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Bearing witness to Cambodia’s horror, 20 years after Pol Pot’s death
  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:24

Twenty years ago, on April 15, 1998, Pol Pot, the leader of Cambodia’s genocidal government during the late 1970s, died in his sleep at the age of 7...

Cocktail maestros are shaking up Phnom Penh’s bar scene
  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:22

I’m 37 storeys up, sipping cocktails as the sun slips away. At the bar — an illuminated, UFO-like oval — a couple snaps a selfie. It’s very Du...

US Embassy in Cambodia sacks 32 workers for sharing pornography
  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:31

The United States embassy in Cambodia has fired 32 people after they were allegedly caught sharing pornographic material in a non-official chat group,...

Syrian Stranded in Political Limbo at Malaysia Airport
  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 01:48

A Syrian asylum seeker who says he's been stranded at a Malaysia airport for more than a month - after his attempts to leave the country were repe...

Crab fishing at Kep
  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:03

This is from Kep, a small seaside resort in southern Cambodia, not far from the border with Vietnam. It was founded during colonial days as Kep-sur-Me...

Cambodia Faces ‘Dark Episode’ With Revival of Traditional Arts, Culture
  • Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:50

WASHINGTON — When she was 11, Bonna Neang woke daily at first light to a Khmer Rouge tune broadcast over a public speaker in a hamlet in Cambodia’...

Empty Nets Syndrome: How young fishing families on Cambodia’s Mekong are struggling to survive
  • Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:34

Two weeks ago, shortly after it turned 2am, Sami’s boat rolled over on the waves of the Mekong river and tipped all of her possessions into the wate...

The Malaysian booking site opening new doors for Muslim tourists
  • Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:00

With Islamic travel rising rapidly, Malaysian booking site Tripfez is offering experiences tailored to religious needs as well as a Halal travel ratin...

Beyond the Crowds of Angkor, Cambodia
  • Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:04

There’s no denying that Cambodia’s Angkor has gone into mass tourism mode, its timeless feel all-too-easily obscured by the constant presence of t...

4 drown in Mekong River in SE Cambodia: police
  • Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:00

A mother and her two children as well as her niece had drowned in the Mekong River in Southeastern Cambodia's Kampong Cham province, according to ...

Cambodia opposition leader seeks Japan’s help in fair election
  • Mon, 16 Apr 2018 01:43

Tokyo – Cambodia’s self-exiled opposition leader urged Japan, his nation’s biggest donor, on Friday to use its leverage and convince his nation...

Observers see ‘democratic crisis’ in Cambodia ahead of general elections
  • Sun, 15 Apr 2018 16:24

With the dissolution of the largest opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) heading into general elections, Western powers and those affiliat...

Say cheese: the AI technology that measures your emotions when shopping
  • Sun, 15 Apr 2018 14:20

Malaysia-based Glueck Technologies developed an AI product in 2015 that measures customer emotions through CCTV technology to improve customer service...

Thirty-two U.S. embassy workers in Cambodia fired over alleged sharing of pornography
  • Sun, 15 Apr 2018 10:37

Phnom Penh — The United States embassy in Cambodia has fired 32 people after they were allegedly caught sharing pornographic material in a non-offic...

Cambodian prime minister tells youth to ‘look at Syria
  • Sun, 15 Apr 2018 08:31

Cambodian leader Hun Sen urged thousands of young supporters today to help the country avoid a fate similar to Syria’s as he looks to assure victory...

To be reincarnated in China, you have to fill in a form
  • Sat, 14 Apr 2018 22:21

A woman said recently that her dead husband had returned to their home reincarnated as a young cow. It behaves just like him, said Khim Hang, 74, from...

David Chandler Mulls New Edition of His “History of Cambodia” With More Pessimistic Ending
  • Sat, 14 Apr 2018 20:19

David Chandler, a renowned American historian of Cambodia, says he is looking into publishing a 5th edition of his seminal 1983 work “A History of C...

How one Indonesian is using ‘food storytelling’ to rekindle an interest in local cuisine
  • Sat, 14 Apr 2018 18:19

Food writer, food stylist and owner of Kedai Aput catering service, Ade Putri Paramadita is championing Indonesian home cooking through what she calls...

Cambodia opposition leader seeks Japan role in fair election
  • Sat, 14 Apr 2018 16:23

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Why There Won’t Be a Cambodian Spring This Election Year
  • Sat, 14 Apr 2018 12:42

Despite being well versed in the chaotic metropolises of South East Asia, I still found myself surprised by the coarseness of Cambodia’s capital cit...

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