Cambodia

Bitcoin grows on Asian users

By Sat, Jul 26, 2014 3:17PM UTC Pic: AP.

Horry Chan spends more time on internet communication than talking to real people. As the owner of the Hong Kong-based online application store Easyapp.com, his team designs and customizes applications for local and international clients.

Cambodia defamation ruling raises media freedom concerns

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 11:47AM UTC Cambodia defamation ruling raises media freedom concerns

Media watchdogs have voiced concern after a Cambodia-based journalist and blogger was ordered to pay 100 million riel (US$25,000) to a French property developer after he was convicted of defamation charges by Phnom Penh Municipal Court Wednesday.

Should Asia-Pacific countries ban the plastic bag?

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 6:00AM UTC A boy brushes his teeth standing next to a polluted canal littered with plastic bags and other garbage, on World Environment Day in Mumbai, India last month. Pic: AP.

The port city of Freemantle in Western Australia has just banned single-use non-biodegradable plastic bags. It is the first city in Australia to do so. Shop owners failing to follow the law risk a single fine of $150, climbing to $2,500 for serial offenders.

Cambodian parties break deadlock, CNRP to take seats in Parliament

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 3:51PM UTC Cambodia's main opposition leader Sam Rainsy of the Cambodia National Rescue Party during his meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen, Tuesday. Pic: AP.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Leaders of Cambodia’s ruling and opposition parties say they have reached an agreement to end a political deadlock since last year’s contentious election.

Cambodian political rivals agree to hold fresh talks

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 2:21PM UTC Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, left, shakes hands with opposition party leader Sam Rainsy at a meeting last year. Pic: AP.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s ruling and opposition parties say their leaders will hold a fresh round of talks to end a yearlong political deadlock after last year’s contentious election.

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