Feb 7, 2015

U.S. sisters arrested for nude photos at Cambodia's sacred Angkor site

Two American sisters have been arrested in Cambodia for taking naked photos of each other inside the country’s famed Angkor temple complex, officials said Saturday — the latest nude stunt by tourists to spark anger. Lindsey Adams, 22, and 20-year-old sister Leslie were discovered ...

Jan 31, 2015

French tourists arrested for photos 'au naturel' at Angkor Wat

Three male French tourists in their early twenties have been arrested by Cambodian authorities for taking nude photos of each other inside the famed Angkor Wat temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage site, officials said. The three were discovered inside the Banteay Kdei Temple ...

Social media pressure Cambodian leaders

Jan 22, 2015

Social media pressure Cambodian leaders

The CCTV footage is blurry but graphic. A gunman stands over a cringing victim, firing bullet after bullet into his body until the Phnom Penh street is spattered with blood. The brazen killing of Cambodian businessman Ung Meng Cheu by an unknown assassin on ...

Japan-funded bridges appear on new Cambodian money

Jan 14, 2015

Japan-funded bridges appear on new Cambodian money

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday that Cambodia has issued new 500 riel bank notes (about ¥14) bearing images of two bridges donated by Japan. Hun Sen made the announcement at a ceremony to connect parts of one of the bridges across the Mekong ...

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 ...