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Vietnam has banned players of the game Pokémon Go from the offices of its government and ruling Communist Party, besides defence locations, as thousands of its citizens get swept up in the frenzy to capture virtual cartoon characters.
Survivors of the Khmer Rouge hit out at Pokémon Go players on Aug 10 after they flocked to one of the regime’s notorious prisons – now a museum to Cambodia’s brutal genocide – to catch digital monsters.
Unable to pay his way out of jail, Kong Chamroeun was remanded in a Cambodian prison pending trial for stealing US$80 (RM330) of company property, a crime his family said he did not commit.
Looking more avuncular than authoritarian, Cambodian premier Hun Sen crouches for a selfie for his Facebook page with young scouts – part of a social media blitz selling the strongman’s cuddlier side as he seeks to extend a 30-year grip on power.
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen is taking a belated leap into the digital age in a bid to court young, urban voters as he tries to fend off unprecedented competition from the opposition after three decades in power.
Cambodia's Angkor Wat has been digitally mapped for the first time, allowing people to visit the World Heritage Site from the comfort of their armchair using Google Street View.