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Transforming Cambodian lives: From construction to baby chicks

From the age of 16, Keam Korng would wake up each day at the crack of dawn to ride his ageing motorbike the more than 20km from Dounkeo commune to Pouk district for his construction job.

Court rejects Sokha’s plea to drop treason charge case

A Phnom Penh Municipal Court investigating judge has rejected a request from Kem Sokha’s lawyers that their client’s treason charge be dropped, ruling that further investigation was required.

Sar Kheng: Return of Sokha up to courts

Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Thursday that the reinstatement of opposition leader Kem Sokha’s political rights, which would open the door for his possible return to the political stage, was purely dependent on legal proceedings as his court case is ongoing.

Preah Vihear bans Thai goods at Anses border

Choam Ksan district authority in Preah Vihear province imposed an import ban on Thursday on goods from Thailand after the country declared a similar ban on goods imported from Cambodia through the Anses international border checkpoint.

Rainsy faces CNRP backlash after ‘cheap’ jibe at barred 118

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy faced a backlash after narrowing his prediction that “99 per cent” of banned Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) politicians would not seek the return of their political rights, saying “only two cheap, short-sighted officials” would do so.

Spokesman: KNLF set to register as legitimate party later this month

The Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF) – a group claiming to be Cambodia’s “government in exile”, led by Sam Serey – is set to register as a legitimate political party later this month, after its members collected more than 5,000 thumbprints, its spokesman Thuy Vy said on Tuesday.

Win-Win Monument: PM’s ‘treason’ or symbol of unity?

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy has slammed the capital’s newly inaugurated Win-Win Monument, claiming it represents Prime Minister Hun Sen’s “treason”, while Minister of National Defence Tea Banh said it celebrated the premier as a “symbol of national unity”.

Change to Article 45 with King for signing

A senior government official on Monday said that the amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties has reached its final stage and is merely awaiting the signature of King Norodom Sihamoni, leaving 118 politicians facing the dilemma as to whether to return to the political stage or not.

Vietnamese fishermen caught in Cambodian waters

Ten Vietnamese fishermen found inside Cambodian waters were charged by the Koh Kong provincial court on Sunday, following their arrest by marine police on Friday near the province’s Koh Chhlam island.

Malnutrition concerns raised

In conjunction with the Ministry of Health, two civil society groups on Friday expressed their concern about malnutrition among children and pregnant women in Cambodia, quoting statistics showing that almost one in three children in the Kingdom suffers from it.

Captivating Royal Ballet debuts

The Royal Ballet of Cambodia will showcase its latest grand production Neang Watthana Devi for the first time in Cambodia in January, following performances in Switzerland and the UAE.

EU ambassador to Cambodia: Rights a ‘work in progress’

The EU ambassador to Cambodia has called human rights “a work in progress” and said the 28-nation bloc has “carefully” noted last week’s statement by the government on taking further steps to strengthen democracy and the political sphere in the Kingdom.

Double taxation accord set to be implemented

The double taxation agreement between Cambodia and three other countries has come into effect and will be implemented from January 1 next year, a General Department of Taxation (GDT) press release said.

Chinese salt imports reach Cambodia at $100 per tonne

Salt imports from China are expected to sell at $100 per tonne in the Cambodian market, $25 more per tonne than local salt, according to the Salt Producers Community of Kampot-Kep (SPCKK).

Angkor Wat a major money spinner in Cambodia

Angkor Archaeological Park continues to generate the bulk of tourism revenue for the country from its ticket sales, despite a hike in admission fee last year, as foreigners marvel at the iconic temple.

Government hits back at HRW Sokha accusations

The government on Friday responded to comments made by Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticising Cambodia national football team coach Keisuke Honda’s links to “world-class human rights abuser” Sao Sokha.

Ninety-five NGOs condemn convictions of union leaders

Ninety-five NGOs have issued a joint statement condemning the convictions of six union leaders for their roles in a minimum wage protest at Veng Sreng Boulevard in Phnom Penh in 2013.

CNRP: Rainsy set for return to Cambodia

A facebook post over the weekend claimed Cambodia National Rescue Party acting president Sam Rainsy will return to Cambodia “before Khmer New Year” after moving to France to avoid arrest on a slew of outstanding legal cases and sentences.

UNHRC releases documents on state of Cambodia

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has published three documents in preparation for a review next month on the situation in Cambodia.

Vietnam praises Cambodia for its ‘great achievements’

Vietnam’s president congratulated Cambodia on the country’s achievements under the reign of King Norodom Sihamoni and the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen during the King’s official visit to Hanoi.