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Illegal beach developments halted in Cambodia

After receiving an order from Hun Sen, Minister of Land Management Chea Sophara led a team of experts and relevant officials to Sihanoukville to call a halt to the illegal development of a beach.

UK commits to mine-free goal

Last week I had the privilege of spending time with world-class UK demining organisation the HALO Trust in Oddar Meanchey province, observing first-hand the patient and time-consuming work of HALO’s teams of highly skilled de-miners.

Cambodia urges firms to apply for foreign worker permits

Cambodia's Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has directed all companies or institutions that plan to hire foreign staff next year to apply for work permits between September 1 and November 30.

‘Unity’ urged by King as West ‘boycotts’ opening

King Norodom Sihamoni used the opening of parliament on Wednesday morning to call for “strong national solidarity based on the spirit of national unity” as he inaugurated the sixth mandate of the National Assembly in a ceremony that was devoid of representatives from major Western embassies.

US, EU ‘unable to attend’ opening of parliament

The US and EU ambassadors to Cambodia “will not be able to attend”, despite being invited to Wednesday’s opening of the new National Assembly – one formed entirely by the Cambodian People’s Party after its recent landslide election victory.

Cambodia’s golden couple lauded by PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen described the historic Asian Games success of gold medalists Ju Jitsu star Jessa Khan and jet skier Ou Moeut Saly as pride of the Kingdom, calling on all national federations to work hard towards the ultimate goal of an Olympic Medal.

NGOs decry vulture decline in Cambodia

Vultures in the Kingdom are facing an increasingly high risk of extinction as the birds have shown a 50 per cent decline in numbers since the late 2000s, a joint announcement from environmental organisations said on Saturday, quoting a report.

Cambodia genocide survivor makes ‘homecoming’ to PH

When Youk Chhang first set foot in the Philippines in 1986, he said it felt like he was making his first steps to “heaven.”

Hun Sen to officials: You are ‘servants not bosses’

Caretaker prime minister Hun Sen on Tuesday called on government officials at all levels to remember that they are “honest servants” of the people and not their “boss”. He also urged them to focus on improving their ability to serve the public.

Message from Singapore ambassador to Cambodia

As Singapore celebrates 53 years of nationhood, we also acknowledge and honour the friendship and support of our regional and international partners and friends, without whom the Singapore Story could not have been written.

Hun Sen: New government will serve with ‘double work’

Cambodian People Party (CPP) president Hun Sen on Tuesday promised that his new government would serve the people by doing “double work” for Cambodia’s development.

Hun Sen tells Rainsy to stake life on poll figures

Caretaker Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday called out former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and swore on his life that the latter’s claims of inflated voter turnout figures or intimidation surrounding the July 29 national elections were unfounded.

Cambodia’s tour guides voice concern over app that will offer audio tours

Tour guides at Cambodia’s historical sites are voicing concern over an audio tour app they said is threatening their careers.

Rainsy says negotiations with ‘fake’ Hun Sen are impossible

The Leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Movement, Sam Rainsy, has said any negotiations with caretaker prime minister Hun Sen are impossible.

China hails Cambodia on polls, Hun Sen on victory

China on Monday congratulated Cambodia on the successful completion of its sixth national elections and the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), led by caretaker prime minister Hun Sen, on it victory, even as the European Union, France, Germany and New Zealand joined a chorus of criticism from Western countries on the polls’ “restrictive climate”.

Thousands displaced in Cambodia by flooding of Mekong

Nearly 1,000 families residing in provinces along the Mekong River had been evacuated to safe areas as of Tuesday, while 1,133 houses in Kratie province had been inundated, according to provincial authorities.

Phnom Penh – Eat and drink with cockroaches, pythons at Cambodia exotic pet cafe

In a coffee shop surrounded by greenery, a pretty young lady smiles as she cuddles an iguana. Perhaps feeling the love through the soft touch of her fingers, the brown reptile closes its eyes and stays still, its mouth slightly ajar as if enjoying the attention it receives.

The US’ Cambodia Act to ‘undermine bilateral ties’

Reacting to the Cambodia Democracy Act of 2018, which was passed in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday, the Kingdom’s government called it “normal” and merely an extension of how the country has been treated by the United States over the past 20 years.

Hun Sen: Win for CPP is a win for Kingdom

Amid final words from political party leaders as the campaign period ends on Friday, the president of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) said on Tuesday that a win for his party is a win for the Kingdom.

Government fires back at the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur to Cambodia

The Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has expressed dismay over the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur to Cambodia Rhona Smith’s comments on the forthcoming general elections. It questioned the timing and motive of her remarks.

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