Two-and-a-half years after Prime Minister Hun Sen imposed a freeze on the granting of economic land concessions, Environment Minister Say Sam Al on Monday appeared to leave the door open to the government giving more companies access to the often-controversial land holdings.

September 30, 2014

A CNRP councilor in Chbar Ampov district is being held in Prey Sar prison after being arrested by police Monday for his alleged role in an opposition protest in July that turned violent, according to police.

September 30, 2014

Bangkok has asked Phnom Penh to extradite a Thai student activist who is seeking asylum in Cambodia and is wanted for arrest for allegedly giving offense to the monarchy in his home country, a media report said Monday.

September 30, 2014
Long Visalo, secretary of state at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, center, speaks about Cambodia's new refugee deal with Australia at a press conference in Phnom Penh on Monday. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

A senior Foreign Ministry official on Monday said Cambodia’s controversial handling of Montagnard asylum seekers from Vietnam more than a decade ago gave the government the necessary credentials to resettle refugees it will soon take off Australia’s hands as part of a deal signed Friday.

September 30, 2014

Police in Takeo province on Sunday arrested a Buddhist monk for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl at a pagoda in Prey Kabbas district, where the teenager was brought for a blessing to cure an illness, officials said Monday.

September 30, 2014

Police on Monday refused to identify the owner of a white Range Rover whose driver hit and killed an Irish national in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district in the early hours of Sunday morning.

September 30, 2014

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday compared the path of university graduates entering the job market to that of contestants on the television song contest “The Voice.”

September 30, 2014

More than 40 percent of garment workers have the debilitating blood disorder anemia and only one third have access to adequate food, the initial results of a new study show.

September 30, 2014

The defense teams for former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan filed appeals Monday against the life sentences handed down to them in August by judges at the Khmer Rouge tribunal, who found the pair guilty of crimes against humanity.

September 30, 2014

Police arrested a 32-year-old man in Phnom Penh on Monday after he rear-ended a young woman on a motorbike with his Toyota Camry, then attempted to flee the scene of the accident.

Almost 100 Cambodian Muslims were stranded for a fourth consecutive night at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Sunday due to a booking error that prevented them from boarding flights to Jeddhah in Saudi Arabia, where they planned to join millions of devout pilgrims in the holy city of Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, Malaysian state media agency Bernama reported.

The Asian Development Bank will provide Cambodia with $30 million in loans for a five-year program designed to improve job training and employment prospects for women and poor people in the country, a statement released by the ADB on Friday says.

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Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison, left, and Cambodian Interior Minister Sar Kheng sign a deal at the Interior Ministry on Friday that will see refugees currently being held on the South Pacific island of Nauru resettled in Cambodia. (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

Interior Minister Sar Kheng and Australia’s immigration minister, Scott Morrison, signed a memorandum of understanding in Phnom Penh on Friday sealing a deal to have refugees who sought asylum in Australia sent to Cambodia.


An amateur photographer has handed over a remarkable collection of images from at least 13 Cambodian refugee camps on the Thai border to the Documentation Center of Cambodia.


According to locals and festival organizers, the tradition of buffalo racing at Wat Vihear Suor on the final day of the Pchum Ben festival, which began in 1928 as a way to solicit good luck for the year ahead, is under threat.

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