All-out effort led to Cambodia peace conference in Tokyo in 1990 – a look back at history

For the first time after the end of World War II, Japan took the spotlight on the international stage as a mediator by hosting talks for a third country in 1990. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia prepares for third-year anniversary of King’s death

Cambodians will mark the third-year anniversary of the death of their former king, Norodom Sihanouk, on Thursday, in a somber occasion marking his legacy.Norodom Sihanouk was revered by many Cambodians before his passing, in Beijing in 2012. ...

Neou Vannarin

Massive crack in ‘White Building’ widens

A four-story crack in the south-facing side of Phnom Penh’s aging “White Building”—which first appeared in early February as a pile driver broke up earth inside an adjacent construction site—widened over the weekend, shortly after a meeting between worried tenants and the firms behind a ...

Sek Odom

Residents say 7NG is buying up White Building

After the development company 7NG completed the violent eviction of more than 1,400 families from Phnom Penh’s Dey Krahorm community in 2009, it set its sights on the adjacent White Building. The historic apartment block, which was built as a low-cost housing project under then Prince ...

Chan Cheuk Yin, Sun Heng and Matt Blomberg

King Sihamoni hails Cambodia-Vietnam ties

Cambodian people consider Vietnam a big friend that supported and provided valuable assistance for Cambodia during the course of history, the King said while receiving outgoing Vietnamese ambassador Ngo Anh Dung in capital Phnom Penh on July 18. He appreciated Dung’s contributions to cementing bilateral relations ...

VietNamNet Bridge News Staff

‘No backroom deals’ in Veera release

Permanent secretary for foreign affairs Sihasak Phuangketkeow said the release was not made in response to Cambodia’s request for the release of 14 migrant workers being held in Thailand on visa fraud charges. “Cambodia has not asked for any favours,” Mr Sihasak said, adding that Thailand ...

Bangkok Post News Staff

Stolen Buddha urn reclaimed

Authorities say they have recovered a priceless gold urn believed to contain the ashes of the Buddha from a house in Takeo province’s Traing district. Kandal provincial police chief Eav Chamroeun said officers arrested two suspects yesterday, in the process seizing back the urn, along with ...

Chhay Channyda, Shane Worrell and Sen David

Spending in NagaCorp casino drops

Spending in NagaCorp’s casino has dropped by about 4.4 per cent in the first quarter of the year compared with the same period last year. Some $1.17 billion was gambled in the casino from January to March this year, said a company quarterly report released last ...

Fears over new bank note

The new 100,000 riel banknote depicting the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk is not just a pretty historical token. It will also help inject much needed cash into the economy, according to the National Bank of Cambodia. Although take-up will occur as older banknotes of other ...

Cambodia to issue new 100,000-riel banknote featuring royal family pictures

Cambodia will launch a new 100,000-riel banknote (in equivalent to 25 U.S. dollars) in order to celebrate the sixtieth birthday of King Norodom Sihamoni on May 14, a central bank official said Wednesday. A sub-decree on the issuance of the new 100,000-riel banknote was signed ...

Businesses Told to Close for 8 Days for King Father's Funeral

Business owners in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district yesterday said they will not follow a government directive to close their businesses for eight days in observance of the second mourning period for the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk. The order, which was distributed on Sunday to ...

Chea Vichea Murder Case Back in Court

The two men convicted of – and widely believed framed for – the 2004 assassination of union leader Chea Vichea are set to appear at the Appeal Court for their retrial today, nearly four years after the Supreme Court released them and ordered a reinvestigation ...

China, Cambodia agree to further advance ties

China and Cambodia agreed on Thursday to further advance their comprehensive relations of strategic cooperation and partnership in accordance with the will of late Cambodian King-Father Norodom Sihanouk. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen told visiting Chinese State Councillor Dai Bingguo on Thursday morning that Cambodia “will ...

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