US Senator and Vietnam War veteran Jim Webb is set to visit Cambodia during a two-week state visit to Southeast Asia later this month, according to officials. Jim Webb, a Democratic senator from Virginia who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia and Pacific Affairs, left for Myanmar on Sunday, and will then make a visit to neighbouring Thailand, Lao, Vietnam, as well as Cambodia. "We very much look forward to Senator Webb's visit and are working on the timing and schedule for the visit," a US Embassy spokesman said on Sunday. Koy Kuong, spokesman for Cambodia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, could not be reached for comment on Sunday.
In Brief: US senator to visit Cambodia on tour
- Proof giants walked among us humans?
For years a debate has waged about whether certain bas relief carvings at the 12th-century To Prohm Temple, one of the most popular attractions at the Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Siem Reap province, depicted dinosaurs or some rather less exotic and more contemporary animal,
- New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’
After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty
- Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’
Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up
- Japan bank buys major stake in ANZ Royal Bank
Japan's largest bank acquired more than half of ANZ’s shares in Cambodia on Thursday, according to a statement from Kith Meng’s Royal Group. Japan's JTrust Bank, announced that they had acquired a 55% of stake in ANZ Royal Bank. According to a Royal Group