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KRT Charges Second Suspect In Case 004

Former Khmer Rouge official Ao An, better known by his alias “Ta An,” on Friday became the third mid-ranking cadre to be charged this month by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia over alleged crimes against humanity committed during the Pol Pot era.

Prime Minister Hun Sen greets people at the inauguration of the Alserkal mosque in Phnom Penh on Friday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)
Prime Minister Hun Sen greets people at the inauguration of the Alserkal mosque in Phnom Penh on Friday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

New $2.9M Mosque Inaugurated in Phnom Penh

At the edge of a sand-filled Boeng Kak lake in Phnom Penh on Friday, Prime Minister Hun Sen inaugurated the country’s newest—and largest—mosque, which was privately funded by a Dubai-based businessman at a cost of $2.9 million.

Government Confirms Trip to Nauru

The Interior Ministry on Thursday confirmed for the first time that Cambodian officials are paying a second visit to the South Pacific island nation of Nauru this week to look for refugees interested in resettling in Cambodia, but said the delegation has yet to find any takers.

A model presents a dress by Natacha Van during Phnom Penh Designers Week at The Plantation hotel on Thursday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)
A model presents a dress by Natacha Van during Phnom Penh Designers Week at The Plantation hotel on Thursday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Fashion Forward

In its fourth iteration, Phnom Penh Designers Week considers the theme “Now is the Future,” inviting avant-garde experimentation along with ready-to-wear basics from eight local and international labels.

Lens Romance

Wat Phnom and the Naga Bridge as seen in 1929 (Georges Portal)

The photo exhibition opening Tuesday at the Sofitel hotel in Phnom Penh gives an insight into Cambodia as it appeared to visitors in the late 1920s.

A New Hero

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In a politically daring new comic book, “Captain Cambodia,” a cartoonist uses a classic comic-book clash of good versus evil to comment on the country’s politics.

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US First Lady Says Education Gives Girls a Voice

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama left Cambodia on Sunday following the first-ever visit to the country by the wife of a sitting U.S. president, during which she called for greater freedom and equality in education and for the empowerment of young women.

Laborers work at a construction site in Phnom Penh on Tuesday. (Pring Samrang/Reuters)

ADB Expects Cambodian Economy to Pick Up

The Asian Development Bank is predicting a steady uptick in Cambodia’s economic growth to 7.3 percent and 7.5 percent in 2015 and 2016, respectively, on the strength of improved performance in the country’s trade partners and a tempered political environment at home.

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