Tourism grows 4% in Cambodia
- TTR Weekly
PHNOM PENH, 31 October 2016: Cambodia's
tourist arrivals improved 4.3% during January to August, this year, according to the Statistics and Tourist Information Department. Released by the Ministry of Tourism, the latest data showed the country welcomed ...
Post Pol Pot PM dies
- ASEAN Economist
Pen Sovann was premier from June to December 1981 of the then People's Republic of Kampuchea. He was removed from power by Hanoi after calling for the withdrawal of Vietnamese forces from Cambodia
and jailed for 11 years in Hanoi. Pen Sovann ...
Government Sells Last of Timber Seized by Task Force
- The Cambodia Daily
The government has sold off the last of the roughly 70,000 cubic meters of illegally logged timber seized earlier this year by a special task force charged with cracking down on illicit timber stocks across eastern Cambodia
. Soung Mengkea, a spokesman ...
White Building Residents Want Buyout, Not New Homes
- The Cambodia Daily
(Janelle Retka/The Cambodia
Daily). Japanese company Arakawa has been awarded a contract to build a 21-story complex for $80 million, a project expected to take four years, said a statement from the Ministry of Land Management and Urban Planning.
Vietnam Won't Stop Border Building, Minister Says
- The Cambodia Daily
Despite numerous requests to stop building a military post in a contested area along the Cambodia
-Vietnam border, Hanoi has refused to oblige, leading Cambodia's
border chief to say on Sunday that Phnom Penh was helpless to stop the construction.
ANZ still looking to exit Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos
MELBOURNE Oct 31 Australia and New Zealand Banking Group is looking to exit businesses in the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia
and Laos which were not included in the sale to DBS Group of its wealth and retail businesses in five other Asian countries, ...
Pen Sovann remembered as 'principled'
- The Phnom Penh Post
Sovann, who for six months in 1981 served as Cambodia's
first prime minister after the fall of the Khmer Rouge, died at his home on Saturday night from complications related to high blood pressure, after years of battling illnesses including strokes ...
Voter registration push slows in recent days
- The Phnom Penh Post
The number of people registering to vote has dropped sharply in recent days, statistics show, with an election watchdog calling on the National Election Committee to step up its game. In their effort to register Cambodia's
9.6 million voters before the ...
Foreign influences on country focus of exhibit
- The Phnom Penh Post
A series of 11 mixed-media paintings by contemporary artist Leang Seckon will be unveiled tonight at Java Cafe and Gallery. The exhibition, Influence: The New Ages, explores both the effects of foreign influence on Cambodian
culture and – like much of ...
Cambodia Nightlife 2016 - VLOG 70 (bars, clubs, girls)
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Kim Wilde - Cambodia (1981) HD 0815007
RFA Khmer News, Cambodia Political News, Radio Free Asia, Morning, 31 October 2016
ព្រឹត្តិការណ៍កីឡាជាតិលើកទី1,The 1st national game,Cambodia National game, 28-10-2016
Cambodia Idol,Judge Audition,Week 2,ឌី សុពល,អូនអ៊ូក,oun ouk,04-Sepember-2016
Cambodia Travel Guide and Tourism 2016 (HD)
RFA Khmer News, Cambodia Political News, Radio Free Asia, Night, 30 October 2016
Cambodia vs Laos (AFF Suzuki Cup 2016: Qualification Round)
What Is Life Really Like In Cambodia?
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Boats on Tonle Sap, Cambodia's huge freshwater lake. During the dry season from November to May, the lake is fairly shallow - only about one meter deep - allowing ...
Cambodia (/kæmˈboʊdiə/; Khmer: កម្ពុជា, Kampuchea, IPA: [kɑmpuˈciə]), officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia (Khmer: ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា, Preăh Réachéanachâk Kâmpŭchéa, IPA: [ˈprĕəh riəciənaːˈcɑk kɑmpuˈciə]), is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is 181,035 square kilometres (69,898 sq mi) in area, bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.Cambodia has a population of over 15 million. The official religion is Theravada Buddhism, practised by approximately 95 percent of the population. The country's minority groups include Vietnamese, Chinese, Chams, and 30 hill tribes. The capital and largest city is Phnom Penh, the political, economic, and cultural centre of Cambodia. The kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with Norodom Sihamoni, a monarch chosen by the Royal Throne Council, as head of state. The head of government is Hun Sen, who is currently the longest serving non-royal leader in South East Asia and has ruled Cambodia for over 25 years.In 802 AD, Jayavarman II declared himself king, uniting the warring Khmer princes of Chenla under the name "Kambuja". This marked the beginning of the Khmer Empire which flourished for over 600 years, allowing successive kings to control and exert influence over much of Southeast Asia and accumulate immense power and wealth. The Indianized kingdom built monumental temples including Angkor Wat, now a World Heritage Site, and facilitated the spread of first Hinduism, then Buddhism to much of Southeast Asia. After the fall of Angkor to Ayutthaya in the 15th century, a reduced and weakened Cambodia was then ruled as a vassal state by its neighbours. In 1863 Cambodia became a protectorate of France which doubled the size of the country by reclaiming the north and west from Thailand.Cambodia gained independence in 1953. The Vietnam War extended into the country with the US bombing of Cambodia from 1969 until 1973. Following the Cambodian coup of 1970, the deposed king gave his support to his former enemies, the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge emerged as a major power, taking Phnom Penh in 1975 and later carrying out the Cambodian Genocide from 1975 until 1979, when they were ousted by Vietnam and the Vietnamese-backed People's Republic of Kampuchea in the Cambodian–Vietnamese War (1979–91). Following the 1991 Paris Peace Accords Cambodia was governed briefly by a United Nations mission (1992–93). The UN withdrew after holding elections in which around 90 percent of the registered voters cast ballots. The 1997 coup placed power solely in the hands of Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Cambodian People's Party, who remain in power as of 2016.The country faces numerous challenges. Important sociopolitical issues includes widespread poverty, pervasive corruption, lack of political freedoms, low human development, and a high rate of hunger. Cambodia has been described by Human Rights Watch's Southeast Asian Director, David Roberts, as a "vaguely communist free-market state with a relatively authoritarian coalition ruling over a superficial democracy." While per capita income remains low compared to most neighbouring countries, Cambodia has one of the fastest growing economies in Asia with growth averaging 6 percent over the last decade. Agriculture remains the dominant economic sector, with strong growth in textiles, construction, garments, and tourism leading to increased foreign investment and international trade. Cambodia scored dismally in an annual index (2015) ranking the rule of law in 102 countries, placing 99th overall and the worst in the region.Cambodia also faces environmental destruction as an imminent problem. The most severe activity in this regard is considered to be the countrywide deforesting, which also involves national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Overall, environmental destruction in Cambodia comprise many different activities, including illegal loggings, poaching of endangered and endemic species, and destruction of important wildlife habitats from large scale construction projects and agricultural businesses. The degrading activities involves both the local population, Cambodian businesses and political authorities, as well as foreign criminal syndicates and many transnational corporations from all over the world.