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 ...

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 ...