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AYLA – Cambodia aims to empower and give a voice to Kingdom’s youth

Sitting in a humble work space in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Tompoung II is Ky Veasna – his youthful looks, dyed auburn hair and smart-casual attire may fool you into assuming his junior status in the office.

Buddhists across Cambodia gear up for Meak Bochea day

Ministry of Cults and Religion spokesman Seng Somony said his department expects many Buddhists to celebrate Meak Bochea Day on Tuesday, while Cambodia’s youth were also urged to fully engage with their cultural heritage on one of the Kingdom’s most important holidays.

US Embassy urged to stop ‘disrespecting sovereignty’

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation called on the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Saturday to respect the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations after it called former opposition leader Kem Sokha “an innocent man” – a move deemed to be “disrespecting Cambodia’s sovereignty”.

Rainsy told to ‘respect forfeit’

A senior former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) official has said he believed Prime Minister Hun Sen would win the wager on the legal status of party co-founder Kem Sokha that Sam Rainsy made with him.

Cambodia and the UK, securing the workforce of the future

Since 2015 the British Embassy in Cambodia, and the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MOEYS) have been proactively engaging and fostering a strong relationship.

Prisoners in Kandal, K Chhnang jails die

Two prisoners, both convicted of rape, have died over the past few days, one in Kandal province, the other in Kampong Chhnang province.

Gov’t: Education is priority

As over one million Cambodians migrate to work abroad, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron said improvements in education is a priority for the Kingdom in order to stem migration and create jobs.

SMEs bemoan gov’t tax exemption requirements

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are finding it difficult to meet the requirements to apply for tax exemption from the General Department of Taxation ’s (GDT) said Federation of Association for Small and Medium Enterprises of Cambodia (Fasmec) president Te Taingpor.

CMAC officials inspect 340kg American bomb in K’Speu province

A US M117 bomb weighing 340kg was found in Kampong Speu province’s Chamkar Doung village on Monday, with Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) officials inspecting the unexploded ordnance the following day, CMAC director Heng Ratana said on Tuesday.

First start-up professional service alliance launched

Cambodia Startup Advisers announced in a press release the launch of the first professional service alliance dedicated to supporting the fast-growing technology start-up industry in Cambodia.

More Cambodians travel for leisure

Cambodians are increasingly travelling overseas for leisure, as the number of the Kingdom’s outbound tourists reached nearly two million last year, a trend that a tourism insider said was due to a change in spending habits of Cambodia’s middle-class.

Rainsy slammed for ejecting questioner at US public forum

Senior government officials and analysts have slammed Sam Rainsy for not allowing uncomfortable questions at a recent public forum in the US, considering it a gross violation of democratic policy and freedom of expression, and labelling Rainsy a dictator.

Cambodia nabs 12th place in best retirement destinations

Cambodia is an expatriate hotspot for those dreaming of living a more luxurious lifestyle at an affordable cost, according to International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index 2019.

Gambling racket Malaysians will face Cambodian courts

Cambodian officials have said that the 47 Malaysians held in Banteay Meanchey provincial prison on suspicion of running an online gambling and fraud racket would have to go through the Cambodian legal system.

The Cambodian who came home, bringing tasty Thai treats with him

When Tong Heng’s mother passed away, so distraught was the young man from Preah Sihanouk province that he decided to drop out of school, leave his home and venture to Thailand to work in a restaurant.

Cambodia warns tourists over use of fake visa websites

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia yesterday urged tourists to avoid websites offering e-visas for the country after receiving fresh reports of tourists being ripped off and losing their money.

Siam Cement sales jump in Cambodia

Thai construction materials producer Siam Cement Group Public Company Limited (SCG) reported strong business growth in Cambodia last year, as revenue from its subsidiaries’ sales in the Kingdom enjoyed double digit growth.

CNRP official pens EU letter claiming government intimidation

The deputy president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Mu Sochua, has written to the EU about alleged threats against CNRP acting President Sam Rainsy and other former party lawmakers and activists in Cambodia and abroad.

‘DNA soon to reveal identities of poachers’

Mondulkiri provincial environment department director Keo Sopheak has said that DNA testing will soon reveal the identities of poachers who exchanged gunfire with environmental rangers, injuring one, at Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary last Wednesday.

Interior Ministry official slams nepotism claims as ‘poisonous’

A director at the Ministry of Interior, Thim Sopha, on Monday denied accusations of nepotism levelled against him last week by Khmer Rise Party president Sok Sovann Vathana Sabung.