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Cambodian products aim to leave a mark in trade exhibition

A Cambodian trade fair is set to bring more opportunities for local products to access the international market, as well as serving as a platform to attract more foreign investors to Cambodia, says the Ministry of Commerce.

Kem Sokha’s daughters slam ‘liar’ Sam Rainsy over ‘smears’

The daughters of former opposition leader Kem Sokha hit out at Sam Rainsy on Tuesday, accusing the newly nominated “acting president” of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) of leading a “smear campaign” against their father and “repeatedly lying to the public”.

CRF voices concern over EU rice tax on Cambodia

The president of the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) has expressed concern over an impending EU tariff on Cambodian rice imports, saying that it is factors within EU states that are harming European farmers most.

AIDS fight successes praised in Cambodia

The chairman of the National AIDS Authority (NAA) said on Saturday that Cambodia is successfully combating AIDS, having reached 90 per cent of its 2025 target.

Sam Rainsy named ‘acting president’ in ‘Kem Sokha absence’

Sam Rainsy was nominated “acting president” of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) as the curtain fell on the two-day international conference the former opposition party held in the US over the weekend, a move supporters of the previous leader Kem Sokha blasted as “unacceptable”.

Illegal logging continues unabated in Cambodia

Foresty crimes continue unabated in the Kingdom. This week alone, two crackdowns on illegal logging took place in Ratanakkiri and Oddar Meanchey provinces.

Germany set to launch first loan to Cambodia

The German Embassy on Thursday announced its first loan to the Kingdom of Cambodia of €30 million ($34.06 million), which will be used to upgrade its rural energy grid.

Modernizing Cambodia’s economy – By William A Heidt, outgoing US Ambassador to Cambodia

Since my first tour in Cambodia in the late1990s, I have been convinced that Cambodia possesses the resources necessary to become an economic dynamo like Singapore, Malaysia or Thailand.

Cambodia sees spike in visitors during three-day water festival

Some 4.5 million people attended the three-day water festival in Phnom Penh, of which around 12,000 were foreigners, while some 925,000 tourists travelled to the provinces, of which 842,000 were local.

Oxfam launches project to connect rice supply chain in Cambodia

Oxfam in Cambodia launched the BlocRice project on Thursday – a platform using blockchain technology to connect a network of people in the rice supply chain that aims to ensure farmers get a fair price for their produce.

Cambodia, EU strive to educate Kingdom’s youth on environment

Climate change remains a global concern. Hence, Cambodia is striving to educate its youth to combat it and protect the environment.

Aspiring architect-turned-artist derives comfort from painting

It sounds strange for someone who studied drawing and designing buildings to become a successful painter.

US China trade war boosts Cambodian export products

Cambodian exports to the US in the first nine months of the year grew 27 per cent or $2.86 billion compared to the same period last year, said the Census Bureau of the US Department of Commerce.

Report: Cambodia’s internet freedom slipping

Althought still ranked “Partly Free”, internet freedom in Cambodia is slipping, says a report by Freedom House, a US-based democracy, political freedom and human rights watchdog. But the deputy secretary of the Ministry of Justice said the report “did not reflect the truth”.

Cambodia’s medal winners back on SEA Games shortlist

The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia’s determined bid to get petanque, tennis and vovinam, left out of the initial list of disciplines, included in the competitive programme for the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines has met with partial success, with Southeast Asian Games Federation (SEAGF) Sport and Rules Committee now adding them to the list of 56 sports to be presented for final approval by the Council on November 24.

Former S21 photographer to found political party

Former Khmer Rouge photographer at Tuol Sleng detention centre, also known as S21, Nhem En, is to form another political party after the first one failed.

ANZ mulling payout to sugar project victims

The victims of Ly Yong Phat’s Phnom Penh Sugar Company development project in Kampong Speu province’s Oral district said they are “happy” to hear that ANZ Bank had declared to the Australian Parliamentary Committee that it would consider compensating those affected by the project.

NGO: Use bail to tackle ‘appalling’ overcrowding

The number of people being held in Cambodian prisons has reached epidemic proportions, leading to overcrowding and corruption, and causing families to suffer unnecessarily, claims a report by local NGO Licadho.

China, Cambodia to up healthcare cooperation

Officials in China’s Jiangsu province say they will cooperate with Cambodia on healthcare as Sino-Cambodian relations are “at the highest point”, with bilateral trade reaching $5.5 billion last year.

Government calls on Rhona Smith to be ‘partner’ and not ‘attack’

Within hours of her arrival in the Kingdom, the UN Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, held a closed-door meeting on Monday with civil society organisations.