The Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia)

The Phnom Penh Post is the oldest existing independent newspaper in any language in Cambodia. First published in July 1992, the Post is read by thousands of foreigners and Cambodians throughout the country and by subscribers in 35 countries around the globe. For 25 years the Phnom Penh Post has been the paper of record on Cambodian current events – read by decision makers and consumers who have helped rebuild the nation during the past decades.

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - Government officials today shot down rumours that Cambodia would be issuing its own national cryptocurrency, despite international media coverage and a high-profile government official’s plan to attend an event organised by the company responsible for the claims.

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - Shrinking political and civic space in the Kingdom is highlighted in a new report from the United Nations’ human rights commissioner and secretary-general ahead of a UN Human Rights Council discussion this month on Cambodia.

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - Officials are negotiating cash compensation for hundreds of villagers in Kandal province who will likely be displaced to make way for a massive airport project.

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - Jailed opposition leader Kem Sokha may not face trial until after the July elections, after a Phnom Penh Municipal Court decision on Monday to extend his pre-trial detention up to another six months.

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - Prime Minister Hun Sen rejected the possibility of negotiating with the former CNRP yesterday, maintaining that jailed opposition figures Kem Sokha and Um Sam An will not be pardoned, and that there would “be no second Paris peace agreement”.

PHNOM PENH (Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - Cambodia adopts lèse majesté law that bans insults to King Norodom Sihamoni, who left for Beijing as the bill reached his desk for a signature.

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - Khmer New Year bonus for Cambodia's 200,000 civil servants will cost govt $2.5 million.

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - A new Cambodian infantry brigade undertook live-fire weapons training just south of the border with Laos yesterday, six months after Prime Minister Hun Sen dispatched troops to the border amid tensions.

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - Fresh off a clean sweep in the Senate elections on Sunday, a ruling party spokesman and newly elected senator yesterday espoused the benefits of one-party rule in Cambodia, pointing to the example of chief patron China while glossing over longstanding concerns about the superpower’s human rights record.

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - The Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union yesterday adopted a set of conclusions condemning “recent worrying political developments and the continuing deterioration of democracy” in Cambodia, though some politicians expressed regret about a missed opportunity to take concrete measures.