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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.

The changing face of Cambodia’s beauty industry

Leang Syna is arguably Cambodia’s top makeup and beauty professional, having worked on films sets with award-winning directors such as Rithy Panh and, more recently, Hollywood giant Angelina Jolie.

Praying for equality: Cambodia’s holy women battling to become female monks

Cambodia’s pagodas have long been home to men and women who have left their lives behind and dedicated themselves to following the Buddha’s teachings. But unlike monks, the Kingdom’s female devotees enjoy little of the prestige and education granted to their male counterpart.

Why Cambodia’s beach town Sihanoukville could be the region’s next big tourist hub

"I think Sihanoukville will be the biggest city in Cambodia in 20 years," says Christophe Forsinetti, chief operating officer for real estate investment firm JSM Indochina. "Look: available land, cheap labour, cheap construction costs, an international airport, Chinese proximity and even the rest of Asia. I mean, that’s a no-brainer."

Ethical clothing brand Goel Community is bringing back the lost art of handweaving with...

A charming surprise lies amidst the trendy cafés and craft cocktail bars that now populate Phnom Penh’s Russian Market neighbourhood. The fairtrade fashion enterprise Goel Community fits right into this burgeoning creative hub by donning its handmade, homegrown, all-natural badge with pride.

‘It’s not political’: Phnom Penh Post CEO on $3.9m tax bill

A large tax bill handed down to the Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia’s last remaining independent English-language newspaper, is part of an ongoing, “perfectly routine” audit negotiation process rather than an attack on free press, according to the paper’s CEO, Marcus Holmes. He added that such audits were hitting businesses across the country in a government effort to strictly enforce the years-old tax law.

Everything you need to know about investing in Cambodia

For the past two decades, Cambodia has experienced rapid economic growth. Broad access to global markets and an economic policy that openly courts foreign investment means the country’s economy is expected to continue growing

Cambodia’s property news and views in brief

A roundup of property related news in Cambodia, including the creation of a marine national park and new advertising laws for construction sights.

Whatever happened to same-sex marriage in Cambodia

While LGBTIQ Cambodians have long had powerful proponents calling for their right to marry, legal change still seems a long way off.

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