There are tons of unexploded munitions in Cambodia's waterways. Now, a team is in training to become the country's first underwater deminers. But first the recruits have to learn to swim and dive. Irwin Loy reports from off the coast of Cambodia.
For decades the Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has employed his own personal composer to write songs extolling his policies. This is part of a larger campaign in which the Premier has used pop culture, songs and even comedians as propaganda.
Soaring demand and soaring prices for tuna on the global market has sent fishing through the roof. It's also led to a dramatic decline in tuna populations. The waters off a handful of central Pacific islands have the only remaining healthy populations -- and those are coming under threat now too.
Thailand's work force is comprised of a large number of migrant workers, some of whom are in the country illegally. But for those who can prove they're in the country legally, they're set to get a raise, as well as access to government benefits.
There's a legal battle brewing over who has the rights to own towering statues from Cambodia's 10the century Khmer empire. The United States recently seized several, on behalf of the Cambodian government, but there's a court case brewing over just who should own these impressive statues.
One of the first trips that newly re-elected President Obama plans to make is to Cambodia. Officials there say he's coming for an Asia summit but the government might bring up its stalled efforts to recover some ancient Khmer artifacts now in the US.