Rights Group Denounces Gag Order on Lawyers Before Election

New York-based advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the Cambodian Bar Association of trying to silence potential government critics ahead of July’s national elections by imposing restrictions on lawyers making public statements. The Bar Association and the Information Ministry have both issued edicts that ...

Lawyers Instructed to Seek Approval Before Speaking to Media

Lawyers must now obtain permission from the Cambodian Bar Association before speaking to television and radio media in order to ensure that they do not speak out of turn, the association’s president said in a meeting on Friday. “First, we want to ensure a high quality ...

Royal Media Launches Digital ONE TV Service

Royal Media Entertainment Co. Ltd., a joint venture between local conglomerate Royal Group and Russian General Satellite Co., announced yesterday that it has launched the country's first digital pay-television service, ONE TV. Offering promotional subscription rates between $3 and $12 a month, services will begin in Phnom ...

Thai media targets Kingdom

RSiam, the country-music business unit of RS Public Company Limited, a Thai entertainment company, is seeking partners in Cambodia and Laos, said RS executive vice president Soopachai Nillawan. RS owns a record label, produces programming for television, makes films, publishes magazines and promotes concerts. ... ...

Research shows Cambodian entrepreneurship tendency

Ninety–nine per cent of Cambodians have a television set in their home, according to data compiled by Indochina Research. “We know everybody watches television,” said General Manager Laurent Notin. “Television is the most trusted media channel for Cambodians.” The saturation of television is only one of the ...

Microfinance Firms Look to Retail Lending

While shopping for a brand-new television, 27-year-old Loek Bunhai recently bought a Sony flat-screen at the Sunsimexco retail outlet on Phnom Penh's Monivong Boulevard for $345. But with a monthly salary of $300 from his job as a microfinance officer in Phnom Penh, Mr. Bunhai was ...

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