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The People at the Brim: Cambodia


Ricci P.H. Yue*

In the Far East, Cambodians are enjoying their fastest rate of urbanisation in history. The end of decades of civil war led to rapid economic growth, and this force began to pull villagers to the capital city, Phnom Penh. The life of a farmer is not easy. Poverty drives them away from the rural areas and the neon lights of city attract these farmers to migrate to the city.

Development, for some people living remote places in Bandarban is getting access to basic facilities including safe drinking water. Development business does not fit here, does it?

Development in Diversity: A Real Challenge


Mahmudul Hoque Moni*

Thirteen ethnic communities live in three hilly districts out of Sixty-four in Bangladesh, known as Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) (Hossain, 2013). For a number of socio-political and cultural reasons (see Mohsin, 2000 and 2003: 13-38), the community leaders (mainly led by two large communities, Chakma and Marma) fought for self-determination.