Cambodia Rights Report Reveals Government Crackdown on Trade Unions

BANGKOK — A new human rights report released Monday said authorities in Cambodia used the COVID-19 pandemic as a distraction to crack down on independent unions and activist workers.   The 97-page report by Human Rights Watch, titled “Only ‘Instant Noodle’ Unions Survive,” documents how authorities in Cambodia allowed employers to bypass labor regulations and […]

APEC can be much more with increased action and binding commitments

APEC is necessary, but it needs to be rethought, made more binding and take more action to make it more relevant, according to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aat Pisanwanich, Director, Centre for International Trade Studies, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.   “APEC is necessary, but it has been 30 years. We need to rethink. […]