Oil Is A Mixed Blessing

April 2007
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Apr2007, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p6
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The article focuses on the condition of the petroleum industry in Cambodia. The oil buzz in 2005 provides opportunity to the country to reshape its weak economy. It states that proper usage of oil revenue would allow the country to have a self-sustainable economy. However, serious doubts exist about oil revenue usage due to Cambodia's its identity as one of the world's most corrupt countries.


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