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‘Human rights the price paid’ for Kingdom’s SEZ growth

The gains brought to the Kingdom by the establishment of special economic zones (SEZs) has come at a high price, with people becoming the victims of land grabs, poor labour conditions and environmental damage, reports the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR).

German Unity Day: A Message from the German Ambassador

28 years ago, on October 3rd, 1990, German reunification, following the fall of the Berlin Wall, marked the end of the long and painful division of our country.

GE Foundation funds millions to support safe surgery in Cambodia

The GE Foundation has committed $25 million to global safe surgery to support the expansion of Safe Surgery 2020 into Southeast Asia, with the inclusion of Cambodia and Laos.

Cambodia to hold larger military drills with Chinese army

The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) are to launch larger 2019 Golden Dragon military exercises in order to strengthen and extend military relations and cooperation, the defense minister has said.

China stands for Cambodia

China on Wednesday defended Cambodia against an onslaught by the UN special rapporteur for human rights, Rhona Smith, who slammed the Kingdom’s record in a speech at the UN Human Rights Council.

Cambodia’s Bayon temple restoration to resume

The Japanese and Cambodian governments have allocated $1.5 million to fund phase five of the Bayon temple restoration project, a Unesco official said on Tuesday.

PM ‘determined’ after forgiving those behind ‘murder attempt’

Prime minister Hun Sen on Monday said he has forgiven those responsible for an attempt on his life 20 years ago, using the anniversary to further express his determination to prevent any “coup” or “colour revolution” from taking place in Cambodia.

‘Freedom fighters’ or ‘foreign puppets?’

Former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) official Meach Sovannara was joined by supporters at a rally in California on Saturday, where a US lawmaker hailed members of the outlawed opposition as “great freedom fighters”.

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.