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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.

Cambodian-Thai border trade increases

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Thailand reached $3.16 billion in the first nine months – an increase of 14.08 per cent year-on-year.

‘No sale on’ for Kingdom’s sovereignty gov’t tells IPU

The government on Friday hit back at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), warning that Cambodia has the right to “withdraw itself” from the body.

Cambodia shuts down ‘fake’ FB accounts

The Ministry of Interior on Saturday announced the closure of six Facebook accounts, which it said had incited insecurity in Cambodia.

‘Rental prices in Sihanoukville at highest rate’

Property rental in Sihanoukville, which has been skyrocketing due to the influx of Chinese investors, may fall in the next few years when major construction projects are completed, say real estate insiders.

Japan passion for Khmer fashion

Inspired by the costumes of the masked dance drama called Lakhon Khol, a self-taught Cambodian artist has put his passion for design into a collection to be presented on runways at the Japan International Fashion Gala this December.

Curiousity piqued over ‘drone pieces’

Seventeen aluminium and rubber fragments discovered scattered throughout Srayong commune, in Kulen district, Preah Vihear province on Thursday have been identified as parts of a drone.

‘Man tower’ Gadaffi calls time on playing days

A late-comer at 43 years of age to Phnom Penh’s emerging competitive basketball scene, Ken Gadaffi instantly caught the eye as a man tower with Extra Joss Fighters. That was five years ago.

Ministry: Cambodia to send 5,000 workers to Kuwait

Cambodia plans to send about 5,000 migrant workers to Kuwait for the first time next year, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training announced yesterday.

Cambodia: S-21 director Duch ‘hospitalised’

Duch, the former director of the Khmer Rouge’s S-21 interrogation centre in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Sleng, has been taken to a hospital in the capital with respiratory problems, reports said on Wednesday.