Dec 23, 2014

Unlicensed doctor held in Cambodia HIV outbreak

An unlicensed medical practitioner suspected of negligently infecting more than 100 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with the virus that causes AIDS was charged Monday with murder and other crimes, a prosecutor said. Yem Chhrin was charged with murder carried out with cruelty, intentionally spreading ...

Ranks of 'disappeared' growing in Southeast Asia

Dec 12, 2014

Ranks of 'disappeared' growing in Southeast Asia

by Jerome Taylor

Two years after Sombath Somphone vanished, the Laotian activist’s wife says his abductors enjoy impunity — an ugly reality across a region where powerful business interests and murky state actors stand accused of routinely “disappearing” opponents. Sombath disappeared from the streets of the capital ...

Oct 30, 2014

Cambodia arrests U.S. deserter sought over child porn

Police in Cambodia said Wednesday they have arrested a man identified by media there as a U.S. Army deserter wanted in Florida for offenses involving child pornography. Col. Oum Phy, deputy police chief in northeastern Kratie province, said Michael Edward Harris was arrested there ...

Cambodian tribunal opens 1st genocide case against Khmer Rouge

Oct 17, 2014

Cambodian tribunal opens 1st genocide case against Khmer Rouge

A U.N.-backed Cambodian tribunal began hearing the first genocide case against the country’s brutal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime on Friday, another step toward justice for an estimated 1.7 million people who died from starvation, disease and execution. Khieu Samphan, the regime’s head of state, ...

Aug 19, 2014

Cambodia water project could channel carbon credits to Japan

The city of Kitakyushu is exploring a project to supply drinking water in Cambodia. Japan’s Environment Ministry plans to conduct a feasibility study with a focus on the project’s potential to confer greenhouse-gas credits on Japan. The public and private sectors in Kitakyushu have ...

Aug 18, 2014

SMBC to become top stakeholder in biggest Cambodian bank

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. plans to acquire a stake of 12.25 percent in Acleda Bank, the largest commercial bank in Cambodia, for over ¥10 billion to become its top shareholder, sources said Monday. Pending approval by regulatory authorities in the Southeast Asian country, the ...