Phnom Penh

Rule of law ‘virtually absent’: Court manipulation part of ruling party’s master plan, report argues

Cambodia’s judiciary remains in the iron grip of Prime Minister Hun Sen and his government, according to an extensive new International Commission of …

Cambodia

This Is Why We’re Heading to Cambodia

These five new hotels are raising the bar for the Southeast Asian country.<p>Cambodia’s cultural treasures and pristine beaches are no longer a secret. …

Asia

Rights groups urge EU, Japan to consider halt in funding for Cambodian election

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Rights groups on Wednesday urged the European Union and Japan to consider halting their funding for the election panel in Cambodia, if the ruling party succeeds in a bid to dissolve the main opposition party ahead of next year's general election.<p>The ruling Cambodia People's …

World News

In Cambodia, a bold teaching program draws on international models and local context

Siv Monirath spent his childhood bouncing around public schools in Phnom Penh and his young adulthood working with Teach for America. Now he's hoping …

Education

Vann Molyvann obituary

Architect often described as ‘the man who built Cambodia’ and who transformed Phnom Penh into an elegant city<p>The architect Vann Molyvann, who has died aged 90, was often described as “the man who built Cambodia”. In the 1960s he transformed Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, from a colonial backwater …

Asia

A Guide to Cambodia's Killing Fields

© Scott Biales/ Shutterstock.com<p>History<p>One of the darkest times in modern day history took place in Cambodia between 1975 and 1979, when the Pol …

Asia

Traversing the Kingdom of Wonder

A shiny red helmet swings wildly from the tuk-tuk taxi’s canopy, as it flits effortlessly through Phnom Penh’s congested streets. The driver weaves …

Photojournalism

A call to the world’s parliamentarians: Help save Cambodian democracy

At the Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting currently taking place in Saint Petersburg for its 137th assembly, gathering representatives of the world’s …

Cambodia

This Pro Says Great Gear and Technique Don’t Matter Unless You Wait for the Decisive Moment (VIDEO)

Most photographers love their state-of-the-art cameras and premium glass, and they strive to capture perfectly exposed images from the best locations …

Photography

Cambodia's Economic Growth Will Require Industry Shift

Cambodia recently made the transition from a low income to a lower middle-income country, according to the World Bank’s rankings.<p>This is good news, but it poses a question: does Cambodia need to rethink its model of export-driven economic growth, as preferential access for its exports to developed …

Taiwan

Cambodia's political prince submits to its strongman

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - With Cambodia’s opposition warning of the imminent death of its democracy, the historic rival who once beat Prime Minister Hun Sen in an election said there was no option but to work with the strongman.<p>Prince Norodom Ranariddh gestures during an interview with Reuters at his …

Asia

Cambodia deports Chinese accused of operating online scam

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia on Thursday deported dozens of Chinese citizens accused of extorting money from women in mainland China with threats to circulate naked images of them online.<p>Gen. Ouk Haiseila, chief of the Immigration Investigation Bureau, said the 74 suspects left the …

Technology

“Diamond Island” Is a Dreamy, Bewitching Coming-of-Age Drama

The title of Davy Chou’s dreamy Cambodian coming-of-age drama, <i>Diamond Island</i>, refers to a small piece of land separated from the city of Phnom Penh …

New York City

Vale Pat Hughes

<b>Football Federation Australia (FFA) is saddened to learn that former Socceroos Captain Pat Hughes, passed away earlier this week.</b><p>Pat was born in …

Australian Soccer

Kingsman banned for portraying temple as hideout for film’s villains

Cinemagoers, be warned: the blockbuster sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle won’t be playing in a theatre near you after all, with government …

Asia

CPP rewrites rules again, with amendments planned to political laws to redistribute CNRP seats

The Cambodian People’s Party is rewriting the nation’s political laws yet again, this time to allow the Cambodia National Rescue Party’s 55 …

Asia

5 Lesser-Known LGBTQ-Friendly Destinations Around the World

In 2015, the United States joined a group of 21 other countries in legalizing same-sex marriage. These countries are mainly Eurocentric with the …

Cambodia

EU calls on Cambodia to reconsider banning main opposition party

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The European Union called on Cambodia’s government on Monday to reconsider its decision to seek the dissolution of the main opposition party after its leader was arrested and charged with treason.<p>FILE PHOTO - Cambodia's national flags are seen as labourers work at a …

Asia

Court to weigh CNRP’s fate, moving government closer towards killing off its largest political rival

Officials at the Supreme Court yesterday confirmed that the institution will pursue the Ministry of Interior’s motion to dissolve the CNRP, as …

Asia

Street Art in Kep | Cambodia

More often than not, when buildings are abandoned it’s inevitable that street art and graffiti will soon follow. Considering the size of the town, …

Street Art

Cambodia's ruler of 32 years sues to dissolve opposition party in a move 'intended to destroy democracy'

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian government lawyers filed a lawsuit on Friday to demand the dissolution of the main opposition party, in a move that would help Prime Minister Hun Sen extend his 32-year rule when the poor Southeast Asian nation votes in an election next year.<p>The attempt to disband …

Asia

The Top 15 Destinations for Winter Sun in November

November can be a glorious month to go in search of winter sun. With no school holidays in the diary, beaches, hotels and aircraft are likely to be calm – while many destinations offer tempting discounts in what is traditionally a quiet window ahead of the Christmas rush.<p>The weather is also …

Buenos Aires

Cambodian gov't woos workers with minimum wage hike

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's government has agreed to raise the minimum wage for workers in the garment and footwear industry, a move likely aimed at winning their support ahead of a general election next year. The industry, the country's biggest export earner, employs more than 700,000 …

Business

Thailand-Cambodia rail link a step closer

Cambodians gather by the railway track in Poipet town, opposite Aranyaprathet district in Sa Kaeo. (Photo by Sawat Ketngam)<p>As an agreement on railway …

Asia

Former Cambodia Daily reporters charged with ‘incitement’

Two former Cambodia Daily journalists have been charged with “incitement to commit a felony” over seemingly routine commune election coverage in …

Cambodia

Who can grab the opportunity as Uber’s Asian ride gets bumpy? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

As ride-hailing giant Uber struggles with its manifold problems worldwide, regional rivals such as the Southeast Asia-focused Grab are embracing one …

Uber

US-raised Cambodians face deportation to home they've never known

In the US, changes to immigration rules under President Donald Trump are threatening to separate families.<p>In the United States, changes to immigration rules under President Donald Trump are threatening to separate families.<p>The future of almost 800,000 young people is uncertain as a programme to …

Immigration

All For Good: These Asian Brands Offer Eco-Friendly & Ethical Jewelry

The jewelry industry has caused an uproar due to its impact on local populations and the environment in recent years. This is especially so for diamonds as Amnesty International estimates 3.7 million people have died in civil wars fuelled by “blood diamonds”. However, fast fashion jewelry that’s …

Jewelry

Uber launches in Cambodia and starts parcel delivery in Indonesia’s second largest city

Photo credit: Uber.Uber today launched its ride-hailing service in Cambodia and started a new feature in Indonesia’s second-largest city Surabaya: …

Uber

Return to Cambodia

ESSENTIALS<p><b>The flights</b><p>Emirates flies from Dubai to Phnom Penh via Yangon from Dh2,700 return including taxes. Cambodia Bayon Airlines and Cambodia …

Asia