Bomborra Media

Phnom Penh Post Sold

Published on May 14, 2018 by Luke Hunt

Australian miner Bill Clough has ended months of speculation and announced the sale of The Phnom Penh Post – effectively the last bastion of independent journalism in Cambodia – to a Malaysian investor for an undisclosed sum. The sale raised fresh fears over independent journalism in Cambodia, where radio stations and The Cambodian Daily have closed while the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) has been dissolved and its leaders jailed or fled into exile as Prime Minister Hun Sen looks to consolidate his authority ahead of upcoming elections this year. Clough hinted the current media climate had influenced his decision to sell Post Media Ltd, which includes The Phnom Penh Postand Post Khmer publications, to Sivakumar G, known as....

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Closure over Australia's Refugee Deal in Sight

Published on Mar 16, 2017 by Luke Hunt

Issues involving countries as far afield as Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Costa Rica still need resolutionBy Luke HuntClosure for Australia and its controversial Pacific Island refugee camps is finally looming with teams of contractors deployed by the United States kick-starting the resettlement programs amid lingering doubts over hundreds of asylum seekers who could be left behind.A team from the Bangkok-based Resettlement Support Centre East Asia have wrapped-up initial interviews on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, a month-long process which initiated the first stages in the resettlement of up to 1,250 refugees.Another two teams from the Department of Homeland Security in the US have also arrived on Nauru and Manus to follow-up on those interviews and begin the “extreme vetting”....

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