Home Authors Posts by South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post


Cambodia’s landmine-sniffing ‘hero rat’ retires after five years of service (video)

Magawa, the landmine-sniffing “hero rat”, completed his last mission on May 31, 2021 and has retired after five years of service in Cambodia.

Cambodian workers at NagaWorld casino vexed over lay-offs as Hong Kong-listed parent firm reports...

At least 600 workers have received lay-off messages, in what NagaWorld says is due to financial hardship from the Covid-19 pandemic. The job losses come amid news that its parent company NagaCorp reported US$102.3 million in net profit in the year ending December 31, 2020.

Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base upgrade sparks worries of China link before US diplomat’s visit

A new port and a ship repair facility are likely to have been built just north of where US-funded facilities were demolished last year, a think tank says

Cambodian beauty queen Mean Pich Rita accuses tycoon Heng Sier of attempted rape, exposing...

After Pich Rita’s allegations were live-streamed on Facebook last week, the case ignited a debate on social media. Sier, a prominent businessman, claims Pich Rita stabbed him and sought to extort money from him after they had an affair.

Tottenham shirt sponsor AIA swapped for Cambodian charity ISF in Gareth Bale and Son...

Match jerseys from 4-0 English Premier League win over Sheffield United will be auctioned for charity. Move a part of insurance giant’s long-term partnership with club promoting health and wellness across the Asia-Pacific.

Cambodia’s biggest casino to slash jobs, redundancy pay as Covid-19 hits profits

NagaWorld resort in the capital Phnom Penh will lay off 1,300 people but they will get lower severance packages because of current reduced wages.

In Cambodia, extended Phnom Penh coronavirus lockdown leaves garment workers, market vendors hungry

The Cambodian government’s two-week lockdown to contain a surge of Covid-19 cases in the capital, Phnom Penh, has cut off food supplies for thousands of garment workers, market vendors and others who survive on a day-to-day income.

Cambodia’s got coronavirus vaccines from China and India, but take-up is painfully slow

Within the US$7 billion garment industry that’s been hit hard by Covid-19, workers aren’t keen on being vaccinated.

In Cambodia, a property tycoon beats his wife in a Facebook video – and...

Images of Duong Chhay assaulting his (now ex) wife, cosmetics entrepreneur Deth Malina, have gone viral on social media.

Twitcher tours: why birdwatching in Cambodia is expected to take flight in a post-Covid...

Avitourism is predicted to be popular with travel-deprived ecotourists and is among the fastest-growing eco-tourism trends.

Cambodian dog slaughterhouse closes after killing more than one million dogs in 25 years...

A notorious slaughterhouse in Cambodia that killed more than a million dogs over the span of 25 years was closed on March 4, 2021.

Coronavirus: unlikely clues to Covid-19 virus family found in Cambodia lab freezer, Thai drain...

Fresh findings expand the range of known coronaviruses related to the one that causes Covid-19.

Cambodia to get back artefacts lost during Khmer Rouge regime from late British collector...

The antiquities were taken during the Khmer Rouge regime and are being returned by the daughter of controversial art collector Douglas Latchford.

Coronavirus: outbreak in Cambodia’s Chinese community prompts official warning

More than 30 Chinese citizens test positive for pathogen during medical assessments for overseas travel.

Angkor Wat not enough? Theme park planned near site of ancient Cambodian temple

Provisionally called ‘Angkor Lake of Wonder’, the complex will be situated roughly 500 metres from the famous temple.

‘There is no prayer in revolution’: former Hong Kong-based reporter Jim Laurie remembers Cambodia,...

In ‘The Last Helicopter: Two Lives in Indochina’, Jim Laurie looks back on 1975 and the final days of the US-backed regimes in Phnom Penh and Saigon.

Coronavirus: Cambodia becomes latest country to sign up for Chinese vaccines as Brazil looks...

Cambodian citizens will start receiving jabs from Wednesday with a goal of inoculating 500,000 people by April.

Coronavirus: Cambodian scientists find close match for pathogen in samples collected in 2010

With a World Health Organization investigation into the origins of the coronavirus which causes the Covid-19 disease under way in China, a laboratory in Cambodia has discovered close relatives of the pathogen in samples that have been stored in a freezer for more than a decade.

Chinese construction in Cambodia’s ‘next tourism hotspot’, Kampot, has residents and NGOs worried

Pen Sokunthea escaped the bustle of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, for the sleepy riverside town of Kampot two years ago, drawn by its tranquil charm and laid-back pace of life.

Angkor theme park, Siem Reap ‘smart city’ to boost Cambodia tourism

Cambodia’s Siem Reap province is looking to be less reliant on the Angkor Wat temples for tourism, with plans for several huge infrastructure projects.