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Prosecutors comb accused spy James Ricketson's emails to journalists

Accused Australian spy James Ricketson has been questioned for two hours in court about seemingly innocuous private emails to friends and journalists. One of the emails that Ricketson sent to this reporter in November 2015 discussed the timetable for the scheduled return to Phnom Penh of exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy.

Three Malaysians, Taiwanese arrested over scam syndicate in Bangkok

BANGKOK: Three Malaysians and a Taiwanese linked to a cross-border call centre scam syndicate were arrested here following a joint raid by Thai and Cambodian police last week. Thai police believe the suspects, including a 20-year-old Malaysian woman, were hired by a scam syndicate to withdraw money they allegedly siphoned from two local victims.

Japanese manufacturers are still finding room to grow

Only a few years ago, Poipet was known for two things: bawdy casinos and border crossings. Today, it is becoming recognised as one of Cambodia's main manufacturing hubs, thanks largely to the opening in 2014 of the Sanco Poipet Special Economic Zone , a joint Japanese-Cambodian venture.

Cambodia drops pornography charges against nine of 10 foreigners

This photo taken on Jan 27, 2018 shows a group of foreigners outside a courtroom in Siem Reap province, some who were reportedly arrested on Jan 25 for allegedly "singing and dancing pornographically". PHNOM PENH: A Cambodian court has dropped charges against all but one of a group of 10 foreigners who were charged last month with producing pornography at a party in the tourist town of Siem Reap, the court said on Monday .

Cambodian Rice Body Faces Own Shortcomings

In a startlingly frank report last month, The Cambodian Rice Federation warned the country's entire export market could be destroyed by the scourge of rice smuggling. The report, which detailed a laundry list of problems within the CRF itself and the sector as a whole, provides a window into the deep dysfunction and fragility of an industry that occupies a fundamentally central place in Cambodia's society and economy.

Long thought to have been Cambodia's capital during a 'dark...

Phnom Penh Post - Long thought to have been Cambodia's capital during a 'dark age', digs are unearthing Longvek's place as a centre of global trade Long thought to have been Cambodia's capital during a 'dark age', digs are unearthing Longvek's place as a centre of global trade Ceramic fragments are washed using water and toothbrushes by villagers hired by the archaeological team excavating the royal city of Longvek. Despite prevailing notions of the Longvek period as a dark age, new research is shedding light on its place as a centre of global trade.

Germany puts pressure on Cambodia, ending preferential visa...

The Reichstag, which houses the lower house of the Germain parliament, in Berlin. The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently disclosed to parliament measures taken in response to Cambodia's crackdown on the opposition.

Business Insider: Maintaining Cambodia's construction boom

Masato Sanae, general manager of the Cambodian branch of Japan-based Taihei Engineering Company, in his office in Phnom Penh. Photo supplied Phnom Penh's construction boom has created an opportunity for specialised engineering firms to carve out a niche in the Kingdom.

Ex-Khmer Rouge Official Converts to Christianity Guided by Pastor She Once Enslaved

Im Chaem, a former Khmer Rouge official who was charged by a United Nations-backed tribunal with crimes against humanity including mass murder, extermination and enslavement, has converted to Christianity under the tutelage of a man who survived a forced labor camp she oversaw. "I was redeemed," she told VOA Khmer Friday by phone from her home in Anlong Veng, a district in northwest Cambodia known as the final Khmer Rouge stronghold.

Where are you off to this 2018?

DAVAO. At the opening day of the 9th Mega Travel Fair. CTO GeneRose Tecson, Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag, DOT XI RD Antonio Fernando Blanco & DTAA President Alexander Divinagracia.

Chinese people rush to pray on first day of Lunar New Year

For a lucky Lunar New Year! Chinese fortune-seekers around the world flock to light incense in temples to celebrate the first day of the Year of the Dog We are now in the Year of the Dog - the last but one sign in China's 12-animal zodiac system Fortune-seekers light joss sticks in holy shrines to pray for happiness, prosperity and longevity as they welcome the Year of the Dog. In China , dedicated prayers queued up outside of temples from the eve of the Lunar New Year for a chance to be the first person to burn incense at midnight - a tradition that is meant to give people the best luck and blessings.

Rising local cement production chips away at imports

Last week's inauguration of a massive new cement plant in Kampot able to supply 5,000 tonnes of cement a day to the local market is expected to put a dent in imports, but even with more cement factories coming online this year demand will continue to outstrip local supply. Chip Mong Insee Cement Corporation , a joint venture between local conglomerate Chip Mong Group and Thailand's Siam City Cement Corp , officially opened its $262-million plant on February 8. The facility will use locally quarried limestone to produce up to 1.7 million tonnes of cement a year, or about a quarter of the market's current demand.

Cambodian Royal Gendarmerie Arrest 36 in VoIP Scam

Two houses in Cambodia, one in Phnom Penh and the other in Preah Sihanouk province, were raided February 16 and 36 people were arrested by the Cambodian military police in cooperation with Thai authorities, under suspicion of running Voice over Internet Protocol scams. Of the 36 arrested suspects, 33 reportedly were caught in Phnom Penh, and three were in Preah Sihanouk.

In Pictures: Millions celebrate Lunar New Year

Incense sticks of various sizes were placed into an urn at a temple in Kandal, Cambodia, to mark the start of the Lunar New Year. According to Chinese astrology, anyone born in the Year of the Dog will be loyal and forthright with a keen sense of justice, but also stubborn, irritable and easily angered.

Cambodia passes lese-majeste law

King Norodom Sihamoni greets Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Royal Palace during the King's formal coronation in 2004. AFP Cambodians will now be constitutionally obligated to "defend the motherland" and forbidden from insulting the king under a number of new legislative changes that observers say suggest a prolonged assault on civil liberties in the country.

Paintings present an outsider's take on Cambodia

Painter Julia Haw is unequivocal about her new exhibition: "This is the strongest body of work I've made," she said Wednesday, just before bringing her collection of paintings from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. Haw grew up on a farm in Davison, Michigan, but after years in Chicago resettled recently in New York City.

Cambodia arrests Thai, Taiwan suspects over telecoms fraud

Authorities in Cambodia on Friday arrested 36 suspects from Cambodia, Taiwan and neighboring Thailand on suspicion of running a telecoms scam to defraud victims abroad, military police said. Cambodia, a staunch ally of China, has deported hundreds of Chinese and Taiwanese nationals in recent years in a crackdown on internet and telecoms scams orchestrated from different places in Cambodia, including the capital, Phnom Penh.

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