Gambling with the law

The exterior of the 388 Net internet café on Street 118 features logos from web giants Google, Apple and Microsoft.


Tomato Specialized Bank makes giant strides in Cambodia

Tomato Specialized Bank (TSB) has had a tumultuous innings in Cambodia.


Drug crackdown pushes courts and prisons to breaking point

A new crackdown on drugs has netted more than one thousand drug users and dealers throughout the country. But can crowded prisons and busy courts keep up?


Fish farm project on the table

A Chinese firm and its local partner have floated a proposal for a $100 million aquaculture project in Cambodia that would include fish farms, a feed mill and a fish processing plant.


Child rape up in 2016

The number of rapes and serious crimes committed against children in Cambodia rose by more than 10 percent last year, according to figures from the Child Protection Unit obtained yesterday.


Surrogacy agency tears up contract with couple

Commercial surrogacy agency New Life Global Network has severed ties with Dutch intended parents Johan and Pieter* after the Post reported on their experience with a Cambodian surrogate mother.


Geared up for moto assembly

Business tycoon Try Pheap yesterday celebrated the launch of a new subsidiary company, Try Pheap Grand Royal, a motorcycle assembly plant in Kandal province, by donating 228 imported Hunjia motorcycles to government ministries, the military, National Police and the Prime Minister’s Bodyguard Unit.


Global Witness slams forum for hosting PM

Global Witness slammed the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Wednesday for allowing Prime Minister Hun Sen to host an event at this year’s meeting, accusing it of providing “a platform for brutal tyrants to find new international business partners”.


Logistics firm DSV launches rebranded local branch

Global transport and logistics company DSV announced yesterday it started operations in Cambodia following its acquisition last year of UTI Worldwide and its office in the Kingdom.


Bar chief talks reform

The Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia’s (BAKC) new president yesterday vowed to get tough on corruption and ensure bribes are not a prerequisite for becoming a lawyer.


Golden FX Link ties up with forex trading firm

Derivatives trading firm Golden FX Link yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ASKAP Asset Management, acknowledging the forex and indices trading firm as a legitimate business partner, according to a press release.


For survivors, even short ‘testimony therapy’ helps

Even a one-off, five-day therapy course can help Khmer Rouge survivors cope with PTSD and depression, a new report shows, though the long-term benefits of such therapy remain unclear.


Cambodia joins global infrastructure fund in Davos

Cambodia has become the first Asian country to sign on to the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP), a global initiative that aims to unlock the funding of infrastructure projects through public-private sector partnerships.


Logging claims invite scepticism

Environment Minister Say Samal yesterday maintained that illegal logging operations in Cambodia were now limited to individuals felling a few trees at a time and that recent timber seizures were of logs felled long ago, claims met with scepticism by conservation observers.


Cassava industry left out to dry

With the start of the dry harvest season for cassava kicking off, farmers are calling for the government to support the struggling sector with initiatives to address recurring capital shortages and market volatility.


Ministry says fisheries crime down

A report from the Ministry of Agriculture showed a drop in the number of illegal fishing cases for 2016, though the Kingdom could see an uptick this year following Interior Minister Sar Kheng’s directive to renew efforts to crack down on these activities.


A more direct path for mango exports

Sweet and juicy mangoes grown in Cambodia have been finding their way into top Asian markets for years, but until now only through Thai and Vietnamese brokers, and often repackaged or processed into juices and jams to disguise their Khmer origin.


Military cops bust Pursat sawmills

Authorities seized 157 logs and 500 pieces of valuable thnong timber, three band saws and other timber-processing tools at three illegal sawmills in Pursat province’s Kravanh district, military police said yesterday.


Legal void stalling e-commerce: study

Cambodia is on the verge of a rapid expansion in e-commerce – provided the government and private sector take adequate measures to support and promote online business activities, according to a study to be released today.


NA meeting planned on ‘minority’ clause

The National Assembly’s permanent committee will likely meet on Monday to consider a move by the Cambodian People’s Party to scrap the opposition’s standing as the parliamentary “minority” group by amending the legislature’s internal regulations, according to an official.


Kingdom failing to keep up

Cambodia is not keeping up with the global pace of innovation and business competitiveness across world as the country continues to suffer from low skills levels and low-value exports, according to a report released yesterday at the Davos Economic Forum, coinciding with Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to the event.


Kandal officials seize 130KG of wild reptiles

A haul of wild snakes and tortoises, totalling more 130 kilograms, was seized on Wednesday evening near National Road 6A in Kandal province’s Muk Kampoul district.


Abandoned Cambodian plane to be auctioned

The Vietnamese government has officially acquired full ownership of an aircraft abandoned at Hanoi’s international airport by a Cambodian airline a decade ago and will put it up for auction, Vietnamese media reported yesterday.


Deminer dies removing UXO in Pailin province

A deminer working to extract a piece of unexploded ordnance from a tree root was killed in Pailin province on Monday, the National Center for Peace-keeping Forces (NPMEC) confirmed yesterday.


JC Int’l Airlines set to receive first plane soon

Cambodian-registered JC International Airlines will soon take delivery of its first aircraft, one of two Airbus A320s acquired from Air Berlin, aviation websites said yesterday.


Police’s trafficking stats show little change in 2016

Statistics released by the National Police yesterday showed little change in the number of human-trafficking cases tackled by authorities, with a labour advocate saying a more active approach to addressing the issue would net more suspects.


Growing in a hungry market

The food and beverage industry has seen explosive growth in recent years, with new brands entering the market and existing chains continue to expand. The Post’s Hor Kimsay sat down with Heng Sengly, general manager of Park Cafe, to discuss the F&B industry’s growth the company’s strategy to navigate an increasingly saturated market.