Ethnic Vietnamese, who have long faced discrimination in Cambodia, are being evicted from their floating villages, destroying a way of life that has been maintained for generations.
For women in Cambodia, surrogacy can seem like the road to financial solvency. But many find that it puts them at risk of unexpected health issues and can even result in imprisonment due to the lack of clear laws to protect surrogates.
Today, Con Dao prison in southern Vietnam is a museum dedicated to the Vietnamese who fought for independence from the French. But Cambodian nationalists were also locked up in that brutal space, and their story has been largely overlooked over the years.
Thailand recently launched a crackdown on undocumented workers in an effort to combat trafficking, but the lack of a victim-centric approach means that new measures are likely making things worse for vulnerable migrant workers.
Warga Amerika keturunan Vietnam Will Nguyen ditangkap di Kota Ho Chi Minh pada saat unjuk rasa besar-besaran di bulan Juni. Dia telah dideportasi, akan tetapi menurut konstitusi negara tersebut, dia seharusnya tidak pernah ditangkap.
Vietnamese-American Will Nguyen was arrested at a protest in Ho Chi Minh City in June. He will stand trial on 20 July, despite freedom of assembly being a constitutionally protected right in Vietnam.
Amid a resumed clearing campaign, some of Ho Chi Minh City’s sidewalk vendors have embraced changes. But questions remain over what might be lost if the city is turned into a “little Singapore”.
Once the home of independent radio stations and newspapers, press freedom in Cambodia has been steadily crushed. It’s leaving Cambodians uninformed and allowing the powerful to operate with impunity.
Recent testimonies of sexual assault and harassment have brought discussions surrounding #MeToo to Vietnam, but entrenched bias and mindsets have proven difficult to shift.
Will Nguyen was arrested in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam on Sunday (10 June). His current whereabouts are unknown, nor have his family and friends been able to find out about his physical condition.