Cambodian journalist Reach Sambath died

Phnom Penh. Reach Sambath, 47, the director of public relations of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal since it was established, died last night at 21:00, local time, at the Calmette Hospital. The medical report says that he died of a brain fever. At 21:25 his family brought his body home for the due funeral ceremonies. The parents of Sambath died during the Khmer Rouge regime between 1975 and 1979. He was among the most senior Cambodian journalists, who finished studies at the University of Columbia in New York. He visited several countries, but specially India and was a reporter of French agency AFP. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and two sons.


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About Albeiro Rodas

Albeiro Rodas (in Cambodia Sky Ly Samnang), is a MA in Digital Communication, independent journalist and a Salesian of Don Bosco from Amalfi, Colombia, based in Cambodia since 1999. He is the creator of the Don Bosco schools of journalism in Sihanoukville and Kep with young people from poor communities and the founder of the Don Bosco Kep Children Fund. Medal for Social Commitment UPB (2010); among the 100 more upstanding Colombians abroad (Marca Colombia, 2012, and among the 12 Colombians that are making this a better world 2013 (

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