Latest Cambodia Stories

2008-07-22 09:00:26

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 22 July [Unattributed report from the "Breaking News" section: "Cambodia calls for UN Security meeting on border dispute with Thailand"] Cambodia Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to urgently hold a meeting to mediate its border dispute with Thailand, it was reported. "In order to avoid armed confrontation" the country requests "an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council to find a solution to the...

2008-07-20 09:00:19

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Foreign Officials Invited To Study Cambodian-Thai Military standoff"] Phnom Penh, July 19 (Xinhua) - Under the arrangement of the Cambodian government, deputies from Chinese, US, French and Vietnamese embassies Saturday flew to Preah Vihear province by helicopter to watch the five-day-long Cambodian-Thai military standoff over the land dispute. "The situation is quieter than before," said a...

2008-07-17 06:00:18

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Phnom Penh, July 17 Kyodo: Cambodia on Thursday claimed that Thai troops entered its territory for the third day running, saying some 400 soldiers are now in the country. Seng Vuthy, deputy commander of Cambodia's military in the region, told Kyodo News that more than 1,000 Thai protesters have also gathered at the border just in front of the gate of the Preah Vihear temple. Seng Vuthy declined to say how many Cambodian...

2008-07-15 15:00:19

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Phnom Penh, July 15 Kyodo - About 170 Thai soldiers illegally crossed into Cambodia Tuesday, Cambodian government sources said. Government spokesman Khieu Kanharith, who is also minister of information, told Kyodo News that the movement of Thai troops was considered a "violation of Cambodia's sovereignty." The sources said the Thai soldiers entered Cambodia's territory in the vicinity of a disputed temple. Hang Soth,...

2008-07-15 09:00:31

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Phnom Penh, July 15 Kyodo - Some 30 Thai soldiers on Tuesday entered Cambodia's territory in the vicinity of a disputed temple but some later crossed back over the border, a government official said Tuesday. Hang Soth, director general of National Authority for Preah Vihear, told Kyodo News by telephone that the Cambodian military is holding talks with the remaining Thai soldiers to encourage them to return peacefully. He...

2008-07-13 03:00:13

By Anonymous PHNOM PENH Omnicom media network OMD has expanded its footprint into Cambodia and Laos through a joint venture with local full- service agency Red Dot. OMD launches to service key international clients with a presence in the fast-growing Southeast Asian economies, such as Visa International, which is also a Red Dot client. Omnicom Media Group's regional MD, Southeast Asia, Jim Goh, said: "Establishing our presence in new markets is very important from a global network...

2008-07-07 12:00:48

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Ann Marie Gothard of ORBIS International, +1-646-674- 5581, Annmarie.gothard@orbis.org Indiana University trains FedEx Fellow Dr. Phara Khauv as Cambodias first pediatric eye surgeon NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Phara Khauv, one of only eight ophthalmologists in Cambodia, is at Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine preparing to become his nations first pediatric eye surgeon. Selected as the third FedEx Fellow, by nonprofit ORBIS...

2008-07-03 09:00:54

Exit tax to be incorporated into flight price at Cambodia's international airports PHNOM PENH, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Starting from Sept. 1, the departure tax that airline passengers line up to pay at the international airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap will be transferred to ticket price, local newspaper the Cambodian Daily said on Thursday. The government has not made an official announcement yet on the tax, but a meeting between authorities, airport management firm and about 20...

2008-07-03 03:00:19

By Greg Mellen For years, the silence was immense, the work torturous and the hunger unremitting. The experience of Ho Chhing Chan wasn't so different from that of millions of his countrymen. Chan was one of the lucky ones who survived the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge reign in Cambodia. His grandfather wasn't. Chan Chug was one of the 1.7 million or more who died in the four years Pol Pot was in power. Ho Chan survived and so did his music, that last great gift of his grandfather....

2008-06-23 06:00:22

Text of report in English by Vietnamese news agency VNA website Hanoi - Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni will pay an official visit to Vietnam from 24-26 June at the invitation of State President Nguyen Minh Triet. This is the Cambodian King's second visit to Vietnam. His first visit was in March 2006. The visit aims to consolidate the close relationship between the two countries' leaders, enhance and develop the traditional friendship, good neighbourliness and all-round cooperation...

Latest Cambodia Reference Libraries

Hairy-nosed Otter, Lutra sumatrana
2012-12-31 13:07:52

The hairy-nosed otter (Lutra sumatrana) is a rare species that was thought to be extinct until 1998. It is native to Southeast Asia with a range that includes Cambodia, Myanmar, South Thailand, South Vietnam, and Sumatra and Borneo in Peninsular Malaysia. It prefers a habitat within coastal areas or near large inland bodies of water. The hairy-nosed otter can reach an average body length between twenty and twenty-three inches, with a tail length of up to twenty inches and a weight between...

Lyle's Flying Fox, Pteropus lylei
2012-08-29 15:20:02

Lyle’s flying fox (Pteropus lylei) is a megabat that is native to Yunnan in China, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Although nothing is known about this species in China, it is known to prefer homes in mangrove forests in Vietnam. It is known to roost in trees, where it can be destructive, and feeds on fruit in orchards. Because of this, it is considered a pest in Thailand, where the majority of its full populations can be found. One colony in Thailand is thought to number around three...

2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

2008-09-11 15:56:47

The Short-billed Minivet (Pericrocotus brevirostris), is a species of bird in the Campephagidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain habitats.

2007-04-06 08:20:46

The Pentazona barb (Puntius pentazona), or Fiveband barb is a tropical fish belonging to the Barb genus of the minnow family. It is a native of Southeast Asia, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam. They are also referred to as Barbus pentazona. The fish superficially resembles the tiger barb, except that there are five black vertical bands on an orange or gold body instead of four bands on the tiger barb. The fish will grow to a maximum length of 2 in (5 cm)....

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Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'