The Labor Ministry has begun to enforce a long-neglected law that requires foreigners employed in Cambodia to have work permits, according to ministry officials.

August 28, 2014

The CPP’s delegation of 67 lawmakers Wednesday blocked the election of prominent CNRP lawmakers Mu Sochua and Yim Sovann onto the parliamentary commissions selected for them by the opposition party, plodding on with the manufactured spectacle that marked the opening of the National Assembly on Tuesday.

August 28, 2014

On Wednesday, Daun Penh district officials took a softer approach when villagers from Kompong Chhnang province’s Lor Peang town, who are in Phnom Penh in order to bring attention to their land dispute with the KDC company, attempted to march to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house to deliver a petition.

August 28, 2014
Four monkeys sit in a cage at a macaque farm in Kompong Chhnang province in a photograph taken in 2012 by investigators from the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection. (BUAV)

Five monkeys raised in Cambodia died en route to a medical testing laboratory in the U.S. late last year and another 20 were euthanized upon arrival due to poor conditions during transport, a U.S. animal rights group has alleged.

August 28, 2014

The ever-innovative activists of Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak neighborhood added a little yolk to their latest protest against the community’s forced evictions Wednesday morning, egging both the Singaporean Embassy and photographs of former city Governor Kep Chuktema.

August 28, 2014

A group of 50 migrant workers on Wednesday protested outside a branch of a recruitment agency in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district that they say duped them out of $260 they paid for a guarantee of employment in Thailand.

August 28, 2014

Following a meeting with a visiting U.S. diplomat on Wednesday, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary of State Ouch Borith said the U.S. shares Cambodia’s concerns about a controversial hydropower dam Laos is planning to build on the Mekong River.

August 28, 2014

The tit-for-tat between 17 sacked bus drivers and employees of Phnom Penh Sorya Transportation continued for a third day Wednesday, despite the company’s warning that it faced bankruptcy as a result of the drivers’ monthslong campaign to be rehired.

August 28, 2014

The defense team for Khieu Samphan, who was sentenced to life in prison earlier this month for crimes against humanity, wants the judges behind the guilty verdict to be disqualified if the Khmer Rouge tribunal moves ahead with the next phase of the trial.

August 28, 2014

About 500 staff of the Chinese-owned Jiun Ye Garment factory in Kompong Chhnang province plan to rally outside Prime Minister Hun Sen’s house today after Labor Ministry-brokered negotiations with management failed to end their pay dispute.

Despite destroying several thousand bomblets last year, the government still has not signed the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions, according to a new report.

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Phnom Penh residents walk past the White Building, which many fear is slowly being bought up by the powerful development company 7NG. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

After the development company 7NG completed the violent eviction of more than 1,400 families from Phnom Penh’s Dey Krahorm community in 2009, it set its sights on the adjacent White Building.


Even within the country’s notoriously overcrowded prison system, inmates in the northern province of Oddar Meanchey live in particularly harsh conditions.


The goals of Project Manusastra were bold from the start. Initiated by a French-Cambodian linguist, this university program aims to produce a new generation of Cambodian researchers capable of conducting independent research on the humanities, rather than merely supporting foreign scholars.

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