Environmental Analysis Cambodia is focused on their environmental resources in order for it to develop. They rely on every resource they have in order to meet the people’s basic needs but they face many problems when it comes to managing the environmental resources. There are a lot of challenges including fortuitous events that people just can’t avoid. By solving a number of issues, Cambodia focused on making policies and development plans that focuses on improving the country even more when it comes to their environment. Cambodia needs to improve or find better leaders that can carry the country into a consistent development.
From the east and south, Cambodia is bordered by Vietnam and the gulf of Thailand off the west coast. Cambodia has a population of 15.14 million people. The ethnic groups in the country consists of Khmer (90%), Vietnamese (5%), Chinese (1%) and other ethnic groups (4%). The main religion in the country is Buddhism (96.9%), followed by Muslim (1.9%), Christian (0.4%) and other religions (0.8%). The government is a Constitutional Monarchy which is The Royal Cambodian Government (RCG).
Other ethnic groups include Vietnamese, Chinese, Cham-Malay and other diverse ethnic minority peoples. The healthsystem in Cambodia has undergone several periods of changes. After independence in 1953,the number of health services and facilities rose three-fold. The 1980s saw a period of reconstruction and rehabilitation of the health system following the Khmer Rouge regime, with a special effort
Until the day where the studied that carried out by the Danida funded Project on Environmental Coastal Zone management in Cambodia implemented in the Provinces and Municipalities of Kep, Sihanoukville, and Koh Rong Province (Nelson et al ,1999 ), the National University of Singapore ( Chou et al, 2003) and through the UNEP/ GEF of South China Sea Project. Due to these studies, the status of Cambodia’s Coral reefs started to be revealed. Since then, the coral reef in Cambodia starts to
Hun Sen has managed to attract major investments in Cambodia coming from the UK and China and has inter-trading relationships with the U.S. as well. Therefore the economic situation in Cambodia has significantly improved during Hun Sen’s dictatorship. However, more than 40% of the population is poor, living below or close to the poverty line as the wealth can be enjoyed only by an elite, who is involved in every sector of public and private economy. Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in the world with population of more than15 million
The results of this ideology was in part due to the forced methods employed by the Khmer Rouge leaders but also indirectly through the tactics taken up by the people in coping with the atrocities of the time. This ideology was one of self-perseverance and self-assertive attitudes that represented a new feature of Cambodian life (Downie). The threat of witch-hunt like accusations of foreign connections made people paranoid and afraid for their lives; trust was lost among even the closest communities: neighbors and families. Pot’s idea was for everyone, especially the poor and the young, to do everything on their own and be able to form a self-sustaining society without any foreign influence. Traditionally, Buddhism had constituted the moral and ethical system of Cambodia and was extremely important for the preservation of the Khmer nation and culture (Downie).
The period between 1970 and 1975 in Cambodia was characterised largely by a brutal civil war – a power struggle between the pro-western government and the rising Cambodian communists. As well as the civil war, the Vietnam War was taking place and thus the United States was very involved in the South Eastern area of Asia. Lon Nol became the pro-western leader of Cambodia after staging a coup d’état in 1970 to overthrow Prince Norodom Sihanouk, who became leader after Cambodia gained its independence from the French. Despite his obvious lack of leadership skills, Sihanouk was idolised by the people of Cambodia, especially the peasants who made up the vast majority of the population. When Lon Nol seized control of Cambodia, it marked the beginning of a five-year long civil war between
In the 12th century, Buddhism was first introduced to Cambodia by King Jayavaram VII. However, the Angkor Empire, later known as Kambuja, fell into decline after King Jayavaram's reign and was almost annihilated by Vietnamese and Thai invaders. Kambuja's power gradually diminished until 1863, when France colonized the region, integrating Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos into a single territory which is known as French Indochina. Afterwards, King Norodom Sihanouk became the reigning king in 1941 during the World War II. At the end of the World War II, Cambodia wanted to have independence from France, yet France was reluctant to give independence back to Cambodia until 1963 with the strong and
Gender disparity in Cambodia How can Cambodia promote gender equality? 1 INTRODUCTION & CAUSES To the honourable members of the Cambodian People’s Party, I stand before you not only as the President of the Ministry of Women Rights, but also as a concern citizen of Cambodia to address you today on the issue of our country’s gender inequality. Although gender issues are more common in developed countries these days, highly developed countries are also facing such issues. As a country that is deeply rooted in restrictive and hierarchical culture, Cambodia is rife with gender issues. Today, the illiteracy rate of women is far higher than men, 71% being female and 50% being male (Khun, 2008).
For an advocacy to be successful, it requires voice, strong civic engagement and persistence from the people. Cambodia unfortunately is lacking that. Presently, Cambodia is facing many issues, with children’s access to education being one of them. Currently, many Cambodian children face obstacles to attending