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2 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post

Bridge death haunts family

While yesterday marked a year since the death of 29-year-old Mao Sok Chan - shot dead by security forces during clashes at a Phnom Penh bridge - his family is still waiting for justice. Sok Chan's mother, 57-year-old Tith Sang, told the Post that after a year of waiting, she remained in the dark about the truth behind her son's death.

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6 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post

World Bank mulls new loans

The World Bank is considering granting $25 million in fresh loans to Cambodia to fund social land concessions. If the project is approved, it could mark the bank's first loans since it suspended lending in 2011 when it pledged no new funding until a resolution to the Boeung Kak lake dispute had been reached.

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10 hrs ago | Foreign Policy

Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, September 15, 2014

Christian Caryl analyzes the politics of rage that drives both the Islamic State jihadists and the separatists in eastern Ukraine. Oliver Bullough argues that Ukraine won't be able to solve its crippling corruption unless the West acknowledges its responsibility for the problem, too.

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14 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post

Wage protests still on

Labour union leaders charged with crimes stemming from violent demonstrations during a 10-day nationwide garment worker strike in December and January say they will protest this week supporting a minimum wage raise. Collective Union of Movement of Workers president Pav Sina, who was ordered by Phnom Penh Municipal Court investigating judge Chea Sokheng not to participate in demonstrations while the case is being investigated, will ignore the injunction, he said yesterday.

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18 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post

Anti-Corruption Unit makes first arrests of journalists in Kampot

Three local reporters accused of extortion were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Unit on Friday night as they enjoyed a party at a restaurant in Kampot. It marks the first time that the ACU, usually seen as an organisation that targets government officials, has arrested journalists.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Asian Correspondent

Cambodia's Preah Vihear Temple: After the conflict

Pictures of ancient Preah Vihear Temple are heavenly. When talking about the temple, many Cambodians become just as mystical.

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Pnompenh Post

General arrested in Thailand

A senior military official wanted over the alleged double murder of his mistress and their daughter was charged by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday after being arrested in Thailand on Saturday, according to Cambodia's National Police. Major General Kim Marintha, 57, fled the country to Thailand in February after being tipped off that a joint task force was searching for him in connection with the grisly killings, which investigators believe occurred at the headquarters of a bus company owned by Marintha.

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The Age

The lucky country's guilty pleasures

As an Australian, whenever you visit a third world country you probably feel, as I do, an almost overwhelming sense of good fortune for being born in Australia or having acquired Australian citizenship. It is, for me, an uneasy sense of good fortune, because it comes from luck.

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Bangkok Post

Opportunity for many

Thai labour authorities are designing new regulations that would allow workers from neighbouring countries to enter Thailand and legally work in border areas without passports. An estimated one million migrants from neighbouring countries have sought work, shelter or both in Thailand.

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News from around the Asia Pacific region, Sept 15.

Hotel industry and travel news from around the Asia Pacific region; this week: Cambodia wants more Chinese tourists while Vietnam increase Indonesian travelers, Golden Tulip moves to Thailand and more... Cambodia to Pull In More Chinese Travellers As China is Cambodia's second largest source market behind Vietnam and overtaking Korea this year in visitation, the country has a major waterfront project and a shopping mall in the pipeline to brand itself as a destination with more attractions. Besides the Angkor Wat, it is announced that the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism will promote Phnom Penh and its surroundings, ecotourism in the North-eastern regions and over 60 islands.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Newsday

Vietnam's forgotten Cambodian war

On 30 April 1975, the last American helicopters beat an ignominious retreat from Saigon as the tanks of the North Vietnamese Army rumbled into the capital of defeated South Vietnam. Victory over the US military is remembered each year in Vietnam as a triumph over foreign aggression in a war of national liberation.

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Pnompenh Post

Domestic workers seek to tidy up industry

Cambodia's house cleaners union is pushing to bring in a minimum wage and better conditions for the country's maids It took domestic worker Chay Sominea, 31, about a year and a half before she summoned the courage to ask her employer for two days off per month. "I was not brave to negotiate with the owner to have workers' rights" she said.

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Stuff.co.nz

Cruising the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia

OVERGROWN: An ancient tree grows through an even more ancient building in Angkor Thom, which gained modern fame as a location in the Tomb Raider movie FUTURE HOPE: Despite a tragic modern history, Cambodia's people remain upliftingly positive and friendly; these children are on a roadside in Angkor Ban The ruins of Angkor Wat were famously discovered by the French explorer, Henri Mouhot, in the mid-19th century.

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Pnompenh Post

Low-cost flights to Vietnam on cards

Travelling to and from Vietnam could soon get cheaper, after low-cost carrier VietJet Air this week announced plans to service Siem Reap. In a September 8 announcement promoting its plans to expand into Russia, the airline said it would also soon connect Vietnam, Cambodia's biggest source of tourists, to the home of Angkor Wat.

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Pnompenh Post

Cheap Eats

$0.60 Sach ko ang jakak, Cambodia's answer to Vietnamese banh mi, can be found in most of the city's markets. But one Street 51 vendor gets the recipe - beef skewers marinated in kroeung - just right.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Pnompenh Post

Vietnam calls on government to quash khmer krom protests

Hanoi on Thursday again called on the Cambodian government to quash anti-Vietnamese protests by Khmer Krom activists in Phnom Penh, more of which are slated to be held early next month. The comments came the same day as the Cambodian Foreign Ministry announced that Vietnam was withdrawing an embassy spokesman who had made the controversial comments that sparked the protests.

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Xinhuanet

Chinese vice premier to attend China-ASEAN expo

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli will attend opening ceremony of the annual expo, business and investment summit between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations , Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said Friday. The 11th China-ASEAN Expo and the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit will be held from Sept.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Pnompenh Post

Army man could face 5 years in fraud case

Lieutenant Colonel Sam Sarith, personal assistant to a secretary of state at the Ministry of Justice being investigated by the Anti-Corruption Unit, was charged yesterday with fraud, according to court officials. Despite being initially investigated for extortion and blackmail, Sarith, 43, was charged with cheating more than $10,000 from Hun Bunthoeun, head of a real estate company, said Meas Chanpiseth, deputy prosecutor at Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

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MMA Weekly

One FC Rise of the Kingdom Weigh-in Results: Inaugural Flyweight Title Bout Set

ONE Fighting Championship announced Thursday that all but one of the fighters have made weight and are ready for ONE FC: Rise of the Kingdom, which takes place Friday evening at the Koh Pich Theatre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Chan Reach failed to make weight and will be replaced by Kun Khmer champion Sam Ang Dun.

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Pnompenh Post

Separation anxiety

The last time she saw him was almost two weeks ago, when he was playing along the riverside in Phnom Penh as she sold lotus flowers. She heard him scream, and then the boy, along with three others, was gone; taken, she said, by police.

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