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 ...

Cambodian sex slavery activist quits U.S. foundation

May 30, 2014

Cambodian sex slavery activist quits U.S. foundation

A Cambodian woman internationally recognized for her work against sexual slavery has resigned from the foundation she helped create following reports that she distorted parts of her own history. Somaly Mam’s memoir, “The Road of Lost Innocence,” said she was abused and sold into ...

May 15, 2014

'Third water' makes aquaculture possible in Cambodian mountains

A Japanese technique for creating artificial river and seawater is expected to enable Cambodian farmers to open three prawn farms this summer — in the mountains. The artificial water is a blend of fresh water and a carefully measured mix of minerals, including salts ...

Cambodia vies for first Oscar with 'Missing Picture'

Feb 28, 2014

Cambodia vies for first Oscar with 'Missing Picture'

The office of Cambodia’s most celebrated filmmaker is filled with books on the Khmer Rouge. On his desk, on the walls, in the filing cabinets and in every corner of Rithy Panh’s dimly lit office are memories of his country’s greatest tragedy. Probing the ...

Jan 16, 2014

Man arrested for pocketing salaries of illegal Cambodian trainees

Police said Thursday they have arrested a man on suspicion of pocketing around ¥5 million from the salaries of Cambodians working illegally in Japan as trainees. Hirokazu Inatomi, 64, a former senior official of the Inaho cooperative union in Shimotsuma, Ibaraki Prefecture, allegedly told ...

Cambodian riot police disperse opposition camp

Jan 4, 2014

Cambodian riot police disperse opposition camp

Cambodian authorities Saturday dispersed opposition protesters from their rally base in the capital and halted further protests against the kingdom’s strongman leader, a day after police launched a deadly crackdown on striking garment workers. Dozens of security personnel armed with shields and batons flooded ...

Three killed as Cambodian police open fire on protesters

Jan 3, 2014

Three killed as Cambodian police open fire on protesters

Cambodian police opened fire on protesting garment workers Friday, killing at least three people, as the kingdom’s strongman premier faced growing public anger on the streets of the capital. Human rights campaigners condemned the crackdown as the worst state violence against civilians the country ...

Japan, Cambodia upgrade ties to 'strategic partnership'

Dec 15, 2013

Japan, Cambodia upgrade ties to "strategic partnership"

Japan and Cambodia agreed Sunday to advance defense cooperation between and upgrade bilateral relations to a “strategic partnership.” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen oversaw the signing in Tokyo by their defense ministers of a memorandum of understanding concerning the ...