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Cambodia and Thailand look to legalise migrants

The Cambodian labour minister met the Thai ambassador on Tuesday to discuss legalising undocumented Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand, as the deadline approaches for migrants in the neighbouring kingdom to be registered.

Cambodian appeals to PM for repatriation

A Cambodian woman who went to Saudi Arabia five years ago to work as a maid has posted a video to her Facebook page pleading for the help of Prime Minister Hun Sen after alleging she has endured years of abuse.

NEC extends registration deadline

While the registration period for political parties to be eligible for July’s national election is set to end on Monday, and only four have been fully approved, the NEC has announced that it will give parties that have started the process another five days to complete it.

Cambodia tests new school model for high-flying science students

Cambodia is testing a new model for top science students at three schools in a bid to further improve education across the country.

WB proposes Cambodia’s 1st corporate bonds issue

Microfinance firm Hattha Kaksekar Limited (HKL) and a World Bank lending arm have become the first institutions to announce a proposal for a corporate bonds issuance in Cambodia, spearheading the use of a new tool for businesses to raise capital.

Phnom Penh Post sold to Malaysian investor

The Phnom Penh Post has been sold to Sivakumar Ganapathy, a Malaysian investor and executive at a public relations firm that has previously done work for Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government.

Three parties register for July election as PM criticises Rainsy’s boycott call

Three parties have registered and six more have made a required deposit of 15 million riel to compete in the July national election, according to the National Election Committee, with ten days to go until registration finishes.

Lack of female journalists in Kingdom has far-reaching effects, report says

Women journalists in Cambodia are underrepresented in their profession, face pressures from family to stay out of the industry and are at risk of sexual harassment in the workplace, according to a new study released on Thursday, coinciding with World Press Freedom Day.

Cambodia stun Myanmar to set up final showdown with Timor-Leste

For the first time in nearly a decade, Cambodia's National Football Team is well poised to bring home silverware from a major regional tournament, following a 2-1 win over a much favoured Myanmar side in the semifinals of the U22 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy at the HB National Stadium in Brunei Darussalam on Wednesday night.

Human disturbances threaten conservation of cave bats in Cambodia, study says

Researchers in a new study say visitor activities in caves in Cambodia pose challenges for conservation, noting that human disturbance is often detrimental to populations, which in turn take substantial time to recover from declines.

AFF Suzuki Cup draw places Cambodia in Group A

Cambodia have been drawn in Group A alongside Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar and Laos for this year’s 6th AFF Suzuki Cup involving 10 teams following the official draw held in Jakarta on Wednesday.

EU to review Cambodia’s EBA status

The European Union has announced a “dedicated” mission to Cambodia to monitor its Generalised Scheme of Preferences, the agreement under which Cambodian goods reach the crucial European market tariff-free.

Cambodia needs exploitation laws to protect children, group says

Cambodia must develop measures to protect children from online sexual exploitation, while a “culture of silence” continues to muzzle child abuse victims, according to a new report from global group End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT).

Cambodia into semis as Suhana strike sees off Singapore

NagaWorld midfielder Sos Suhana landed the winning blow for Cambodia as the side put their narrow defeat to Laos behind them to down Singapore 1-0 and make the semifinals of the Hassanal Bolkiah U22 Youth Tournament in Brunei.

Corruption culture and low pay hurting journalism ethics in Cambodia: report

Meagre salaries amid a culture of corruption was the key factor as to why Cambodian journalists interviewed in a recent survey accepted bribes and often failed to act ethically in their jobs, according to new research.

A primer on flying to Cambodia in your own business jet

Not everyone flies coach, and not everyone who arrives in Cambodia by air comes on a commercial carrier. A stronger regional economy and the Kingdom’s influx of foreign investment have led to a marked increase in the number of private charters and corporate jets using Cambodian airspace.

Government propaganda film rehashes unsupported claims of ‘terrorism’ plots

The Cambodian government issued an 18-minute propaganda film on Monday, insinuating that political dissidents Sam Serey, Sourn Serey Ratha and Sam Rainsy are “terrorists” working together to overthrow Hun Sen’s regime.

KNLF founder Sam Serey, deemed a ‘terrorist’ by gov’t, detained in Thailand

Khmer National Liberation Front founder Sam Serey, wanted by the Cambodian government for an alleged Khmer New Year terrorism threat, has been arrested in Thailand on immigration violations, Cambodian officials said Thursday.

Cambodia Daily GM’s lawyer invited for questioning

The lawyer of former Cambodia Daily General Manager Douglas Steele has received an invitation to appear in court on May 9 for questioning in the now-shuttered paper’s tax evasion case.

Freedom of expression online in Cambodia ‘stifled by laws’

Cambodian laws are muzzling online expression, a new regional report launched on Tuesday has found.

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Cambodia’s Angkor Wat named as world’s best-rated landmark for 2018

Travel website TripAdvisor has placed Cambodia's ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat as the world's No. 1 landmark in the 2018 Traveler's Choice Awards, the Apsara Authority, which manages the ancient site, said in a news release on Thursday.

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