Bombardier to cut 2,500 aviation jobs as COVID-19 hurts sales

Canadian business jet maker Bombardier Inc said on Friday it would cut 2,500 jobs at its aviation unit and take a related charge of $40 million this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic hurts sales, “Now with business jet deliveries, industry-wide, forecasted to be down approximately 30% year-over-year due to the pandemic, Bombardier must adjust its […]

Thailand reports one new coronavirus cases, no new deaths

Thailand on Friday reported one new coronavirus infection and no new deaths, taking its total confirmed cases to 3,102, of which 58 have been fatalities, The new case was a Thai man who had returned from Kuwait and was in quarantine, where most of Thailand’s recent cases have been detected, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman […]

Exiled Thai political activist abducted by gunmen in Phnom Penh

Human Rights Watch’s Asia division urged Cambodian authorities today to explain immediately the disappearance of an exiled Thai political activist, who is reported to have been abducted by armed men in front of his apartment in Phnom Penh on Thursday. The 37-year old activist, Mr. Wanchalerm Satsaksit, was apparently bundled into a vehicle at gunpoint […]

The ‘Respectable’ Faces That Help Cambodia’s Elite Loot the Country

In August 1990, one year before he took up his role as U.S. ambassador to Cambodia, Charles Twining wrote that “the Phnom Penh regime is … acquiring a significant reputation for corruption.” Three decades later the country has the same prime minister, Hun Sen, and his government the same reputation for graft. Another constant for […]

Rights Groups Call for Probe in Thai Activist’s Kidnapping in Cambodia

A Thai political activist was snatched from the streets of Cambodia’s capital in broad daylight, human rights groups alleged on Friday, as they urged authorities to investigate the case amid a spate of abductions of Thai exiles in Southeast Asian countries. In Bangkok, a spokesman for Thai national police said the agency was not involved […]