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Expensive NGO Phone Apps Gather Digital Dust

Donors are placing expensive bets on new NGO apps, but Cambodians have been slow to adopt the new tools.

Court Convicts Mexican Man of Sexual Abuse of Girls

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court on Thursday convicted Bernardo Paez, a 60-year-old Mexican schoolteacher, of sexually abusing two girls, aged 12 and 16, and ordered him deported after serving a year in prison.

Cambodians Warm to Smartphone Dating Apps

Young, urban Cambodians are increasingly turning to their smartphones and computers to like, swipe and chat their way to romance, bucking deep-seated cultural norms on courtship in the process.

High Hopes

An ambitious plan to deploy drones for big business is born out of an unlikely partnership.

PM Promises iPhone to Top ‘Youth Role Model’

In his latest social media experiment, Prime Minister Hun Sen took to Facebook on Saturday to announce the “I Am a Khmer Youth Role Model” contest, a multi-stage, fan-judged competition resulting in a grand prize of a 16GB iPhone 6.

National Rice Industry Assembles to Crown the Top Grains

A farmer from Battambang province took this year’s honor of growing the country’s top rice paddy on Sunday as industry heavyweights gathered in Phnom Penh for the first of the three-day Cambodia Rice Forum.

Tourist Arrivals Rise, But Short of Estimate

An estimated 4.8 million tourists visited Cambodia in 2015, up 6 percent from the 4.5 million visitors last year, Ministry of Tourism Under­secretary of State Top Sopheak said on Sunday.

Millenia of History Come to Life at Cave Site

The near 71,000-year duration of the hu­man record that Laang Spean provides is unparalleled in Cambo­dia, making it a crucial site for understanding cultural and social developments in the region.

Burma Days

The hapless Mighty Mekong Football Club, a team of Phnom Penh-based Burmese expatriates and their friends, generally has poor luck on the pitch. Shortly after Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) won the Burmese election in November, however, the newly invigorated team pulled off a surprising upset.

Faded Glory

With retail space seemingly expanding faster than Cambodia’s consumer class, Phnom Penh’s older malls are struggling to survive

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Crypto Trading Without License Is ‘Illegal,’ Cambodian Regulators Say

Authorities in Cambodia have announced that domestic investors are now required to obtain a license in order to purchase, sell or trade cryptocurrencies – activities that would be otherwise regarded as illegal.

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