast plans for the royal funeral days. The TV Pool of Thailand will be responsible for the broadcast of the event, with Thai TV Global […]

GIZ Programme to Boost Cambodia’s Organic Produce Sector

GIZ Programme to Boost Cambodia’s Organic Produce Sector

Fear of the adverse effects of chemically tainted food is seeing an increasing number of Cambodian people choose organic produce, despite its higher prices. The trend mimics that in major international markets such as the UK and US, as well as in Cambodia’s major trading partner China, which is now the world’s fourth largest market […]

Barking At Your Benefactor: Duterte Vs UN

Barking At Your Benefactor: Duterte Vs UN

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte recently became embroiled in a tiff with the United Nations (UN) over its criticisms of his administration’s anti-drugs war. The Philippine leader accused the world body of meddling in “internal affairs” after two UN human rights experts expressed concern over rampant drug-related killings. More than 1,900 drug suspects have been killed […]