Cambodia deports 63 Chinese, Taiwanese over alleged web scam

Sep 21, 2016

Cambodia deports 63 Chinese, Taiwanese over alleged web scam

Cambodia has deported 50 Chinese and 13 Taiwanese citizens to China over an alleged internet scam, a senior police official said Wednesday. The move came in apparent compliance with a demand from Beijing. The suspects were flown out of Cambodia on Tuesday, said Gen. ...

First Japanese private hospital opens in Phnom Penh

Sep 21, 2016

First Japanese private hospital opens in Phnom Penh

The first Japanese private hospital opened in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh on this week, with the aim of helping to reduce the flow of Cambodian patients to neighboring countries. The four-story Sunrise Japan Hospital was opened in the presence of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun ...

Aug 17, 2016

Japanese youth volunteers arrive in Phnom Penh to coach judo

A group of youth volunteers dispatched to Cambodia by the Japanese government to coach judo arrived in the capital Phnom Penh on Tuesday. The university students, from Tokyo and Nara Prefecture, were accompanied by team leader Gotaro Ogawa, a former Japanese ambassador to Cambodia ...

Cambodia genocide museum now off limits to 'Pokemon Go'

Aug 11, 2016

Cambodia genocide museum now off limits to 'Pokemon Go'

A genocide museum in Cambodia has decided to ban “Pokemon Go” after tourists were spotted playing the popular game there. Chhay Visoth, director of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, said Wednesday that signs were posted both outside and inside the museum banning the game ...

Cambodia PM says potbelly is hurting his golf swing

Aug 8, 2016

Cambodia PM says potbelly is hurting his golf swing

Prime Minister Hun Sen says his growing potbelly is getting in the way of his golf swing. Hun Sen, who is known for his casual comments, went off track while addressing a Facebook comment on his health. He said someone had reposted on Facebook ...

Vietnam paternity twist in Cambodia's 'jungle woman' sage

Aug 1, 2016

Vietnam paternity twist in Cambodia's 'jungle woman' sage

A Vietnamese man has claimed he is the real father of a woman whose plight gripped Cambodia after she apparently spent 18 years living in the jungle, her adoptive family said Monday. The paternity claim, which the woman’s adoptive family now believe is genuine, ...

Jul 20, 2016

Dai-ichi Life eyes Cambodian market to sell insurance products

Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. is expanding into the Cambodian market, which will make it the first Japanese life insurer to do business in the Southeast Asian country, informed sources said Wednesday. The insurer plans to open a representative office in Phnom Penh by the ...

Jul 8, 2016

Cambodian leader backs down on demand of 'glorious' title

Cambodian premier Hun Sen backed down Friday from a government order requiring journalists to refer to him as “glorious, supreme prime minister and powerful commander” in all news reports. The edict, which sparked widespread ridicule, was handed down in May while the Ministry of ...

Jun 14, 2016

American CEO jailed in Cambodia for sex with young children

Cambodia on Tuesday sentenced an American man to a decade in jail for sexually abusing girls as young as five, the latest effort to punish foreign pedophiles in the impoverished country. Brian Naswall, the 53-year-old CEO of Aero Cambodia, a small aviation firm based ...