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Smart Axiata launches Smart WiFi Calling service in Cambodia
Smart Axiata has introduced Cambodia's first Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) service, allowing Smart customers to make and receive calls and SMS over any WiFi connection worldwide. Smart's commercial name of the service is Smart WiFi Calling. The technology allows Smart customers with a 4G SIM card and a d
Cambodia Sanctions Bill ‘to Die in Senate’
WASHINGTON, D.C — A bill sponsored by the US House of Representatives aimed at democracy promotion in Cambodia is likely to hit a roadblock at the Senate when Congress closes in December, officials have said.
More stellar growth for Cambodia economy, but reforms needed says IMF
A report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts the Cambodian economy to continue its robust performance in the year ahead, tipping 2019 Cambodia GDP growth at 7.00 per cent, 25 percentage points below its forecast of 7.25 per cent GDP growth for 2018.
Sam Rainsy Pledges to Return to Cambodia in 2019 Amid Disagreements in Opposition Party Ranks
Cambodian opposition politician Sam Rainsy, living in self-imposed exile since 2016, has vowed to return to Cambodia in 2019 to fight for democracy, amid stark divisions among the government’s political opponents.
Analysis / Can Rainsy’s resignation break Cambodia’s political stalemate?
With Hun Sen’s government easing its ban on opposition politicians, independent consultant Markus Karbaum unpacks the bitter rivalry at the heart of Cambodia’s political gridlock.
After Instagram Users Call Out Miss USA For Bullying Miss Vietnam and Miss Cambodia, Sarah Rose Summers Shares Heartfelt Apology
After video footage was released of Sarah Rose Summers (Miss USA) poking fun at a fellow Miss Universe contestant’s English — people lost it, accusing Summers of racism and bullying.
Bond Issuance in Cambodia
The FINANCIAL -- IFC, has invested $20 million equivalent in riel-denominated bonds issued by Cambodian microfinance institution Hattha Kaksekar Limited. The investment helps create a domestic corporate bond market and allows HKL to expand its local currency lending to micro and small businesses, in
Cambodia hails opening of country's largest dam despite opposition
Cambodian premier Hun Sen on Monday opened the country's largest hydropower scheme, swatting aside dire warnings about the environmental impact of the $780 million project and its effect on local communities.
U.S. Deports Dozens More Cambodian Immigrants, Some For Decades-Old Crimes
A flight chartered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is said to have departed Monday from El Paso, Texas, carrying about three dozen Cambodian immigrants who came to the U.S. legally, but were ordered deported for having committed a crime.
Genocide: 70 years on, three reasons why the UN Convention is still failing
Seventy years after the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide came into force, its effectiveness is disputed. Jewish laywer and Polish refugee, Raphael Lemkin, coined the word “genocide” in 1943 to describe the killing and destruction of peoples, deriving the word f
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Cambodia
On November 28, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Cambodia. Real GDP is projected to grow at 7¼ percent in 2018 due to strong external demand and expansionary fiscal policies, while inflation is expected to remain low. St
Cambodia's Hun Sen Blasts RFA Despite Promises of Welcome to 'Return'
In a rare phone interview with Radio Free Asia, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has lambasted the U.S.-funded broadcaster despite recent conciliatory comments by his government suggesting RFA was welcome to resume its operations in the Southeastern Asian nation.
Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Launches Lower Sesan 2 Dam, Blames Foreign ‘Incitement’ For Opposition
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen brought the country’s largest hydropower dam online Monday, suggesting at a launch ceremony that opposition to the controversial project had been sown by foreigners bent on turning the public against development.
Cambodia morning news for December 17
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday reminded people that he had rejected a proposed Titanium mining investment worth about $20 billion in Koh Kong province because the project would devastate a huge swathe of forests and endanger wildlife.
World View: Cambodia Denies Major China-Funded Seaport Project Is a Military Base
This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com. Cambodia denies major China-funded seaport project is a military base. Cambodia is becoming increasingly Chinese and militarized.
Cambodia's largest ivory bust sees tons of elephant tusks seized
Cambodia has seized more than 3.2 tons of elephant tusks that were smuggled into the country from Mozambique. Some 1,206 tusks were hidden inside an abandoned shipping container when the authorities made Cambodia's biggest-ever ivory bust.
Human Rights Watch Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Cambodia
During the two previous cycles of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Cambodia accepted 301 recommendations out of 343, but has largely failed to implement the accepted recommendations. Since Cambodia’s previous UPR in 2014, the government has intensified its onslaught on Cambodia’s political oppos
Cambodia's biggest hydropower dam now producing electricity
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's largest hydropower project officially began producing electricity Monday as the country tries to increase its energy capacity to reduce energy imports and help jump-start industrial expansion.
He wanted to expose Cambodia’s virginity trade. Now, he’s in prison
A Cambodian translator helped foreign journalists film a documentary about alleged sex trafficking in the Kingdom. Authorities now claim the film’s subjects said they were paid to be in the film. The translator’s wife, who visited him in prison, tells Southeast Asia Globe that her husband is afraid,
Finding Grandma In Cambodia, And Finding Home
Editor’s note: This Community Voice was one of numerous entries in our recently concluded Emerging Writers Contest. For a long time, I didn’t know who I was. I grew up neither speaking Khmer language at home nor knowing about the cultural traditions and foods Cambodian people participated in and ate