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Cambodia's detained opposition leader rejects new opposition movement

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's detained opposition leader Kem Sokha has declined to join a new movement, founded by prominent exiles following a ban on the main opposition party, his lawyer said on Saturday. The Cambodia National Rescue Movement (CNRM) was announced on Jan. 13 by Prime Minister

REUTERS - 2018-01-20 08:01:21

Cambodia's Hun Sen appoints son-in-law to senior police post

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has appointed his son-in-law as deputy national police chief, in a move apparently aimed at consolidating his power ahead of an election this year. Dy Vichea, who is married to Hun Sen's eldest daughter, Hun Mana, was promoted to the post on


Neo-Nazi publisher won't reveal whereabouts, citing threats

The publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website won't publicly reveal where he's living, claiming he gets "credible" death threats. But he says he moved to Cambodia last year and still resides outside the U.S. Andrew Anglin's whereabouts are a key issue in a federal lawsuit that accuses him of using h


Cambodian rum might be the best drink you've never even heard of

Rum tends to evoke images of seafaring pirates. Or perhaps of azure seas and daiquiris and colorful colonial architecture. The vast majority of the world's rum is produced in the Caribbean and Latin America, but why? All you really need to produce the spirit is sugar cane. So why aren't sugarcane-ri


SCF Partners with Film Festivals to Feature Women Athletes

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) will sponsor an educational film and speaker series in partnership with the Sarasota Film Festival and Through Women's Eyes Film Festival, featuring women athletes in powerful and groundbreaking roles. The series will offer the public a rare opportuni


10 Super Soups in Montreal

Tacos Frida A steaming bowl of soup is the culinary equivalent to a warm hug from an old friend. It's comforting, familiar, and uplifting -- especially come wintertime. We love a good bowl of soup year round but when the weather drops below zero, a serving of soup comes as an instant escape from the


Plans of building world's biggest airports in Cambodia, US$1.5 billion investment

One of the world's largest airports in south-eastern Kandal province will be built by the Cambodian government. Although the plans have been approved the key players are yet to work out the details. It was revealed that a proposal from Cambodia Airport Investment was approved to build a US$1.5 billi


Cambodia: Crackdown Crushes Media, Opposition

Supporters of Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), stand outside the appeals court during his bail hearing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, September 26, 2017. 2017 Samrang Pring/Reuters (New York) - The Cambodian government's broad political crackdown in 2017 effectively extingui


Thailand recommends daily minimum wage hikes up to 7 percent

BANGKOK, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Thailand's Central Wage Committee has recommended that the daily minimum wage be increased by 7 percent to 330 baht ($10.33) in its two most industrialised provinces, Chonburi and Rayong. The committee recommended increases of between 5 to 22 baht across Thailand's 77 pr


Bank of South Pacific Limited (BSP) sets footprints in South-East Asia with BSP Finance Ltd

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of South Pacific Limited (BSP), the leading bank in the South Pacific is proud to announce the launch of its newest subsidiary, BSP Finance (Cambodia) Plc on Thursday 18th January, 2018, in Phnom Penh. BSP Group CEO, Robin Fleming, said, "BSP


Man Spends An Hour Sitting In Cage With Scared Rescue Dogs Until They Trust Him

"They needed time to understand ... and to be convinced that they were safe." "They needed time to understand ... and to be convinced that they were safe." The dogs huddled together in the back of a filthy cage, trembling with fear. They'd seen what had happened to other dogs - people had used


Company to probe for minerals close to Mekong river dolphin habitat

An Australian mining company aims to begin searching for minerals, as well as gas and oil, next to part of the Mekong River in Cambodia where the Endangered Irrawaddy river dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) lives. The Phnom Penh Postreported the venture today.An Irrawaddy dolphin in the Mekong River b


In a threatened Cambodian forest, hand-in-hand push to protect land and people

For the Chong people of Cambodia, Siamese crocodiles are revered, respected, and left alone. But several times a month, Put Poeurn goes looking for them. Wearing the everyday clothes of rural Cambodia - old jeans, faded collared shirt, and sandals - plus a GPS and machete, he ventures through forest


Angelina Jolie To Receive ASC's Board Of Governors Award

The American Society of Cinematographers will present Angelina Jolie with the group's 2018 ASC Board of Governors Award at the 32nd annual ASC Awards, set for February 17 at Hollywood & Highland's Ray Dolby Ballroom. Her fourth film as director, Netflix's First They Killed My Father, is Cambodia's O


Cambodian exile says postpone election to avoid violence

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Exiled Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy on Wednesday raised the prospect of violence if this year's general election is not postponed, prompting a government accusation of a threat to the state. Cambodian politics has been in turmoil since the dissolution of the opposit


Cambodian Court Delays Bail Decision on Accused Australian Spy

The bail verdict in an increasingly high profile Cambodian espionage case against Australian filmmaker James Ricketson was postponed on Wednesday because the prison delivered him to the court late. Ricketson, who was charged with espionage after reportedly flying a drone at an opposition rally in Ph


Sichuan suspension railway gets ready for commercial use

Published on : Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Sky Train that is a type of suspension railway system involving the utilization of lithium-battery powered trains is being developed for commercial usage, as per the manufacturer based in southwest China's Sichuan Province. Zhongtang Sky Railway Group that


It was close, but China's passport power is suddenly far ahead of India's

Up until 2016, an Indian passport offered easy entry to more countries and territories than a Chinese passport. But the coin has flipped. A global ranking of passport power shows China in 75th place, an all-time high, while India came in at 86, on par with Cambodia and the Central African Republic i


Backpacking in South-East Asia, a Checklist

Before travelling to South-East Asia I read countless blogs and forums about what I should have brought for my trip and what not. Carrying something that I wouldn't have actually used would have been as frustrating as forgetting something else I would have needed. Now that I'm finally back, after tw


The 5 top retirement havens with the lowest cost of living

In International Living's Annual Global Retirement Index 2018, we ranked the 24 best retirement havens in the world, where you can live comfortably for less than you can in the U.S. And while all of these destinations are affordable, we have found the most cost-effective havens from the results of t