Hun Sen gives green light to crackdown on kidnapping

In a move designed to help Cambodia salvage its international image following the recent violent coup, Phnom Penh authorities said they were cracking down on organised crime, police lawlessness and illegal weapons.

Wednesday, 3 September, 1997, 12:00am

Cambodia Journalists Fled

More than 40 journalists have fled Cambodia following Hun Sen's coup, says the exiled head of the Khmer Journalists' Association Association.

Pin Simkhon said yesterday media freedom was virtually non-existent.

About 60 newspapers flourished before the coup but now there were just eight.

28 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Keep out of Cambodia, triads are told

Sitting calm and collected in Cambodia's toughest prison, Chan Hak-so and Chan Yui-chun, both from Hong Kong, form an intriguing double-act.

They face up to 15 years' jail on charges related to one of the region's biggest human trafficking cases but, oddly enough, do not seem taxed by their predicament.

25 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Museum sends rare stolen statues home

The New York Metropolitan Museum of Art returned two priceless 10th and 11th century Khmer artefacts to Cambodian cultural officials yesterday.

The two statues, exquisitely carved stone Shiva heads from Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat temple complex, were listed as stolen cultural property in a catalogue of 100 missing art objects produced by the International Council of Museums.

18 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Frisky fishermen cast caution to the wind

Thai fishermen are a major cause of the crossborder spread of HIV, of which they appear remarkably ignorant, a study has reported.

The country's aggressive fishing industry has been forced to look beyond the overfished Gulf of Thailand, which means that notoriously frisky Thai sailors have been coming into increasing contact with Cambodian and Vietnamese girls.

1 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Hopes raised for new regional order

CANBERRA: Prospects for a 'new regional order' integrating Indochina into a great Mekong region including China and Southeast Asia have never been better, according to a new study.

But it warns that Cambodia's future is bleak and that the country could revert to military rule.

23 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Touring lawmen's Khmer surprise

A TEAM of Hong Kong recreational players were caught by surprise when they played in a tournament in Phnom Penh.

For Athletico de Wan Chai's men, who normally run out in the local Legal League, found themselves playing 'live' on Cambodian television in the final of the eight-team Bayon Challenge.

29 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

TIC to help ticket-holders

THE Travel Industry Council (TIC) has promised to help holders of tickets on the grounded Cambodia International Airlines get refunds.

The tickets for flights between Hong Kong and Phnom Penh became invalid when the airline cancelled services on Christmas Eve.

30 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Asylum plea

BANGKOK: Former Cambodian interior minister, Sin Song, one of the ring-leaders of an abortive July coup in Cambodia, has formally asked for political asylum in France, a Thai immigration official said yesterday.

6 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Plea on kidnap

The families of two former Hong Kong residents kidnapped in Cambodia at gunpoint three months ago have made an emotional appeal for the release of their children. ''Please let them go. Let them free. Let them return to their families,'' they said in a statement issued to the Cambodian media.

12 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Emperor bank in Cambodia

EMPEROR International Bank (EIB), 75 per cent owned by the Emperor Group, will start operations in Cambodia.

EIB obtained a full bank licence from the Cambodian Government last year and has a paid-up capital of US$10 million. The other shareholders are Cambodian business leaders.

7 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Kidnap help

THE father of Dominic Chappell, a former Hong Kong resident kidnapped in Cambodia two weeks ago, will leave the territory for Phnom Penh today. David Chappell is expected to meet King Norodom Sihanouk tomorrow and seek help in securing the release of his son and two companions.

27 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Rebirth of Angkor Wat

VILLAGERS come daily to trace their fingers over Angkor Wat's intricately carved temple walls, pausing at the horrific scenes that told of genocide six centuries before it happened.

4 Sep 1993 - 12:00am