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PM Launches Grand Plans to Transform Industry

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday launched an ambitious 10-year development plan that the government hopes will transform Cambodia’s “weak” and labor-intensive industrial sector into one comprised of diversified businesses with a highly skilled workforce.

With Maps, Border Tension Defused—For Now

At the height of the CNRP’s campaign to draw attention to illegal Vietnamese incursions into Cambodia, the opposition party in June shifted its offensive toward an old claim—that the government has been complicit in planting border markers well inside Cambodian territory.

Two of the 10 South Koreans charged over an Internet scam arrive at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday ahead of their sentencing. (Jens Welding Ollgaard/The Cambodia Daily)
Two of the 10 South Koreans charged over an Internet scam arrive at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday ahead of their sentencing. (Jens Welding Ollgaard/The Cambodia Daily)

Ten Koreans Jailed for Hacking Ministry of Posts

Ten South Korean nationals—five men and five women—were sentenced to one year in prison Wednesday for hacking into the digital infrastructure of the Posts and Telecommunications Ministry and attempting to set up a racket in Phnom Penh to extort money from people in their home country.

Gov’t Warns of Lawsuit Over New Illegal Logging Report

Environment and agriculture ministry officials Wednesday warned the authors of a new report accusing the government of colluding with timber magnate Try Pheap to illegally log the protected forests of northeastern Cambodia that they could be sued unless they made changes to the text.

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The Cycle of Rice: Transplanting

In Kep province, farmers have spent the past several weeks transplanting rice seedlings that will be harvested in about four months. Thus begins the first of a 12-part series on Cambodia’s annual rice cycle, to be published monthly.

Bittersweet Scars

A painting by Chath Piersath (Siv Channa/The Cambodia Daily)

The trees bursting with red flowers lining Phnom Penh’s Sihanouk Boulevard—giving a vibrant hue to the view from Java Cafe’s balcony—are reflected in “The Flame Tree of Knowledge,” Chath Piersath’s favorite painting in his current exhibit, “Scar,” showing at Java.

Pickled Perfection

Hwang Ji-na prepares ‘gimbap,’ a Korean sushi at the Sweet and Spicy restaurant in Phnom Penh (Nataly Lee)

The lunch rush had begun. In the kitchen, silver cafeteria trays were stacked with small dishes of homemade pickled vegetables, then sent out to a breezy dining area filled with Koreans, Western expatriates and a handful of sunburned tourists who had wandered in after visiting the nearby Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

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