Bangladesh head coach Javier Cabrera will make his last attempt to figure out the right combination and fine-tune playing eleven before the upcoming SAFF Championship when his charges take on hosts Cambodia in Phnom Penh today.
The Cambodian runner has become a star of the Southeast Asian Games since her gritty performance in the 5,000m. Although she came last, her determination to finish the race under torrential rain charmed the country and even won plaudits from Prime Minister Hun Sen.
Four out of the five trafficked Bangladeshi youths, who were forced to con people over the internet in Cambodia last year, have got their money back.
For unemployed 25-year-old Foysal Hossain, the job of a receptionist at an overseas institution with a monthly pay package worth around Tk 80,000 was a godsend opportunity.
The Bangladesh national football team will leave for Phnom Penh, Cambodia today to play a FIFA friendly match against the hosts. The match, slated for March 9, is the first international fixture for the boys in red and green since they faced Palestine in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup in Cox's Bazar last October.
Sitting in a building made from used tyres, plastic bottles and old sneakers, Cambodian student Roeun Bunthon jots down notes during an English lesson at the “Rubbish School” where tuition is paid for with trash instead of cash.
Cambodia's ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) said yesterday that it had won a general election that rights groups said was neither free nor fair due to voter intimidation and the absence of any significant challenger to Prime Minister Hun Sen.
When it comes to Southeast Asia, tourist destinations popular among Bangladeshis are: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and after the initiation of visa on arrival, Indonesia (Bali, more or less). Vietnam is becoming somewhat popular in recent years. Cambodia and Laos, however, still don't see a sizeable number of Bangladeshi travellers. Surprising, because the former boasts Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, attracting over two million foreign tourists per year.
One of Cambodia's most stridently independent newspapers, The Cambodia Daily, published its last edition on Monday with the headline "Descent Into Outright Dictatorship" as it closed amid a crackdown on critics of Prime Minister Hun Sen.