Cambodia

Cambodia’s ‘Rubbish Man’ schools children -- for trash

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.

March 6, 2019
March 6, 2019

Booters leave for Cambodia today

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.

October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018

Cambodia’s ‘Rubbish Man’ schools children -- for trash

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.

July 30, 2018
July 30, 2018

Strongman PM reelected

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.

September 22, 2017
September 22, 2017

Siem Reap—The city of stones

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.

September 4, 2017
September 4, 2017

Cambodian paper shuts with 'dictatorship' parting shot

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.

August 26, 2017
August 26, 2017

Cambodian govt closes 15 radio stations

After closing 15 radio stations across the country, the Cambodian Ministry of Information claimed that it is not targeting independent broadcasters.

July 20, 2017
July 20, 2017

Cambodia widow sees dead husband in five-month-old calf

Cambodia's latest social media sensation is a five-month-old calf believed by a villager to be the reincarnation of her dead husband.

April 5, 2016
April 5, 2016

Hoop dreams of Cambodia's disabled cagers

Slamming into each other with a metallic crunch, Cambodia's first women's wheelchair basketball team are changing attitudes to disability in a nation where unexploded landmines claim new victims every week but physical impairments are scorned.

February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016

The magic of Makha Bucha

Makha Bucha Day; an important Buddhist festival celebrated on the full moon day of Māgha in Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand, and on the full moon day of Tabodwe in Myanmar, affords Buddhists a chance at reprieve.

January 21, 2016
January 21, 2016

France returns statue head taken 130 years ago

France returns the head of a Hindu deity's statue from the 7th century more than 130 years after it was taken away in the name of research.