Cambodia: Snap Poll Shows Support for Reform
Cambodia just held a second national high school exam for the 70+ percent of 93,000 high school students who failed to pass the first. The new crackdown on corruption in testing is one of the first tangible results of the Ministry’s new reform efforts. From Phnom Penh, Silas Everett and Menghun Kaing write that following the July 2013 election in which the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) gained a surprisingly narrow victory over the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party, the newly formed government led by the CPP promised reforms, including increased monitoring of the exam. To gauge public opinion on the Ministry’s decision, The Asia Foundation conducted a snap poll from September 13-19 and found overwhelming support for their decision to tighten monitoring. Read more.