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New US ambassador expected in July

The nominated US ambassador to Cambodia is still awaiting his selection to be fully approved by the US Senate before his expected arrival in Cambodia early next month.

Up to 26 storms forecast for Cambodia’s rainy season, five or six to overflow 

A spokesman for Cambodia's Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology said on Tuesday that there will be up to 26 storms this rainy season, but of those, only five or six will cause the Mekong river to overflow or result in general flooding.

China set to help Kingdom’s bike industry pedal forward 

A brand new factory is emerging on a 20ha plot in Phnom Penh as part of a plan to shift production of millions of bicycles from China to Cambodia.

Using tech innovation to tackle Cambodia’s rampant road deaths

Cutting corners, rampant phone use, speeding and driving through red lights – these are just some of the reasons why driving in Phnom Penh can often feel like a city-wide game of dodgems.

‘Laundering more pressing than EBA’

Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng said the loss of the EU’s Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preferences would affect Cambodia to some extent, but it would also give the Kingdom the opportunity to strengthen itself. He said the Kingdom should instead address money laundering.

Preserving Cambodia’s cultural heritage with the Magic Music Bus

Chhay Areng Valley is not only known as an ecotourism destination attracting local and international visitors, it is also a place with a rich ethnic minority arts and culture heritage. But this culture is increasingly threatened with disappearance.

CNRP: Rainsy to return in months

Mu Sochua, the vice-president of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), said on Saturday that “acting president” Sam Rainsy and the party’s self-exiled leadership would return to the Kingdom in August or September.

Help requested for Industry 4.0 labour

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng has asked international development partners, especially the International Labour Organisation (ILO), to continue assisting the Kingdom’s labour sector as a response to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Cambodia, Turkey seek $1B per annum in bilateral trade 

Cambodia and Turkey aim to boost bilateral tr ade up to $1 billion per year, according to a post on Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Facebook page.

Award winning taste: Cambodian refugee wowing US with sauces 

A Cambodian refugee who fled the Pol Pot regime to the US has formulated a recipe for kroeung (lemongrass paste) that has won two awards in her adopted home.

Cambodia urges tourism training on par with Asean 

Cambodia is calling for the establishment of tourism institutes and universities to provide relevant skills in compliance with an Asean curriculum, Minister of Tourism Thong Khon said.

China supports gov’t in resisting ‘intimidation’

China will support the Cambodian government “in resisting Western intimidation”, Wang Tianxiang, the deputy director of the Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry’s Division of Southeast Asian Affairs said, as bilateral relations reach “new heights”.

Cambodian embassy in Bangkok to help migrants

The Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Bangkok has announced that it will conduct visits throughout Thailand to assess the challenges Cambodian workers face and provide them with services at their workplaces or residences.

Cambodia, France set to boost number of tourists

Cambodia and France anticipate a growth in the number of tourists travelling between the countries after a delegation from French travel agency Atout France visited the Kingdom on Tuesday and Wednesday, Cambodia Association of Travel Agents president Chhay Sivlin told The Post.

Some 30K child workers saved

A senior official of the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said on Wednesday that around 30,000 Cambodian children had been rescued from the most serious forms of hard labour in the Kingdom over the past five years.

Freedom to walk: Ridding Cambodia of mines through tech innovation

It may seem an unlikely location, but down a nondescript alley surrounded by residential units in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district is a robotics company which is aiming to change the world.

International experts provide murder case training in Cambodia

Nearly 100 international experts from around the world are training Cambodian prosecutors, Military Police personnel and police officials in investigative procedures involved in murder cases.

NGO film addressing domestic violence wins Australian award

A social media campaign created by Siem Reap-based NGO This Life Cambodia to tackle domestic violence is gaining international recognition having just won the Best Social Media Campaign of the Year award at the Not-For-Profit Technology Awards in Australia, as well as being a finalist for the global Grassroots Justice Prize.

Community-based groups key to natural resource protection

The Non-Timber Forest Products-Exchange Programme for Cambodia (NTFP-EP Cambodia) considers non-timber forest product (NTFP) groups and associations the key to encouraging social and environmental protection in Cambodia, said an NTFP-EP Cambodia press release.

Landslide for CPP in polls

The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won 4,034 of 4,114 seats in this year’s third mandate municipal, provincial, town and district council elections, while the other six parties received limited support.