Government Should Pay Workers’ Compensation
October 13, 2007, 3:33 am
Filed under: Development


Government Should Pay Workers’ Compensation


By Moeun Chhean Nariddh



ou know, what I admire about the government the most is its magical ability to solve problems, especially when it comes to monetary matter.

When the Thai Embassy and businesses were damaged by riots in 2003, the government incredibly came up with more than $50 million to compensate the Thais.

The government showed its superb ability again to pay $2 million and almost $3 million respectively to the World Food Program and the World Bank for the loss of donated rice and misappropriated military demobilization fund. Continue reading


Farmers need irrigation
September 19, 2007, 7:25 am
Filed under: Development


Farmers need irrigation

by Moeun Chhean Nariddh



efore the Khmer New Year, I happened to visit a Vietnamese village bordering Cambodia’s Svay Rieng province.

I was astonished to see many beautiful concrete houses built on the edge of green rice fields. This tells that the farmers who own them have far better living conditions than their Khmer neighbors.

The secret behind the success of the Vietnamese farmers can be tracked down easily. It’s the flow of water that makes things flourish. Continue reading