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    Grave danger in Cambodia

    News, Editorial, Published on 07/09/2017

    » After operating for more than 24 years, the English-language The Cambodia Daily faced its final curtain call this week, with the last edition hitting newsstands on Monday. Observers believe the closure, which stemmed from a tax dispute between the Daily and Prime Minister Hun Sen's government, is a threat to the freedoms of the media in the country.


    Heed charter draft gripes

    News, Editorial, Published on 05/02/2016

    » The government on Wednesday launched a special television programme to "educate" the public on the draft charter. It is a useful move considering the public finds legal-speak very difficult to understand. But it risks being self-defeating if it turns out to be an attempt to shoot down criticisms in a one-sided manner.


    Lost S44 bid not the end

    News, Editorial, Published on 05/12/2019

    » After putting up a tough fight, the Prayut Chan-o-cha coalition government has narrowly defeated a motion to set up a panel to study the impact of orders issued under the contentious Section 44 of the coup charter. However, there is very little for it to feel proud about.


    Charter stokes downturn

    News, Editorial, Published on 02/12/2019

    » The government can blame its trouble in dealing with the economic slowdown and its recent defeat in a Lower House vote on one thing -- the 2017 constitution.


    Media law badly misused

    News, Editorial, Published on 27/11/2019

    » Since the current constitution took effect in April 2017, its provision prohibiting "newspaper or media company owners/shareholders" from contesting for votes has largely failed to serve its original purpose -- ensuring a level playing field. So far, politicians have been subjected to this law mainly due to technicalities, not because they own an influential media empire.


    Proof before prosecution

    News, Editorial, Published on 22/11/2019

    » After the Constitutional Court stripped Future Forward Party (FFP) leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit of his MP status on Wednesday, the plaintiff in the case, the Election Commission (EC), raised the prospect of taking an even harsher step -- laying criminal charges against him.


    Stand firm on farm toxin ban

    News, Editorial, Published on 03/11/2019

    » In what appears to be a last-ditch effort to have a ban on three extremely toxic chemicals, namely paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, revoked, the Agriculture Department has launched an online "hearing" process asking members of the public whether they agree or disagree with the ban. This should not be.


    Toxic wait must end

    News, Editorial, Published on 15/10/2019

    » The change in the composition of the National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC), which regulates use of three harmful farm chemicals -- paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos -- could add complications to a move to have the trio banned.


    Poll law and disorder

    News, Editorial, Published on 02/10/2019

    » Imagine Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet members losing their jobs to a new coalition government led by Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.


    Breaking a toxic deadlock

    News, Editorial, Published on 25/09/2019

    » Despite controlling the Department of Agriculture, Mananya Thaiset has struggled to make headway in her mission to ban the three toxic farm chemicals -- paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos. Frustrating the deputy agriculture and cooperatives minister's efforts are influential mandarins in the department who are refusing to cooperate.

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