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Rainsy calls on Cambodians in Thailand to return with him

Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), has called on migrant workers in Thailand to take time off work and return to the Kingdom on November 9 to welcome him.

Gov’t assures Japan of democratic measures

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn has assured Japan that the Cambodian government has taken all measures to strengthen the democratic and political space, ministry spokesperson Ket Sophann said on Wednesday.

Gov’t: Being competitive key to growth

Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak on Wednesday said the Cambodian government has focused on its competitiveness strategies and the growth of Industry 4.0 in the Kingdom to withstand the trends of global protectionism and geopolitical polarisation.

Over 100 Chinese to be deported for online scam

The Interior Ministry is planning to deport 128 Chinese nationals after they were arrested in Preah Sihanouk Province on Aug. 14 for their alleged involvement in an online money extortion scam.

Cambodia Living Arts to celebrate 20 years with Arts4Peace Festival

After decades as a catalyst for the Kingdom’s vibrant arts sector, Cambodian Living Arts (CLA), founded by genocide survivor and musician Arn Chorn-Pond, will host the 10-day Arts4Peace Festival in Phnom Penh to celebrate the Kingdom’s arts and culture since the fall of Khmer Rouge.

Cambodia’s blue helmets: A commitment to internationalism

When Minister of National Defence Tea Banh honoured 280 peacekeepers who recently returned from Mali and South Sudan on August 9, the ceremony also celebrated Cambodia’s commitment to internationalism.

‘Freeze human traffickers’ assets’

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng ordered relevant authorities to freeze the assets of those found to be involved in human trafficking and illegal logging.

Award-winning film In the Life of Music on journey to Oscars 2020

After winning the Audience Choice Narrative Feature award at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) in November, In the Life of Music has followed this up by being selected to represent Cambodia in the International Feature Film Award at the 92nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, in February next year.

Turning manure into fuel in rural Cambodia with the biodigester

To help tackle the risks associated with cooking, an Australian social entrepreneur has manufactured a ‘biodigester’ product that is being used in Cambodia to help improve the livelihoods of poor women in rural areas.

Ministry clarifies the removal of Chinese

The Ministry of Interior has said that the arrest of more than 100 Chinese nationals last week was based on the spirit of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China and relevant Cambodian immigration laws.

Cambodia, Japan bilateral trade reaches $1B in first half

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Japan reached more than $1 billion in the first half of this year, up 16 per cent year-on-year, according to data from the Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro).

ILO: Cambodia’s footwear sector ripe for investment

Cambodia's footwear sector will provide more opportunities for investment and production than the garment sector due to significant growth over the last five years, said an International Labour Organisation (ILO) research bulletin on Cambodia’s garment, textile, and footwear (GTF) industry.

The twins aspiring to empower kids, women through art, fighting in Cambodia

Twins Sor Sophany and Sor Sophanin share a lot in common, but most important among the pair’s similarities are - firstly their love for painting, as well as encouraging children to paint.

Taiwan curtain producer plans to move to Kingdom from China

Leading Taiwan-based curtain manufacturer and seller Nien Made Enterprise Co Ltd has revealed plans to expand in Cambodia to avoid the fallout from the Sino-US trade war, the Taipei Times reported on Saturday.

GMAC makes EU plea to consider job losses

In a statement set to be published on Monday, the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said the EU’s possible withdrawal of Cambodia’s Everything But Arms (EBA) access would harm 750,000 workers and three million families.

Brother No2 Chea cremated after low-key funeral in Pailin

The body of former Khmer Rouge Brother Number Two Nuon Chea was cremated on Friday at the Prumkirimorakot pagoda in Pailin province’s Sala Krao district after a low-key seven-day funeral.

APLE applauds ruling to bar British paedophile from entering Kingdom

Child protection NGO Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE Cambodia) applauded the Phnom Penh Municipal Court’s ruling on Friday which barred a Briton from returning to Cambodia after he was sentenced to 15 months behind bars for sexual abuse against minors.

Construction site temp housing ‘not sanitary’

A recent study claimed that temporary housing on construction sites across Cambodia did not meet the minimum sanitary standards or the needs of workers and their family members, while most construction companies do not abide by legally required procedures.

National Bank of Cambodia slams NGOs’ lending report

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) on Thursday slammed a report on predatory lending in the Kingdom by local human rights NGOs Licadho and Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT), which was released on Wednesday, as “flawed”.

Ensuring NSSF for Cambodia’s construction workers

The construction sector in Cambodia is the fastest growing industry in the country, making up an estimated 30.1 per cent of the Kingdom’s GDP.