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May: photos of the month

Photo: Ted Aljibe/AFP. Beating the odds. About 300 injured pitbulls rescued from a South Korean-run online dog-fighting racket are chained to steel barrels used as their temporary shelters while the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (Paws) prepares to handle them. Photo: Noel Celis/AFP. War paint: The United States seal is covered with paint after students vandalised [...]


The price is rice

Cambodia is in talks with the Philippines to enter the island country’s rice suppliers list, according to a Filipino agriculture official. The Philippines is already a massive importer of Thai and Vietnamese rice. The agreement may include a counter trade deal as well as cooperation for the development of Cambodia’s agricultural sector through technical services


Joyeux Anniversaire

An Interview with Olivier Planchon, director of the Institut Français. The French cultural centre is celebrating its 20th anniversary of operations in Cambodia this year What events have you got lined up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Institut Français? Many throughout the year, with a special focus this month. On April 6, we’ll


Stand by me

Sino-Cambodian relations have moved beyond an innocent courtship “We will be back.” It was with these immortal words that, on March 25 1970, Chinese Ambassador Kang Maozhao boarded a Swiss Air flight to escape the US-backed Lon Nol regime that had seized Phnom Penh. His comment was to prove rather prescient: four decades later, China