Will THE PHNOM PENH POST be the Next English Newspaper to be Shut Down in Cambodia? (UPDATE)

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Re: Will THE PHNOM PENH POST be the Next English Newspaper to be Shut Down in Cambodia? (UPDATE)

Post by that genius » Wed May 09, 2018 6:50 am

Felgerkarb wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 8:45 am
Should have played ball. Waiting to find out what was really going on and reported on that (what stories down the line were crushed, altered, etc..), Instead we have only a veneer of the truth. Excellent journalism. Quit in a huff, well played.
Good riddance.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri May 11, 2018 8:37 pm

Voice from another time: the memories of an old subscriber to the Phnom Penh Post.

By Milton Osborne, 11 May 2018
Courageous voice for truth silenced in Cambodia
I first read a copy of The Phnom Penh Post in 1994, the year I returned to Phnom Penh after a long absence, and in doing so met Michael Hayes, the paper’s co-founder and editor.

I was far from a newcomer to the city, having first lived in Phnom Penh in 1959–60 and visited regularly between 1966 and 1971. But in 1994 I was returning to the country for the first time since 1981.

Well before arriving in 1994 I had heard of a new English-language newspaper appearing in Phnom Penh, and soon after arriving I made a beeline to the Post’s shabbily basic offices near Wat Botum to meet a rather frazzled Hayes and a much more outwardly relaxed Kathleen O’Keefe, co-founder of the Post and Hayes’s wife...
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Re: Will THE PHNOM PENH POST be the Next English Newspaper to be Shut Down in Cambodia? (UPDATE)

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon May 21, 2018 8:27 pm

The new owner of the Phnom Penh Post speaks out:

PPPost rescued, says new owner
19 May 2018
Siva Kumar, the new publisher of the Phnom Penh Post (PPP), addressed the press on Friday, May 18. He explained that his purchase of the 26 year-old newspaper company was not only a sound commercial decision but also a rescue mission to save it from possible bankruptcy.

“The takeover of the paper is to continue the legacy of The Phnom Penh Post, which stands for fair and balanced reporting and commentary, and upholding true journalistic value.”

In these days of “false news,” a highly esteemed media organization such as The Phnom Penh Post, which publishes in English and in Khmer, must hold its journalists responsible and accountable for their actions.

His statement went on: “The technical takeover was on May 4, and I had left it in good faith to Bill [Bill Clough, the previous owner] to make the announcements to the staff as I was not available for a joint statement. Quite surprisingly, the announcement led to what I considered to be a rocky start, leaving me with Post staff that was left in a state of confusion due to misreporting and allegations made by the media which had cast a negative overlay on this takeover.”

Mr Siva, who started his career as a cadet reporter in Malaysia in 1976 and is now a managing director of Malaysia-based AsiaPR SDN BHD, said that his priority at PPP is to keep it in print, thus saving it from serious financial harm.

“I wish to stress at this juncture that, had I not purchased the Phnom Penh Post, the newspapers would probably have had to be shut down due to the financial situation and pending conflicts with its previous CEO; … the fate of the 160-odd employees would have been hanging in limbo,” he said.
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Post by Barang chgout » Mon May 21, 2018 8:42 pm

I'm very glad someone with vision had taken over the Post. Billy Clough is not a journo.

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Post by kiwiincambodia » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:11 pm

'Phnom Penh Post' poised for another sale

Chinese property group reportedly to take control of loss-making newspaper after Malaysian's brief reign

The Phnom Penh Post is about to be sold again, this time to a Chinese property group with extensive interests in Cambodia, ending a brief reign by controversial Malaysian businessman Sivakumar S. Ganapathy (Siva), according to news reports.

Prince Real Estate Group is expected to take control of the newspaper but the company has declined to comment on speculation that an announcement could be made on July 17.
Siva alluded in local media that a sale had taken place after his name was removed from the masthead two weeks ago amid speculation he was backed by outside funding sources that included Malaysian conglomerate MRails Group, retired Malaysian politician Taib Mahmud and a senior Khmer businessman with close ties to the government.

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Re: Will THE PHNOM PENH POST be the Next English Newspaper to be Shut Down in Cambodia? (UPDATE)

Post by Arget » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:52 pm

And this Chinese group will be independent??????
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Post by fax » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:04 pm

They will independently convert the English daily to a Chinese weekly targeting the Chinese speaking realestate market and probably triple their audience. If they buy the Kim Jung Post it's probably cheaper than to start new? It's not like the Dead End Post does journalism anyway...
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Re: Will THE PHNOM PENH POST be the Next English Newspaper to be Shut Down in Cambodia? (UPDATE)

Post by taabarang » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:28 pm

They say everyone has a price. For confirmation ask Jimmy Crow. Anyway/I wonder if CEO will soon stand for Chinese expats online.
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Post by taabarang » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:00 pm

On second thought maybe Jimmy Crow could grease The General's palms with a few mil and start Caucasian expats online. Let the bidding begin behind discretely tinted windows with black help filling champagne into exquisite stemware.
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Post by Jimmy Crow » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:47 pm

Confederate expats online sounds immaculate .
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