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Chang Bunleang, operation manager and one of the founders of Brown, was nominated by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh to participate in the International Leadership Program, a business event initiated by US President Barak Obama three years ago. The program is aimed at linking young entrepreneurs in small and medium-size enterprises from countries around the world with US businesspeople. Before departuring this week, the 27-year-old took the time to talk to the Post’s Rann Reuy about his business and nomination opportunity.

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The co-founder of file-sharing website The Pirate bay, Swedish national Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, will be deported within the next two days police officials said yesterday.

Mr.Svartholm Warg, 27, who was arrested more than ten days ago at Sweden’s request, had been living in Cambodia in order to avoid a one year jail sentence back home for internet privacy, as his site allowed users to download movies, music and computer games free of charge.

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At the request of the Swedish government, Cambodia police on Thursday arrested Gottfrid Svartholm Warg a Swedish national and co-founder of the popular files-sharing website The Pirate Bay, who had been living in Phnom Penh to avoid serving a prison sentence back home  for online privacy.

While Cambodia and Sweden do not have an extradition treaty, police said yesterday that they were waiting for court documents from Sweden and would then consider what action to take regarding 27-year-old Mr. Svartholm Warg, who is being held at the Interior Ministry."

“We followed the request from the Swedish government. I think he committed a cyber-crime in verdict of the Swedish government,” said Kirth Chantharith, National Police spokesman.

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U.S fast-food chain Burger King said yesterday that no one holds the right to open a branch of its restaurant in Cambodia, despite job advertisements appearing online featuring the company’s logo.

“Currently, we do not have any established franchisee in Cambodia,” Tan Ching Ee, marketing director for Burger King’s Asia Pacific office in Singapore, said in an email.

Garment factory owner Sok Hong, who is a board member at Sokimex Group and the son of Sokimex chairman Sok Kong, said on Monday that he was involved in talks to brings Burger King to Cambodia.

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Mass production of the Angkor Car—the first automobile to be designed and made in Cambodia-will be pushed back six months until December due to technical difficulties with starting the engine and opening the doors, the car’s designer said yesterday.

The Angkor Car, which runs on an electric engine and is just slightly longer than it is wide, was designed by Nhean Phaoek and will come with a starting price tag of $5,000 once it goes on sale.

Mr.Phaloek designed the miniature car for his family back in 2000, partnering with the local firm Heng Development in July 2010 to find investors for the project. In March 2011, his vision to mass-produce the car became a reality after inking a deal with Chau Leong Enterprise Group, a Hong Kong-based electical appliance firm, to build a factory in Takhmao City and produce the automobiles.

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SINGAPORE- Apple Inc. said yesterday it has launched its iTunes online store in Cambodia and 11 other Asian territories, including Hong Kong and Singapore, making it easier for customers in the region to buy and download music and videos. While Asian users of Apple’s iPhones and iPads are able to download applications such as the popular “Angry Birds”game, they have gift cards issued in the countries such as the U.S. and Britain. Asia is an increasingly important market to Apple—operating revenue doubled in the past quarter year on year, surpassing Europe, But previously only users in Australia, Japan and New Zealand in the Asia Pacific region could buy and download music and video, due to restrictions related to copyright and licensing issues. Apple made no mention of China, its biggest market after the U.S., where users can only access apps, and free content like podcasts. The other Asian territories are Brunei, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Vietnam.

 

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