The Khmer Times
The Khmer Times was first launched as an online edition in February 2014 and became a weekly newspaper in May 2014. On July 1st, 2015, it became a daily newspaper.
Owned by Malaysian national T.Mohan (Mohan Tirvgmanasam Banddam) and one of his daughters, Ashwini Rajkumari Mohan, it also edits weekly supplements such as a Khmer and a French supplements, Youth Today, Kid’s Weekly & The weekly.
According to the paper, 65% of the website’s visitors are coming from Cambodia, the Friday editions rune 8,000 prints while other days run 6,000 prints.
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Virtus Media Group
The Khmer Times is owned by Malaysian national T.Mohan (Mohan Tirvgmanasam Banddam) and one of his daughters, Ashwini Rajkumari Mohan.
T. Mohan - A Malaysian national, T. Mohan first started to be involved on the Cambodian market in the 1990’s. 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
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Interview and email correspondence with T. Mohan (available upon request)
The Cambodian media landscape counts at least two new outlets, a TV and a newspaper. Since the former started its daily activity and the latter its broadcasting in 2015, MOM decided not to include as most relevant medium. With less than a year of existence, the audience shares would not be representative of their popularity.
It can be highlighted, however, that their growth is taking place rapidly and their strategy seems more aggressive than the existing media on the market. Both are now hiring journalists and newsroom staffs from existing newsrooms, heightening the competition on both TV and print sectors, which are already highly concentrated.