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Cambodian job scam: Embassy to expedite repatriation of Malaysian victims, says envoy

The Malaysian embassy here will expedite the repatriation process of 12 Malaysian citizens who had fallen victim to job scams in Cambodia.

The unlikely rise of Gaelic football on the fields of Cambodia

Born in the mid-2000s, she was found abandoned as a baby on the street in Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh.

Malaysia, Cambodia sign pacts on Cambodian workers

Malaysia and Cambodia have signed two agreements on the employment of Cambodian migrant workers as Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim makes his first visit to Phnom Penh since becoming his country’s leader in November.

NagaCorp to begin main building works on Naga3 expansion by mid-2023

Hong Kong-listed NagaCorp says it expects to commence main building works on its US$3.5 billion Naga3 development in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in mid-2023, while one of the projects three hotel towers will be complete by the end of the year.

NagaCorp FY22 revenue doubles in Covid recovery win

Cambodia-based gambling operator NagaCorp reported revenue of US$460.6m in its full year 2022 results, attributing the 104.0% rise to Cambodia's recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Robust river governance key to restoring Mekong River vitality in face of dams

Billions of cubic meters of Mekong River water are now harnessed behind dams in the interests of power generation, severely affecting crucial physical and biological processes that sustain the river’s capacity to support life.

As hydropower dams quell the Mekong’s life force, what are the costs?

Over the past few decades, the construction of hydropower dams has undermined the river’s capacity to support life: more than 160 dams operate throughout the Mekong Basin, including 13 on the river’s mainstream, with hundreds more either planned or under construction.

India is translocating some of its big cats to Cambodia as Project Tiger completes 50 years next month

Cambodia has identified at least 90 acres of forest land at its Tatai Wildlife Sanctuary for the tigers.

From war to peace: Cambodian goldsmith turns bullet casings into jewellery

Every week, Cambodian goldsmith Thoeun Chantha turns about five kg of brass casings of AK-47 and M-16 bullets into jewellery.

Looted relics returned to Cambodia receive monks’ blessings

Cambodian artifacts were often looted out of the country beginning in the 1970s, under control of the Khmer Rouge. At least 13 antiquities have been returned this month amid a push in the art world from artists and scholars to return looted works to their countries of origin.

How the Twist ignited Cambodia’s musical golden age

In the 1960s rock’n’roll came to Cambodia. Dee Peyok describes the post-colonial music scene, a sweet, brief moment of swinging liberation before the communist revolution snuffed it out.

Cambodian opposition leader appeals against treason conviction

A top Cambodian opposition leader on Thursday appealed against his treason conviction for trying to topple long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government, his lawyer said, criticising the verdict as “unjust”.

Hun Sen closes in on independent media in Cambodia

Cambodia will hold general elections on 23 July 2023. That means it is once again time for long-standing Prime Minister Hun Sen to exert power to ensure his party, the Cambodian People’s Party, comfortably wins re-election.
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