‘The Phnom Penh Post’ prints last edition in Cambodia

Citing financial issues, the 32-year-old fabled daily closed on March 29, but will continue online.

Cambodia’s most fabled newspaper, The Phnom Penh Post, has published its final English and Khmer language editions after 32 years of operations amid an economic downturn that prompted a mixed reaction from critics and long-term observers.

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The Post’s senior management blamed ballooning financial costs endured after the Covid-19 pandemic and the “subsequent economic downturn” — which seemed at odds with the government trumpeting of this country’s financial prospects — for the closure.

“It is most unfortunate as I read this newspaper every day,” said Khieu Kanharith, a former information minister about the last edition of the paper on March 29.

In full: https://www.ucanews.com/news/the-phnom-penh-post-prints-last-edition-in-cambodia/104617

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