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Cambodia ministry vows opportunities for the intellectually disabled

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation says it has set the goal of removing the obstacles that those with autism and Down’s Syndrome face when interacting with society.

Can’t find a missing part? Cambodian innovators may just print it for you

After consistently struggling to locate parts for their various engineering projects, a team of talented students from the Royal University of Phnom Penh’s Computer Sciences Department came up with an enterprising solution – building their own 3D printer.

DC-Cam to train lecturers in course on KR genocide

The Documentation Centre of Cambodia (DC-Cam), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, is running a course to train 50 lecturers from 50 of the Kingdom’s universities to teach the history of the Khmer Rouge from 1975-1979.

Architectural sector enjoys rapid growth

Along with the rapid growth of the Kingdom’s construction industry, use of architectural services has also dramatically increased.

Bangkok prison eases restrictions

Thailand’s Klong Prem Central Prison will allow increased visiting hours and the easier transfer of money from the relatives of prisoners, according to an announcement released by Cambodia’s General Department of Prison under the Ministry of Interior.

Cambodia agrees lease for Turkish power ship

Cambodia succeeded in negotiations to lease a 200MW Turkish power ship to meet electricity demands in Phnom Penh, amid a nearly 400MW electricity shortage nationwide, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday.

Angkor Wat moat drying ‘could affect foundations’

A historian has raised fears that the drought currently gripping Cambodia could affect the foundations of the Kingdom's globally renowned Angkor Wat, while the temple complex's Apsara Authority management has said that, while it was prepared, it was not expecting such a problem.

Rainsy given court date over military disobedience charges

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has set April 22 as the date for “acting president” of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Sam Rainsy to appear for a public hearing on charges of inciting the military to disobey Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Kingdom’s pig prices up despite concerns over African swine fever 

Despite real concerns that African swine fever (ASF) will spread to the Kingdom after a recent outbreak in Vietnam, local pig prices have continued to increase over the last few months, the Cambodia Livestock Raisers Association (CLRA) said on Thursday.

Kingdom launches NCD alliance

National and international health experts on Thursday launched Cambodia’s first non-communicable diseases (NCDs) alliance network, expressing concerns over treatment with 64 per cent of deaths in the Kingdom caused by such afflictions.

Cambodian car owners with unpaid tax rack up $1.43M fines

Cambodia's General Department of Taxation (GDT) has collected some $1.43 million in fines from more than 6,000 vehicles with unpaid tax last year, according an announcement on Wednesday.

Government repays $1.39B in debt service payments

The government has repaid an accumulated $1.39 billion in debt service payments from 1993 to the end of last year, of which last year alone it repaid about $265.6 million, said the Cambodia Public Debt Statistical Bulletin released on Tuesday.

The woman aiming to transform healthcare sector in Cambodia 

Though we now live in a digital age, it is not uncommon to see nurses handwriting information or browsing physical files on the shelf searching for information in hospitals and private clinics across Cambodia.

Cambodia will gain economic sovereignty and national pride, says Phillip Bank

The demand for riel is changing with changes in the socio-economic climate of the Kingdom.

Kingdom should be wary of EBA loss

The EU in October last year announced it would begin a formal procedure to withdraw its Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preferences from Cambodia in response to the Kingdom’s perceived lack of commitment to improve its current human and political rights situation.

Artist depicts women’s struggle on canvas in Nude exhibition

A painting depicting a woman sitting nude, vulnerably poised among blossoming sunflowers is just one piece in a new exhibition entitled Nude, looking to shed light on the vulnerability and gender inequality still experienced by many Cambodian women.

Pride of Cambodia is riel in the economy, say financial experts

The time is now conducive to push the government’s riel agenda as Cambodia’s macro-economic parameters indicate that the contemporary market is relatively ready for the national currency to be the main medium of exchange.

Cambodia looks to free trade deal with EAEU

Cambodia is negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), a common market comprised of five nations of the former Soviet Union, hoping the new market will maintain the Kingdom’s economic growth.

‘Rainsy deserves pardon and title’

Social and political analyst Lao Mong Hay on Tuesday called on King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath to grant Cambodia National Rescue Party (CRNP) co-founder Sam Rainsy a royal pardon.

GDT requires tax invoice amounts shown in local riel

The General Department of Taxation (GDT) has ordered that all taxpayers show the total amount of their tax invoices in Cambodian riel. The change will come into effect on April 1.