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In the kingdom, traditionally there are three major classifications of land title which are utilised throughout the country. The ownership titles that are commonly referred to are hard title, soft title, and strata title (enabling for foreign ownership within condominiums, subject to certain conditions). Each title ...
Cambodia's former opposition leader Sam Rainsy's reverence for political change is exceeded only by his reverence for himself as the instigator of it. That may be why, this weekend in the United States, he launched the Cambodia National Rescue Movement (CNRM), a new body that is supposed to ...

"Thanks to impermanence, everything is possible." I'm pondering this quote by the famed Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh while attempting (key word: attempting) to meditate at a monastery outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia. As a gong sounds in the distance--prompting a dog to howl--I resist the urge to ...
They chose Cambodia and it was absolutely God's good choice for us because we bonded with those people," she recalled. After a seven-week sea voyage, they reached Cambodia for the first time in 1960. For Marie Ens, it was the start of a life-long love affair with the country. She'd found the purpose for ...
"Cambodia's is preparing to adopt a new policy. We will reduce foreign borrowing while strengthening local borrowing," Seyvisoth said. "We are also developing the local bond market which will be online by 2019," he said, adding that the government plans to issue bonds in the near future, and is now ...
The American NGO Freedom House has singled out Cambodia as being on a "downward trend" in terms of liberties, but despite an ongoing political crackdown that has drawn international condemnation, Cambodia's 2017 score by the organisation remained almost unchanged from last year. The Kingdom ...

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen launched a foundation on Saturday (Jan 13) to preserve the country's remaining iconic cyclos. Speaking at a ceremony attended by more than 300 cyclo drivers at Koh Pich in Phnom Penh, Mr Hun Sen announced a number of benefits for those still ...
Cambodia's agreement to take refugees from Australian-run detention centres predates Australia's deal with the US - the one agreed by the Obama administration that Donald Trump protested against. In 2014, Australia and Cambodia reached a $55m deal to transfer people whose refugee status had been ...
Li's visit comes at a time when Cambodia's government, under Prime Minister Hun Sen, is facing rising pressure from the United States and the European Union over its human rights record. Both have threatened sanctions in response to a ruling by the nation's top court - on a government-filed lawsuit - to ...
A mistake by Google Translate has sparked an online debate over Chinese influence in Preah Sihanouk province's Sihanoukville. Google Translate is translating Sihanoukville to Shanghai, leading many people on facebook to question whether the translation was a reflection of the many Chinese ...
[Editor's Note: John Burgess first visited Cambodia in 1969, and left fascinated by the ancient Angkor civilization. A former Washing Post foreign correspondent with deep experience in Southeast Asia, his first book on Cambodia was "Stories in Stones: The Sdok Kok Thom Inscription and the Enigma of ...
Beijing, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Chinese premier Li Keqiang's visit to Cambodia will be of great significance to Lancang-Mekong cooperation and China-Cambodia ties, a senior diplomat said on Thursday. Li will attend the second Lancang-Mekong River Cooperation (LMC) leaders' meeting in Phnom Penh ...
Bangkok: Cambodian authorities are investigating Australian filmmaker James Ricketson over his alleged links to the country's now-disbanded opposition party, which has been accused of attempting to overthrow strongman Hun Sen in a purported United States-backed conspiracy. "It is because of his ...
Three days ahead of the highly politicised January 7 holiday marking the overthrow of the Khmer Rouge, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday slammed the UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia (Untac) for its alleged failure to bring peace to Cambodia in the 1990s, instead claiming his own efforts had put a ...
Finding one in Cambodia, he says, is a "game changer" in the debate. Sotheara contended that the mention of Suvarnabhumi as a place ruled by a Khmer king implies that Suvarnabhumi was evidently in Cambodia, and the term could even be the name of the pre-Angkorian Chenla Kingdom. "So far, we ...
Beijing, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- Chinese premier Li Keqiang will attend the second Lancang-Mekong River Cooperation (LMC) leaders' meeting in Phnom Penh and pay an official visit to Cambodia from Jan. 10 to 11. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the announcement on Thursday.
Cambodia will send 184 soldiers to a UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon in mid-January to take over from Cambodia's blue hat forces there. General Chhum Sucheat, a spokesman for the National Defence Ministry, told Khmer Times: "Cambodia will send 184 soldiers to join a UN peacekeeping mission ...

The three-day summit comes at a time when Cambodia's relationship with China is at an all-time high, as the Kingdom pivots away from its traditional pro-democracy Western partners in favour of Beijing's no-strings-attached financial aid. China, already Cambodia's top foreign donor, has also publicly ...
An Australian man in Cambodia has been arrested and charged for allegedly locking up his girlfriend, her younger sister and her niece and then demanding sex. James Bernard King, 69, was arrested on 28 December in the coastal town of Sihanoukville, Cambodian police said in a media statement.
KT: Cambodia's arts and culture scene is still at its very early stages of development - the Royal Ballet of Cambodia, for instance, is returning for its second season after decades of neglect and decay. Do you think there is enough interest among Cambodia's younger generations to lift the scene from its ...
police in Cambodia have charged an Australian man after he allegedly locked his local girlfriend and her relatives in his house and demanded sex from them. Officers had to force their way into James Bernard King's house in Sihanoukville last Thursday to rescue his girlfriend, her sister, her niece and her ...
BATTAMBANG (THE PHNOM PENH POST/Asia NEWS NETWORK) - Tourists missing Cambodia's beloved 'bamboo train' in Battambang can now board a replacement service that has been set up on a different set of tracks. The improvised rail vehicle, often comprising a small motor and a bamboo ...
Simon Miller comforts his daughter, Jade, 9, after the girl was electrocuted in a hotel pool in Cambodia. Contributed ... A former Davenport girl who is visiting family and friends in Davenport continues to recover after she was critically injured by an electric shock in a swimming pool in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Cambodia and China commemorate their 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties this year amid rising domestic political uncertainties in Cambodia and fast-changing geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific. President Xi Jinping said last year that "both sides should take the commemoration of the 60th anniversary as an ...
PHNOM PENH, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- Eight people were injured at a popular beach in Cambodia's Kep province after fireworks, which were prepared to welcome the New Year, accidentally caught fire and exploded, the National police website reported Monday. The fireworks began exploding at random at ...
The EU and US suspended their funding for Cambodia's 2018 general election in November and December respectively, saying that the vote cannot be credible after the government dissolved the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and banned 118 of its officials from politics for five ...
For many people, Cambodia means Angkor Wat and its magical temples. But 2018 should be the year we discover that there's so much more to the country: pristine rainforests, a mighty slice of the Mekong River, villages untouched by the 21st century and palm-fringed golden beaches. The colonial haunts ...
China's Premier Li Keqiang, left, pulls a symbol of China-Cambodia Heart Journey, together with his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen, center, during a a signing ceremony at peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Cambodia and China on Thursday signed nearly 20 ...
Richard Gelfond, chief executive of IMAX corporation, was in Bangkok yesterday to promote the opening of the first IMAX screen in Cambodia as well as at Icon Siam next year, together with Vicha Poolvaraluk, chairman of Major Cineplex Group Plc, the largest operator of movie theatres in Thailand.
The chairman of the anti-corruption Unit gave a press conference yesterday in which he claimed that corruption was present in every country, and was worse in the United States than in Cambodia. "Corruption is everywhere. It is worse in the US than in Cambodia," ACU chairman Om Yentieng said. "I have ...
The European Commission has announced it is investigating the potential laundering of Chinese shipments of citric acid through Cambodia, allowing Chinese manufacturers to flout export restrictions. The European Commission (EC) imposed duties on Chinese citric acid in early 2015 after determining ...
Cambodia (THE PHNOM PENH POST/ANN) - Prime Minister Hun Sen repeated his insistence that Cambodia is self-sufficient and does not need the support of outside countries on Saturday (Dec 23), while continuing to equate "peace" with development. During the opening ceremony of the sixth sea ...
A report from the National Committee for disaster Management shows that natural disasters have killed at least 103 people, injured 120 more and affected 2,000 families, while also damaging thousands of houses, crops and infrastructure this year. The 2017 report noted that 174 storms led to six deaths, ...
PHNOM PENH, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) on Monday provided 3.3 million U.S. dollars to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Cambodia) for a project supporting the sustainable management of the rich forest resources in northeastern Cambodia's Mondulkiri province. The five-year project ...
Malaysian technology company Grab entered Cambodia's ride-hailing market last week, launching in a market already crowded with similar services including US-headquartered giant Uber and several locally owned and operated companies. The Post's Robin Spiess sat down with Grab co-founder Hooi ...
In the novel, Groslier gives a vivid account of the cultural, historical and geographical aspects of Cambodia and its people, providing a truthful look at life in the early 20th century French protectorate, including its Royal Ballet. "Groslier was a talented artist and in his writing he began painting with words," ...
Quietly, Bonna Neang Weinstein wept. Her husband, Howard Weinstein, sitting next to her, held her hand, comforting her. "It reminded me of everything and myself," she said of a December 15 performance of "Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia" at the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of ...
Explore some of Cambodia's most vibrant wildlife sites, including Mondulkiri, one of Asia's last great wildernesses. The area is home to elephants, leopards and the elusive, critically endangered Indochinese tiger; even rhinoceros bluster through the more remote forests. The province is home to Pnong, ...
Thailand topped the standings with three gold, two silver and one bronze, although Cambodia came a close second after winning three gold and two bronze medals. Somai Sokea, the deputy secretary-general and chairman of the Cambodian delegation, said 12 Athletes formed the Cambodian squad.
With more than half of Cambodia's 6,000 kilometres of roads being classified as "poor" or of "bad" quality by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, industry insiders said that the government needs to engage with the private sector to spur investment into quality construction and maintenance projects.
Last week, representatives from the navies of both Vietnam and Cambodia met for another iteration of their ongoing meeting to discuss what both sides have designated as joint patrols. The interaction offered a glimpse into one manifestation of defense realm of the relationship as both sides commemorate ...
The European Union in Cambodia on Tuesday said it was suspending planned funding of Cambodia's national election body. The United States last month said it would suspend its funding of the National Election Committee (NEC) and also imposed visa restrictions on officials over the dissolution of the ...
Speaking at the rally, Kem Monovithya--daughter of jailed Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) chief Kem Sokha--said that while the U.S. and other concerned countries may do their best to help Cambodia, the real power to effect change in the country lies in the hands of the Cambodian people ...
Bangkok: A convicted Australian child sex offender has died after spending seven years in Cambodia's harshest jail. Giuseppe Nicolosi ... unavailable. A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said consular assistance was being proved to the family of an Australian man who died in Cambodia.
Other words recalled other horrors --"-srek khlean" "ohh sangkhoeum" and "kosang" are Khmer words which mean "hungry" "hopeless" and "build or rebuild" in Khmer, the language of Cambodia. During the Khmer Rouge era, the first two carried the weight of a brutal social transformation that killed an ...
The European Union in Cambodia on Tuesday said it was suspending planned funding of Cambodia's national election body. The United States last month said it would suspend its funding of the National Election Committee and also imposed visa restrictions on officials over the dissolution of the ...
Two weeks earlier, journalists from The Associated Press, tipped off by Westmoreland's own staff, had reported the discovery of an enemy camp four miles inside Cambodia. And in a late November television interview, former President Dwight Eisenhower criticized "that sort of sacrosanct idea of a line on ...
U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia William Heidt, second from left, inspects former Khmer Rouge victims' clothes on display with Cambodia's Secretary of State for the Ministry of culture and Fine arts Chuch Phoeun, left, at Tuol... (AP Photo/Heng Sinith) More ...
The Viet Nam Cashew Association has provided VND1.5 billion (US$66,000) to the Cambodian Ministry of agriculture, Forestry and fisheries for growing one million cashew trees on a total area of 500,000 hectares from now through 2022. "Cambodia is one of the countries in the world that have excellent ...
PHNOM PENH, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia exported 562,237 tons of milled rice in the first 11 months of 2017, up 17 percent compared with the same period last year, according to the latest report on Sunday. China is still the top buyer of Cambodian milled rice, followed by France and Poland, said the ...


 

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