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Fighting for justice: the plight of Cambodia’s imprisoned activist Tep Vanny

It is exactly two years since Cambodia’s prominent human rights defender Tep Vanny was jailed after protesting against the imprisonment of a group of rights workers known as the Adhoc 5. Southeast Asia Globe looks at her story so far.

Cambodia’s consumer credit growth remains strong despite slight slowdown

Cambodia has seen a rise in the number of financing institutions in recent years, with dozens setting up shop in the Kingdom to offer credit to consumers and commercial customers alike.

The architect who dreamed of building a brighter Cambodia

When 35-year-old Hok Kang launched his career a decade ago, he wanted to change Cambodians’ perception of architecture and how it differs from engineering.

Cambodia’s finance minister: ‘Fintech may play critical role in supporting financial inclusion’

Five years after Aun Pornmoniroth became Cambodia’s finance minister, he shares his vision for the Kingdom’s economy with Southeast Asia Globe.

Booms and busts: top tips for investing in Cambodia

For first-time investors, talk of bulls and bears, booms and busts, can sound like so much gibberish. Grant Thornton Cambodia CEO and partner Ronald Almera breaks down some of the basic do’s and don’ts of putting your money to work.

How blockchain technology could revolutionise microfinance in Cambodia

A new Cambodia-based startup thinks it might have found a way to change how microfinance lenders operate and cut down lending fees by more than half – by jumping on the blockchain bandwagon

Cambodia’s first contemporary dance company: ‘we were blacklisted for not being Cambodian enough’

Cambodia’s first contemporary dance company updates ancient moves, defying a conservative establishment that says its costumes are ‘too sexy’ and questions the dancers’ classical Khmer cred.

The little-known history of Cambodia’s ‘dark age’

While Cambodia is synonymous with the famous temple complex Angkor Wat, the post-Angkorian period is far less studied. Considered to be a dark time in the Kingdom’s history, an ongoing excavation at the country’s former capital city Longvek – now just a small village – offers evidence to suggest otherwise

The architect designing Cambodia’s future

Architect Seng Vannak was hired straight out of university in Paris to become a Phnom Penh City Hall urban planner.

The hard choice facing Cambodia’s opposition voters

With the main opposition party dissolved, the three million people across Cambodia who voted for change in last year’s commune elections find themselves facing a difficult choice: cast a vote for one of the many minor parties fighting over the scraps of anti-government sentiment, or boycott the ballot and risk the wrath of local ruling party officials.

Porsche Cambodia CEO talks growth, driverless cars and illegal imports

As Cambodia has begun to develop a solid middle class, it has attracted some of the world’s most prestigious brands. Southeast Asia Globe sat down with Michael Vetter, CEO of Porsche in Cambodia, to discuss the demand for luxury cars in the region and the problem of unofficial importers

‘I really think that Cambodian food deserves a place in the world’

Scouring the countryside for traditional recipes on the verge of fading from living memory, chef Rotanak Ros is striving to put Cambodian cuisine on the world map through cooking classes, quick and easy recipes, and luxury-dining nights at her riverside terrace.

Cambodia’s child porn problem highlighted in sacking of US Embassy staff

The US Embassy in Phnom Penh recently fired nearly three dozen employees after discovering a group Facebook message in which the dismissed workers allegedly shared child pornography. The 32 sacked employees protested their dismissals outside the embassy last week, and in so doing shone a light on the continued prevalence of child pornography in Cambodia.

Whatever happened to… Cambodia’s ‘government-backed’ cryptocurrency?

News of a cryptocurrency endorsed by the Cambodian government began circulating earlier this year, with international media also picking up the story. Then suddenly, it all went quiet. So what exactly happened to Entapay – the company behind it – and its ambitions to create a Cambodian cryptocurrency?

Witness of history: Who is Cambodia’s Queen Mother?

Today marks the 82nd birthday of Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk of Cambodia. Julio Jeldres, who served as the senior private secretary and special assistant to the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk for 12 years and has written extensively on the Cambodian royal family, provides insight into the life of Cambodia’s Queen Mother, whom he describes as “a witness of history”

How Cambodia’s political refugees are being betrayed by US legal system

Despite documented cases of torture and abuse, immigration court files obtained by Southeast Asia Globe reveal that the US is sending Cambodian asylum seekers back to face certain persecution.

Pi Pay strikes deal with government as Cambodia looks towards cashless future

Cambodia’s government took a major step towards implementing cashless payments in the Kingdom yesterday, signing an agreement with local payment gateway Pi Pay to encourage users to pay for public services via their mobile wallets.

‘We’re going to be blind’: how Cambodia defeated its free press

Critics and human rights groups decry the end of an era of press freedom in Cambodia as the nation’s last independent newspaper is sold to the owner of a Malaysian “covert PR” firm, leaving Cambodians who once relied on a free press worrying that they’re now “going to be blind”

Solar solution: the company aiming to power up rural Cambodia

As a project manager for Kamworks, one of Cambodia’s leading solar energy companies, Matt Viner is working to develop a solar platform that will provide rural households with affordable, reliable, renewable energy.

One of Cambodia’s brightest entrepreneurs talks tech, startups and cryptocurrencies

Rithy Thul is one of Cambodia’s leading voices in technology and entrepreneurship.

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