Ith Sarin, who asked that his face not be shown, at his home in Siem Reap.

The game-changer that wasn’t: Meeting the reclusive man behind what may be the first written record from inside the Khmer Rouge

Publication date 23 February 2018 | 02:20 | ICT

The nearest neighbour to Ith Sarin’s villa in Siem Reap is about five minutes away, and that’s no coincidence.



  • A man guides his flock of ducks to safely across the road in Kampong Cham province earlier this month.

    Snapped something spectacular? We want to see

    Publication date 31 January 2018 | 17:14 | ICT

    Dear readers, Whether the wilds of Koh Kong, the temples of Angkor Wat or everyday street life in Phnom Penh, now is your chance to see your photography in print.

  • Men play ouk chaktrang in a cafe in Phnom Penh earlier this week.

    A key piece in Cambodian chess

    Publication date 31 January 2018 | 07:15 | ICT

    On a hot afternoon this week, more than 20 men sit in a nameless café in the Boeung Keng Kang III neighbourhood of the capital.

  • Eclectic blues festival invites diverse artists

    Publication date 25 January 2018 | 09:02 | ICT

    Across the street from Wat Botum earlier this week, musicians Julien Poulson, Jean-Luc Jousse and Hollie Lewis were lounging by the pool at the guesthouse Villa Grange, the headquarters for the Phnom Penh portion of the inaugural Fo

  • Stand-up comic Gina Yashere, who has appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, is in Phnom Penh on a return trip and performing two shows this weekend. Photo supplied

    Comics talk courage and convictions

    Publication date 19 January 2018 | 08:27 | ICT

    After performing at the Ecran Cinema in Kampot last night, elevator-engineer-turned-comic Gina Yashere and 84-year-old stand-up artist Lynn Ruth Miller will perform back-to-back shows tonight and on Saturday in Phnom Penh.

  • Artist Tith Kanitha next to one of her untitled sculptures for her new exhibition Instinct.

    An artist explores ‘instinct’

    Publication date 16 January 2018 | 07:45 | ICT

    In the white-walled exhibition room of Sa Sa Bassac gallery lives, for the time being, a collection of amorphous wire sculptures, hanging from the walls and ceiling, or draped over pedestals, as part of a solo show by Tith Kanitha,

  • Artist Karen Hartmann, who has been in Cambodia for the last six years and will be exhibiting her work beginning tonight at Chinese House. Photo supplied/Karl Laframboise

    New exhibition has theme of evolution at its core

    Publication date 12 January 2018 | 06:09 | ICT

    Karen Hartmann’s new exhibition, Changing Paradigms, is all about evolution.

  • The Cambodian Royal Ballet practises yesterday for three upcoming performances this weekend.

    Time travelling through ballet

    Publication date 12 January 2018 | 06:05 | ICT

    Audiences attending any of the three performances of the Cambodian Royal Ballet’s show Memories in Motion today and on Saturday will be treated to a time-travelling tour of Khmer classical dance.

  • Woman and Memories by painter Saing Nan.

    Young artists explore lasting suffering of forced marriages

    Publication date 11 January 2018 | 08:50 | ICT

    Over the past three weeks after long days in the studio, Saing Nan, a painter and alumnus of the Royal University of Fine Arts, has spent most of his evenings on his new work Woman and Memories, a striking portrait of a woman with h

  • Actors from Khmer Arts Action perform an adaptation of the book Boss with a Thief’s Heart on Friday at Preah Sisowath High School as part of a new arts education pilot program. Supplied/Keat Sokim

    High hopes meet hurdles in plan to bring arts education to every school in Cambodia

    Publication date 09 January 2018 | 06:55 | ICT

    To the students running around Phnom Penh’s Preah Sisowath High School, the wide expanse of concrete towards the front of the campus is nothing more than a basketball court.

  • Filmmaker Rithy Panh, activist Loung Ung, actor-director Angelina Jolie and Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt attend the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP

    Nomination but no win at Golden Globes for First They Killed My Father

    Publication date 08 January 2018 | 12:53 | ICT

    Angelina Jolie and Rithy Panh's highly acclaimed First They Killed My Father came away from the 75th Golden Globe Awards without a win in the best foreign language film category.