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Cambodia restores railway link to Thailand after 45 years

Jul 5, 2018

Cambodia restores railway link to Thailand after 45 years

Cambodia on 'Wednesday reopened the final stretch of a railway running from the capital Phnom Penh to the border with neighboring Thailand, the first time the line has been operational in 45 years. The Asian Development Bank provided $13 million in 2009 to rebuild the ...

Fears as Cambodia's 'last independent' newspaper sold

May 6, 2018

Fears as Cambodia's 'last independent' newspaper sold

A newspaper hailed as Cambodia's last independent English daily has been sold to a Malaysian investor with apparent business links to premier Hun Sen, rattling a journalist community that has been battered by the strongman ahead of elections. Bill Clough, the Australian publisher of the ...

U.S. Embassy in Cambodia fires 32 over allegedly sharing pornography

Apr 13, 2018

U.S. Embassy in Cambodia fires 32 over allegedly sharing pornography

The United States Embassy in Cambodia has fired 32 people after they were allegedly caught sharing pornographic material in a nonofficial chat group, several sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. Four sources told Reuters that pornographic videos and photographs, including some featuring people ...

Mar 24, 2018

Japan's help improving regional connectivity hailed at Mekong forum

Japan's economic and technical support for building bridges and improving roads and other transport infrastructure around Indochina was praised at a meeting of the Mekong-Japan Cooperation Forum in Cambodia on Friday. A succession of speakers pointed to projects built with Japanese aid which play vital ...