Cambodian women working at a brick factory on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. Bopha should be in school but instead toils seven days a week in a searing brick kiln on the outskirts of Phnom Penh -- a 14-year-old trapped in debt bondage in a boom industry preying on the poverty of Cambodia’s farmers.
Paul Barton plays piano for sick, abused, retired and rescued elephants in a sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand. Lam Duan, a 65-year-old, blind Thai elephant was enjoying her lunch, listening to Silent Night being played on a piano.
For eight years, pachyderms like Lam Duan - old, overworked and sometimes disabled - have been rehabilitated with music at Elephants World, a retirement sanctuary for the animals in the western Thai province of Kanchanaburi. read more
By making catwalk-ready outfits from waste scooped off the streets of the Cambodian capital, the 24-year-old Sovannareach is now subverting that stereotype, along with a team of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender designers. read more
The extensive data collection by technology companies, due to their unfettered access and control of user-data, has allowed them to freely process and monetise Indian users’ data outside the country. This has raised data protection and privacy conce... read more
Ouk Vandey, known as the Rubbish Man (C) teaches students at the Coconut School at Kirirom national park in Kampong Speu province, Cambodia. Sitting in a building made from used tyres, plastic bottles and old sneakers, Roeun Bunthon jots down notes during an English lesson at the “Rubbish School” where tuition is paid for with trash instead of cash.
A customer takes a photo with a ball python at the Reptile Cafe in Phnom Penh. Taking off from the cat cafes already popular in the Cambodian capital, Chea Raty launched his business to revamp the skin-crawling reputation of lizards and snakes and convince haters that they are simply misunderstood.
In Vietnam, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj will co-chair the 16th meeting of the joint commission, along with the country’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister Pham Binh Minh. read more
Western governments have decried last month’s election in Cambodia in which the ruling party won all 125 seats. The US State Department announced an expansion of visa restrictions to include Cambodians responsible for a crackdown on dissent in the run-up... read more