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2 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post
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.
6 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post
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.
10 hrs ago | Foreign Policy
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.
14 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post
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.
Pictures of ancient Preah Vihear Temple are heavenly. When talking about the temple, many Cambodians become just as mystical.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 08:45 pm
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