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ASEAN meets in Bangkok but old problems remain 

As ASEAN’s leaders attend the bloc’s annual two-day summit in Bangkok, many unasked and unanswered questions remain about the group’s viability going forward.

Cambodia’s crocodile farming industry struggling to remain afloat

The crocodile farming industry in Cambodia is facing uncertainty due to a lack of demand and increasing costs of crocodile feed, which has led to some breeders to reduce their operations.

Fake news’ fuels smog fears

The Ministry of Environment has said concerns over Phnom Penh’s air quality are being fuelled by “fake news” on social media sites by companies aiming to promote the sale of air quality testing kits.

Germany donates $5.7 million to boost Cambodia’s local services

The German government has committed €5 million (about $5.68 million) to a joint Cambodian government and civil society programme to boost cooperation between local authorities, local service providers and the public to improve performance.

Cambodia’s Minister of Education: Students are showing greater STEM interest 

Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron said on Thursday that in the last five years, students have shown increased interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) based curriculums.

Push for cultural icons to join UN heritage list

The Ministry of Fine Arts and Culture is hoping to have Cambodian musical theatre Lakhon Yike, traditional silver handicrafts and other art forms placed on Unesco’s cultural heritage list, it announced on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Hun Sen announces free legal aid for garment workers

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Wednesday that factory workers will have access to legal representation free of charge once his volunteer group of his lawyers is established, while civil society groups say the government should instead improve labour law enforcement.

Cambodia’s families living near Siem Reap dump demand site moved

Nearly 50 families living near a rubbish dump in Siem Reap province’s Prasat Bakong district on Tuesday demanded authorities quickly find an alternative site.

Cambodia official regrets relocating monkeys away from tourist zone

Locals and tourists said the sight of monkeys playing in trees near the beach has become a thing of the past, with one resident of Sihanoukville’s Commune 4, 45-year-old Chham Savuth, saying dozens of monkeys had been relocated.

Cambodia’s agriculture sector urged to source own raw materials

Agricultural sector insiders said relying on neighbouring markets to source raw materials for Cambodia’s agriculture products is a short-term strategy that needs to be managed.

Which is the best country to start a business in Asia?

The World Bank’s annual report 'Doing Business 2019 'ranks economies based on how easy it is to do business. Singapore has been ranked the second best country in the world to run a business. South Korea follows closely, as the second best country to do business in Asia.

Neighbouring nations to Cambodia urged to step up efforts to combat drug crime

At an anti-drugs workshop in Stung Treng province on Wednesday, authorities called on neighbouring countries to step up efforts to prevent drug-related cross-border crimes along Cambodia’s frontiers with Laos, Vietnam and Thailand.

Critics claim ‘bias’ as Cambodia at bottom in ASEAN graft ranking

Released on Tuesday, Transparency International’s 2018 global Corruption Perceptions Index ranked Cambodia 161 out of 180 countries – the same ranking it held in 2017.

Fish farmers in Cambodia resist as lake is drained

Some 60 per cent of 302 families living at Boeung Samrong lake in Phnom Penh’s Prek Pnov district agreed to accept compensation as authorities began draining the lake in preparation for increasing its depth, said Prek Pnov administration chief Sim Sophorng.

A survey of Cambodian political parties 

20 political parties will be participating in Cambodia’s rapidly approaching national election, far more than the eight that contested in the last election in 2013.