Post-EBA, Cambodia Needs to Jettison its ‘Double Standard’ Narrative

This article was published by the Diplomat on 10 September 2020. Harping on the EU’s ‘unfair’ withdrawal of trade preferences will do nothing to address the serious challenges facing the country. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? First, it was the queen who was the fairest of them all. Then,Continue reading “Post-EBA, Cambodia Needs to Jettison its ‘Double Standard’ Narrative”

Applauding Cambodia’s COVID-19 success

This article was published by Cambodianess on 12 September 2020. By Kimkong Heng Cambodia’s COVID-19 victory needs to be acknowledged and applauded. Back in May, Cambodia reported zero active cases when its last COVID-19 patient was discharged from hospital. Unfortunately, a total of 113 new cases were confirmed between June and July when the country resumed flights for incomingContinue reading “Applauding Cambodia’s COVID-19 success”

The Need for Cambodia to Deepen its India Engagement

This article was published by Cambodianess on 30 August 2020. By Kimkong Heng and Bunna Vann Cambodia should increase its India engagement to gain support for its post-COVID-19 economic recovery and to mitigate the impact of the European Union’s partial withdrawal of its Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme. India is one of the AsianContinue reading “The Need for Cambodia to Deepen its India Engagement”

The Cambodia dilemma: foreign affairs and human rights in tension

This article was published by new mandala on 01 September 2020. By Kimkong Heng The European Union and the United States face a Cambodia dilemma. Being hard on Cambodia forces Phnom Penh to further align with China – a broader global trend Europe and the US seek to prevent amid China’s ascent as a globalContinue reading “The Cambodia dilemma: foreign affairs and human rights in tension”

The Romanization of Khmer Language: Should We Stop It?

  This article was published by Cambodianess on 28 August 2020. By Kimkong Heng The author addresses the issue of whether to use Roman letters or mix them with Khmer script, or to strictly use Khmer script to write Khmer. The Romanization of Khmer is not new. During the French colonization of Cambodia in theContinue reading “The Romanization of Khmer Language: Should We Stop It?”

Some Suggestions on How to Teach English Vocabulary Effectively

This article was published by Cambodian Education Forum on 24 August 2020. By Kimkong Heng The University of Queensland Brisbane, Australia DOWNLOAD PDF HERE This short article attempts to provide some suggestions on how to teach English vocabulary effectively. The ideas presented in this article are based on the author’s experience in teaching general andContinue reading “Some Suggestions on How to Teach English Vocabulary Effectively”

The role of academics in promoting research (in Cambodia)

This article was published by Khmer Times on 24 August 2020. By Kimkong Heng To promote research in Cambodia, all stakeholders, including individual university academics or lecturers, have vital roles to play. To be precise, all relevant stakeholders can be divided into three categories or levels: a governmental or national level, an institutional level andContinue reading “The role of academics in promoting research (in Cambodia)”

What is the Cambodian dream?

This article was published by Cambodianess on 23 August 2020. Cambodia has a proud past. The country reached its peak during the Khmer Empire, which lasted for about 600 years beginning in the 9th century. Following the collapse of the Khmer Empire, Cambodia was under constant attacks and encroachment by its stronger neighbours, Thailand andContinue reading “What is the Cambodian dream?”