When political decisions create more problems than solutions

When political decisions create more problems than solutions

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This week’s content articles focus on the direct effects of political choices on the local neighborhoods in Cambodia, while Indonesian President Jokowi acknowledged past human rights abuses.  

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Unclear nationwide regulations over unlawful fishing on Tonle Sap lake in Cambodia have compelled hundreds of villagers to give up their fishing businesses for fear of an attack . Globe ’s Anton L. Delgado , in collaboration along with The Third Pole , documented how families through the floating villages have to resort to alternative sources of income to prevent repercussions from the authorities if caught fishing in restricted locations.  

Communities in remote areas are also individuals most affected by a current surge in HIV infections in Cambodia . World ’s Beatrice Siviero dug into societal and political reasons behind this particular rise and the essential issue of high-risk groups’ participation in policy-making.

In the meantime, in Philippines, President Joko Widodo expressed regret over the human being rights violations across the country in between 1960 and 2k sparking criticism amongst several human legal rights activists. They argued that acknowledging the reality is not enough; they need apologies.  

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