Cambodia

Canada`s Trudeau raises rights issues as Asia summit winds down

Canada`s Trudeau raises rights issues as Asia summit winds down

Published 14/11/2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the plight of Rohingya refugees and extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at a summit of Asian and Western leaders on Tuesday, sensitive human rights issues skirted by almost all the others. [more…]

Canada`s Trudeau says raised human rights, killings with Philippines` Duterte

Canada`s Trudeau says raised human rights, killings with Philippines` Duterte

Published 14/11/2017

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said he raised the issue of human rights and extrajudicial killings during a conversation with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who was "receptive" to his comments. [more…]

Cambodian PM says sanctions wouldn`t hurt him

Cambodian PM says sanctions wouldn`t hurt him

Published 27/10/2017

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen told his cabinet on Friday he had no fear of Western sanctions after some U.S. senators threatened to push for travel restrictions over his arrest of the main opposition leader, the government spokesman said. [more…]

Control of information shifts up a gear in run-up to Cambodia election

Control of information shifts up a gear in run-up to Cambodia election

Published 08/09/2017

Critics of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen have grown used to following upstart news service Fresh News to find out what the government’s next target might be. [more…]

`Borg/McEnroe` rivalry movie kicks off Toronto festival

`Borg/McEnroe` rivalry movie kicks off Toronto festival

Published 08/09/2017

A tale of real-life rivalry on the tennis court kicked off the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday in a scaled-back line-up of movies that focus on tales of survival amid chaos. [more…]

Stung by reputation, Taiwan looks to turn corner on money laundering

Stung by reputation, Taiwan looks to turn corner on money laundering

Published 30/08/2017

After Taiwan's state-run Mega Financial Holding Co was fined $180 million by U.S. authorities for lax enforcement of anti-money-laundering rules at its New York branch, the bank started a rigorous training program for its staff. [more…]

North Korea factories humming with `Made in China` clothes, traders say

North Korea factories humming with `Made in China` clothes, traders say

Published 13/08/2017

Lin Wong and Philip Wen [more…]

Cambodia to ask Japan to invest $800 million in skytrain

Cambodia to ask Japan to invest $800 million in skytrain

Published 07/08/2017

Cambodia will ask Japan to invest $800 million in a skytrain system for the capital Phnom Penh, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday during a visit to Tokyo. [more…]

Angelina Jolie `upset` over backlash to Cambodia film casting process

Angelina Jolie `upset` over backlash to Cambodia film casting process

Published 31/07/2017

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Actor and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie attends a conference at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 15, 2017.

Angelina Jolie responded to growing backlash over the casting process for her latest film, saying she was "upset" that an improvised scene during auditions had been misconstrued as taking real money away from impoverished children.

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Cambodia widow sees dead husband in five-month-old calf

Cambodia widow sees dead husband in five-month-old calf

Published 20/07/2017

Khim Hang, 74, sits at her bedroom with a cow which she believes is her reborn husband in Kratie province, Cambodia, July 18, 2017.

Cambodia's latest social media sensation is a five-month-old calf believed by a villager to be the reincarnation of her dead husband.

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