Cambodia has 19 million mobile phone subscribes in 2012, a fivefold increase from 2008, according to government figures.
Only about 27 percent of Cambodian students in higher education are pursuing these sciences, while the rest pursue degrees in social science, according to research by the Cambodian Development Research Institute.
The donation underscores Cambodia’s ongoing military relationship with China, which has emerged as a top donor to the country.
In a very short period of time, over 20,000 people from over 65 countries approached virtual 10-year-old.
The Freedom House report comes at a time when experts and rights workers in Cambodia say civil society as a whole is also under duress from government officials.
Local version of Bribespot allows anyone with access to smartphone or computer to pinpoint where, to whom, how much they paid a bribe.
Opposition leader Sam Rainsy last week claimed he has become the most popular Cambodian politician on Facebook leading into the July elections.
Divon Lan, product manager of Google’s Next Wave Emerging Markets program, recently spoke to VOA Khmer about what the new service means for the average Cambodian.
Applications for mobile phones and mobile devices—from games to maps navigation—are becoming increasingly popular in Cambodia. Bun Tharum, a technology reporter and VOA Khmer contributor, says that in Cambodia, applications like Angry Birds, Google Maps, and Facebook are popular—but developers are also building local apps. VOA Khmer’s Soeung Sophat reports for “Digital Voices.”
Cambodia is in the beginning stages of citizen journalism, US Embassy spokesman Sean McIntosh said.
The air balloon had reached an altitude of 300 meters when a strong wind pushed it down and into a palm tree.
Total revenue for Internet use is now worth about $1.4 million, according to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.
Social media has the power to help Cambodia correct some of its social ills, including corruption and the abuse of power, a youth activist says.
This is the fifth such scheme to be broken up in Cambodia in recent years, with cooperation from Chinese authorities, who are having to track extortion operations outside the country after a crackdown within it.
With the increased used of social media, consumers in this new generation can access media anywhere, any time, through laptops and smartphones.
Some 200 bloggers and technology experts from 15 countries hotly debated the issue at a five-day conference, called BlogFest, in Siem Reap earlier this month.
The iPhone 5 has been on sale in Cambodia since Sept. 22, a day after Apple’s public sales began in other countries.
The students, many from the Institute of Technology of Cambodia, say smartphone-controlled robots and electronics are operated via Bluetooth technology.
With lots of sunshine and an underdeveloped electrical grid, Cambodia is well suited to solar power.
But overcoming challenges like poverty and a lack of solar knowledge are major challenges.
The power of the sun could be the key to provide energy in rural areas of Cambodia.
Social enterprise Kamworks brings solar energy to the population cut off from the national grid. (AP Cambodia)
More than 20,000 health officials and activists from around the world are meeting in Washington for an international HIV and AIDS conference, including Cambodian officials who want to share their experience fighting the disease. Mean Chhivun, chairman of Cambodia’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, said Cambodia still needs to provide better access to treatment and prevention services, while people need to advise their sexual partners of their activities and encourage blood tests. “These are the two main points,” he told VOA Khmer. “We have to do more.” (Men Kimseng, Washington)
The God particle is just a fancy name for a sub-atomic particle called the Higgs Boson.
Online businesses have grown fast in countries with developed Internet infrastructure. But despite an undeveloped Net infrastructure, Cambodia's fast online growth in recent years promises new business.
A Ministry of Information official confirmed Monday the government had banned broadcasts of VOA and RFA during the election Sunday.
A group of young engineers say they are ready for the government to make use of their skills but are facing limited job prospects.
In the past decade, new roads and high-rise buildings have changed the landscape of Phnom Penh.