Bernard Krisher, Pioneering English-Language Newspaper Proprietor, Dies Aged 87

Bernard Krisher founded the Daily in 1993 following the establishment of the Phnom Penh Post a year earlier, then published fortnightly.

Phnom Penh – Bernard Krisher, the journalist, and philanthropist who founded Cambodia’s first daily English-language newspaper died on March 5 in Tokyo. He was 87.

His death was first reported by his newspaper, The Cambodia Daily, which quoted family members as attributing his death to heart failure.

Krisher had a long and illustrious career as a journalist and became a well-known figure in Asian journalism, producing exclusive interviews with high-profile figures including Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Indonesian President Sukarno.

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