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 ...

Aug 17, 2014

Comedian Neko wins Cambodia's first modern marathon

Japan-born comedian Hiroshi Neko won Cambodia’s first international marathon in front of the Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap province on Sunday. Neko, 37, a naturalized Cambodian, finished in 2 hours, 45 minutes and 28 seconds, while Japan’s Ba Gan took second in ...

Khmer Rouge trial raises questions of justice

| Aug 8, 2014

Khmer Rouge trial raises questions of justice

They were leaders of Cambodia’s infamous Khmer Rouge, the fanatical communist movement behind a 1970s reign of terror that transformed this entire nation into a ruthless slave state, a place where cities were emptied of their inhabitants, religion and schools were banned, and anyone ...

Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

Aug 8, 2014

Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders

Three and a half decades after the fall of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, a U.N.-backed tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison for crimes against humanity during the country’s 1970s reign of terror that left close to ...

Jul 22, 2014

Cambodian political rivals say agreement reached

Prime Minister Hun Sen and Cambodian opposition parties said Tuesday they agreed on a joint solution to end a political deadlock and the opposition’s yearlong boycott of the national legislature. Hun Sen, opposition leader Sam Rainsy and others met for five hours behind closed ...

Aeon Mall pulls Cambodia into retail modernity

Jun 29, 2014

Aeon Mall pulls Cambodia into retail modernity

Cambodians are flocking to a giant Japanese shopping mall in Phnom Penh, the first of its kind in the country, even before it has been completed or officially inaugurated. Aeon Mall, which is being built by Japanese shopping mall operator Aeon Co., has attracted ...