T.Mohan

T.Mohan (Mohan Tirvgmanasam Banddam) is the publisher and owner of The Khmer Times, a weekly newspaper created in 2013 and that became a daily in 2014. A Malaysian national, T. Mohan first started to be involved on the Cambodian market in the 1990’s, as the manager of the Cambodia Times (1993-1995) and Cambodia Today (1995-1996). Mohan also created the monthly Cambodian Business Review in 1998 (3,000 copies according to the Ministry of Information). During this period, he also helped founding the League of Cambodian Journalists.

Mohan is also the sole representative for BlueMac Resources SDN in Cambodia, a Malaysia-based company which owns the Virtus Green Plantations. As such, he holds 20% of the BlueMac group and manages the plantations of the Virtus Green Plantations. In 2015, he was at the center of a report by The Cambodia Daily about land grabs, a claim he rejected in The Khmer Times. Mr. Mohan contributed to the Khmer times with his weekly opinion pieces - however, he stopped writing for the English-language daily following the discovery of a trove of plagiarized material in his opinion pieces.

In September 2000, Mr. Mohan made headlines after he was arrested on allegations that he attempted to extort $5,000 from the vice president of what was then Naga Casino in Phnom Penh. Mr. Mohan was released three days after his arrest and has maintained his innocence.

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