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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.

Malaysian MP calls on his government to take stand on Cambodian elections

A Malaysian parliamentarian raised concerns in his country on Wednesday about Cambodia’s July 29 national elections and urged his government to clarify its position on the subject, the Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said on Thursday.

Cambodia catches the cross-stitch bug

While cross-stitching won’t make anyone rich, it is a hobby that has been taken up by Cambodian women for years. Some sell their creations, while others are content to give them as gifts or display them in their homes.

Cambodia’s image problem

In opening remarks at a recent event, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luy David said information can be a double-edged sword.

Japan urges parties to talk

The Japanese delegation to the United Nations (UN) expressed concern for the current political situation in Cambodia and urged all stakeholders to promote dialogue. The delegation’s remarks were read out at the UN’s 38th session on Human Rights on Thursday.

National Bank of Cambodia warns of dodgy lender

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) announced on Friday that it is seeking to cooperate with relevant stakeholders to crack down on illegal lenders. It also alerted the public about the dangers of taking cash loans from unfamiliar sources.

PM eyes labour markets

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday that Cambodia is looking for labour markets that generate high income for Cambodian workers, such as in the Middle East.

NEC brushes off petition from LI

The National Election Committee (NEC) on Tuesday brushed off concerns over a petition written by former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and supported by UK-based Liberal International (LI). 

Cambodia compares to dictatorships, says Election monitor Koul Panha 

Election monitor Koul Panha said on his Facebook page that he considers Cambodia a “weak state”. He compared the Kingdom to dictatorships in Africa and claimed it practised human rights violations and nepotism.

We’re going to Wisney World!

More than 6,000 mostly Chinese attendees witnessed the inauguration ceremony of a $1 billion Sihanoukville resort project called Wisney World in the capital on Wednesday.

CPP sees voter turnout higher than 80 percent

A Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) official said the process for the upcoming elections is going “smoothly” and predicted that those who had registered to cast their ballots will do so.

Cambodia: Look to Wakanda for inspiration

As the sounds of demolition and construction continue to ring out across Phnom Penh, we are reminded by Hollywood that cities of the future need not fully replace the small towns and communities of the past.

Cambodia’s Ministry of Health calls out sex pill vendors

In a series of posts to its Facebook page, the Ministry of Health named a number of products being advertised, such as PLUS FORT, Gold Ant USA, and Developed Sex.

Rainsy claims EU is to cut ties with Cambodia

Will the European Union (EU) cut ties with Cambodia? That question is shaping up to be among the bigger ones being asked ahead of the July 29 national elections.

Cambodia’s plastic problem

On a street in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a seafood café is setting up for the evening rush. Styrofoam boxes are being ripped open, and the broken tops dumped in the street. Prawn-filled plastic bags are emptied into trays, and thrown out. In a few minutes a small mountain of trash piles up on the sidewalk.

Sar Kheng seeks more security on borders

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng has ordered the National Police, General Department of Immigration and provincial authorities to “strengthen stability, security and order” along Cambodia’s borders.

Cambodia youth denies arrest, says he was just aiding Thai government

A Cambodia youth who was escorted to Thailand for questioning last week denied he had been arrested, but claimed he volunteered to assist in a cybercrime investigation relating to Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

Cambodia ‘doesn’t’ got talent?

As the second season of Cambodia’s Got Talent approaches, it is reported that the talent show, part of the global Got Talent franchise, is having a tough time finding contestants.

When children have children, exclusion becomes the norm

Being a young parent is difficult, even when you have access to social services that empower parents to provide optimal care for child development and family support available. Imagine the added difficulty, vulnerability and fear when teenagers – just girls themselves – are thrust into this reality.

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