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Orphanages Struggle to Reintegrate Children, Study Shows

The majority of institutional care centers and orphanages in Battambang province lack resources and policies needed in order to properly reintegrate children with their families or communities, according to a forthcoming report by Duke University researchers.

May 6, 2014

Counting Calories

On any given day of the week, Mong Pheara eats rice. Rice porridge and small dried fish are her only other staple foods. Occasionally, she manages to eat a mango or a papaya.

May 5, 2014

Suspects in Killing of Alleged Sorcerer Still at Large

Police in Takeo province’s Bati district on Wednesday said that they were still looking for 11 men identified as the main suspects in the killing of 36-year-old Pov Sovann, who was beaten and stoned to death on Sunday by about 600 people who accused him of sorcery.

May 1, 2014

Nine Migrant Workers Die On Way Home

Nine Cambodian workers returning home from Thailand died Friday in a car crash, the first major traffic disaster in the lead up to Khmer New Year.

April 12, 2014

Opposition Says CNRP Not Racist, ‘Yuon’ Not Derogatory

The opposition CNRP released a statement Friday asserting that there is no anti-Vietnamese sentiment in the party, that the word yuon is not derogatory and that such allegations are generally spread by foreigners manipulated by the ruling CPP.

April 12, 2014

Acid Attack Survivor Once Again Seeking Fresh Start

Som Bunnarith is looking for a job. He has two university degrees, one in marketing, another in English. He speaks Thai. He is eloquent and hard working. He is also blind and disfigured, the result of an acid attack nine years ago.

April 6, 2014

Gov’t Denies Selling Ship Registry

A government spokesman on Friday threatened legal action over a Cambodia Daily report written in November that told how the rights to register foreign ships under the Cambodian flag were sold to a South Korean company.

April 5, 2014

Demining Divers Receive New Equipment

Nine Cambodian divers are in the final phase of training, preparing to dive in pitch-black water to recover ordnance buried in river mud for as long as half a century.

April 5, 2014

New Mutation in Bird Flu Virus in Cambodia

Last year’s jump in avian influenza cases among Cambodians could be due to a mutation of the virus in Cambodia and southern Vietnam, experts said Tuesday at a meeting in Phnom Penh. They said it would be the first mutation here of the virus since it was first detected in the region a decade ago.

March 26, 2014
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