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In Angkor Wat research, the focus has long been on temples and high society. A new project there is taking a different approach, laying the foundation for a new understanding of the iconic empire

Marianne Waller lives in one of the three flats she has done up.
Sat, 27 June 2015

All that's old is new

A world away from the high-rises, Phnom Penh is in the throes of a more sophisticated property boom as expats snap up old properties and convert them into sleek apartments with a vintage feel

Phay Siphan and Denise Coghlan participated in Thursday’s debate.
Sat, 27 June 2015

Merits of refugee deal aired in feisty debate

Wide-ranging talk touches on reasons for and consequences of the controversial arrangement between the Australian and Cambodian government, with Montagnards and Nazis also getting a mention

Sat, 27 June 2015

Gov’t gets plaudits for drop in underage sex workers

The International Justice Mission (IJM) yesterday lauded Cambodia’s progress in tackling the child sex trade but stressed more needed to be done, including authorising police to use undercover investigation techniques.

Sat, 27 June 2015

False alarm triggers mass fainting

Nineteen garment workers passed out at a Phnom Penh factory yesterday after an alarm went off.

Six Montagnards pose for a photo in Ratanakkiri in January
Sat, 27 June 2015

Montagnard exodus on VN’s head: HRW

Arbitrary arrests, beatings and torture, these are some of the crimes perpetrated by Vietnamese authorities that are driving ethnic Montagnards to flee to Cambodia, according to a Human Rights Watch study released yesterday.

Veng Sreng Boulevard was ground zero for a series of riots in January last year
Sat, 27 June 2015

US zeroes in on abuses

A politicised and ineffective judiciary, constraints on press freedom and the arbitrary suspension of the right to assemble in Phnom Penh have been listed as Cambodia’s leading human rights problems by the United States government.

Sat, 27 June 2015

Cop sentenced in shooting

A police captain attached to the Ministry of Interior was sentenced to three years in jail yesterday for shooting a hostess at a karaoke bar in a drunken rage in the capital late last year.

Grand Twins International chief executive Liao Chung-te at the launch of the company’s IPO in June last year.
Sat, 27 June 2015

Rough start for CSX’s second listing

Grand Twins International launched its IPO one year ago to much fanfare, but a dwindling stock price has failed to generate much confidence in Cambodia’s fledgling bourse

Sat, 27 June 2015

Round 2 of Mountain Bike series arrives in Preak leap

The second round of the Smart Cambodia MTB series 2015 is set to push off on the mountain biking track at Preak Leap, 7km north along National Road 6 tomorrow morning.

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