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David Hutt

David Hutt

David Hutt is Southeast Asia columnist at The Diplomat based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he has been based for more than two years.

David Hutt is Southeast Asia columnist at The Diplomat in Cambodia, where he has been based for more than two years. He was previously a reporter at Southeast Asia Globe magazine, where he wrote about Southeast Asian politics and current affairs, and the editor of Focus Asean magazine. Before that, he reported from Nicaragua and Costa Rica. David currently writes about politics in the Asia-Pacific region for numerous local and international publications.  He can be followed on Twitter @davidhuttjourno

Posts by David Hutt
October 10, 2019

Confronting Southeast Asia’s Big Education Challenge

By David Hutt
Regional countries have yet to confront serious remaining problems in their education systems.

October 03, 2019

The Macro Challenges in Cambodia’s Microfinance Sector

By David Hutt
A closer look at an alarming trend.
September 27, 2019

Is Vietnam’s Trong Still Going Strong?

By David Hutt
The state of the president and communist party chief’s health could have major implications for Vietnamese politics.

September 19, 2019

Did Cambodia Just Make a U-Turn on Gambling?

By David Hutt
A recent move warrants attention given the government’s previous positions.

September 11, 2019

Will Sam Rainsy’s Promised Cambodia Return Bring People Power Or Something Else?

By David Hutt
Despite the opposition figure’s optimistic assessment, the outlook following his possible return to Cambodia remains unclear.

September 04, 2019

What’s Next for Kem Sokha and Cambodia’s Opposition?

By David Hutt
The anniversary of the Cambodian opposition leader’s detention this week raises questions about his future.
August 28, 2019

The Truth About Cambodia’s So-Called Corruption Crackdown

By David Hutt
Efforts to root out corruption in the country are likely to run once again into familiar realities.

August 22, 2019

Can Prayutnomics Help Thailand’s Economy?

By David Hutt
A look at what the prime minister’s tenure may mean for the country’s economic prospects.

August 14, 2019

What Does Cambodia’s New Census Reveal?

By David Hutt
The rhetoric and reality behind this much-anticipated step have raised concerns about its results and significance.

August 01, 2019

Confronting Property Rights and Wrongs in Laos

By David Hutt
The issue of property rights looms large as part of various issues that the Southeast Asian country and its people are contending with.

July 26, 2019

The Bail Challenge in Southeast Asia

By David Hutt
Changes need to be made to bail systems to ensure that true justice is served for all.
July 19, 2019

The Trouble With Cambodia’s Health System

By David Hutt
The poor state of the country’s healthcare system remains a major issue.

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