With its first ever copy published in 2014, Cambodia’s leading English newspaper Khmer Times celebrated its fifth anniversary with a grand celebration at NagaWorld last Friday.
Khmer Times today is the proud title-holder for five publications including Youth Today, Good Times2, Capital Cambodia and recently, a Mandarin publication.
Publisher Mr T. Mohan highlighted some of Khmer Times’ milestones over the past five years. He also reiterated that Khmer Times will always stand by its own set of principles.
“In 2018, Khmer Times took the extraordinary yet bold step of organising a series of roundtable discussions with political parties registered to contest the general election. We proved to the world that media freedom does exist in Cambodia as the discussions were streamed live via Facebook, with no editing, cutting or censorship.
“We have a job to do. Let’s do it well. Let’s do it right.” he said, which drew a round of applause from employees and guests of honor.
The event was graced by a number of dignitaries, led by Guest of Honour His Excellency Khieu Kanharith, the Minister of Information and included the Malaysian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia H.E. Mr Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim, Singapore Ambassador to Cambodia H.E. Mr Michael Tan and Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia Dr Sok Siphana, among others.
While enjoying the sumptuous dinner, guests were treated to live performances by NagaWorld’s own talents – the Mongolian duo and Karina the saxophonist.
The merriment continued with special performances by Khmer Times’ employees and special lucky draws.