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PM courts Swiss investors - Khmer Times


Khmer Times

PM courts Swiss investors
Khmer Times
Philipp Rosler, managing director of the WEF, said in April that Cambodia had been increasing its presence and profile at WEF events over the past eight years, and added that the country will gain more benefits for the hosting the World Economic Forum ...

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17 Jan 2017 | 11:21 am

China's impact on the Thai economy - Bangkok Post


Bangkok Post

China's impact on the Thai economy
Bangkok Post
This includes influence over the economies of the so-called Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) which includes the six countries located along the Mekong River: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and Yunnan Province of China (See here). As with ...

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17 Jan 2017 | 12:49 am

Candidate aims to be first refugee MP - Otago Daily Times


Otago Daily Times

Candidate aims to be first refugee MP
Otago Daily Times
The family travelled to New Zealand on the advice of a relative, who was also a refugee, and found the country was "incredibly welcoming", she said. The 35 year-old has since built up an impressive CV as a ... After getting her masters degree in ...

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16 Jan 2017 | 6:09 pm

Hun Sen joins Davos elites | Khmer Times | News Portal Cambodia | - Khmer Times


Khmer Times

Hun Sen joins Davos elites | Khmer Times | News Portal Cambodia |
Khmer Times
Prime Minister Hun Sen will join top leaders, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, CEOs and top bankers at the four-day World Economic Forum (WEF) in the ...

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16 Jan 2017 | 11:05 am

Vietnam Sends a Dissident to France but Blocks Another From Leaving - Radio Free Asia


Vietnam Sends a Dissident to France but Blocks Another From Leaving
Radio Free Asia
Vietnamese authorities released one dissident from jail this week as they exiled the former political prisoner to France, but at the same time they blocked another well-known dissident from leaving the country. Dang Xuan Dieu, a blogger, community ...

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13 Jan 2017 | 3:24 pm

Cambodian Sand Could Build a Foundation for Legal Action in Singapore - Radio Free Asia


Cambodian Sand Could Build a Foundation for Legal Action in Singapore
Radio Free Asia
“On the second, we know that the sand has been exported illegally from Cambodia without paying tax, so it involved in high-profile corruption cases.” ... In 2013 Hun Sen imposed a ban on dredging along the Mekong and Ton Le Sap, and in 2015 the ...

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5 Jan 2017 | 3:32 pm

Cambodia hunting suspects over doctored porn image of king - BBC News


Cambodia hunting suspects over doctored porn image of king
BBC News
However, the country's constitution says the king is "inviolable" - or too significant to be treated with disrespect. Profile: What is Cambodia like? Cambodia's iconic former king dies. A spokesman for Cambodia's interior ministry confirmed that an ...

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2 Jan 2017 | 6:38 am

Bringing Judaism to the Kingdom - The Phnom Penh Post


The Phnom Penh Post

Bringing Judaism to the Kingdom
The Phnom Penh Post
While a highly commercialised and religious version of Christmas is slowly achieving a higher profile, in Buddhist-majority Cambodia Hanukkah remains an understandably low-key affair. But that makes the holiday, which ends on Sunday, no less precious ...

28 Dec 2016 | 7:00 pm

Cambodian Prime Minister Promotes Body Guards Who Beat Lawmakers - Radio Free Asia


Cambodian Prime Minister Promotes Body Guards Who Beat Lawmakers
Radio Free Asia
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen promoted two members of his elite bodyguard unit despite their convictions for brutally beating a pair of opposition lawmakers near the National Assembly last year. Sot Vanny and Mao Hoeun became full colonels on Nov ...

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28 Dec 2016 | 1:17 pm

As Khmer Rouge guerrillas in the '70s, they took part in genocide. Now, as Christians, they ask for forgiveness - Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times

As Khmer Rouge guerrillas in the '70s, they took part in genocide. Now, as Christians, they ask for forgiveness
Los Angeles Times
The Khmer Rouge went to great extremes to eliminate religion — going as far as destroying the majority of the country's temples and pagodas and massacring thousands of monks. ... While many Cambodians do not believe Duch's conversion to be genuine ...

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26 Dec 2016 | 6:28 pm