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Khmer Crafts and Food Festival empowering Cambodian women

It is almost once again time for the annual Khmer Crafts and Food Festival (KCFF) in Phnom Penh.

Sar Kheng: Only ‘fifty-fifty’ chance of Rainsy returning

Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng said on Sunday there is a 50 per cent possibility that outlawed opposition leader Sam Rainsy would return to Cambodia as his diplomatic measures abroad had reached a dead-end.

An anti-tank mine kills one, wounds one in Banteay Meanchey

A man was killed and another seriously injured when an anti-tank mine exploded in Banteay Meanchey province's Malai district on Friday. The incident took place in Tuol Pongro commune's Sralao Chrum village.

‘All media outlets must pay tax’

Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith on Friday said Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Asia (RFA) would be allowed to reopen their offices only after fulfilling their tax obligations.

Fast books: The mobile libraries servicing isolated communities

One Thursday afternoon after Ta Porng Nuy has finished his work on a yam field in rural Ratanakiri Province, he gathers a selection of books on his three wheeled motorbike, driving it to a nearby town and parking it in the shadow of a tree.

Intellectuals found ‘visionary institute’

The launch of the Asian Vision Institute (AVI) by Cambodian and Asian intellectual groups was announced at an event hosted by Sofitel Hotel on Thursday.

Kingdom in talent ranking rise

Cambodia moved up a notch this year as a place for attracting and growing talent, according to the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2019 (GTCI) report released this week. It ranked the Kingdom 107 out of 125 countries.

Cambodian government to launch TV show against fake news

Cambodia's Ministry of Information is set to launch a live programme on the National Television of Kampuchea (TVK) channel in a bid to counter fake news.

Gov’t to follow court’s wishes should Rainsy make a return

A government statement on Tuesday said legal action would be taken against former opposition leader Sam Rainsy should the Supreme Court request it, if he were to return to Cambodia.

Cambodia’s largest waterfall flowing between two nations

Sitting slap bang on the Cambodian-Lao frontier, the upper Mekong waterfall is a spectacle to behold, as its turquoise-blue stream cascades over a gauntlet of limestone rocks, frothing and churning as it races downstream.

Cambodia’s Foreign Affairs Minister meets with European officials

Democracy, human rights and the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preferences were discussed in a meeting in Belgium on Monday between Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Prak Sokhonn, his Belgian counterpart Didier Reynders, and EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrom.

Prayers at Vichea anniversary

Friends and relatives gathered to lay a wreath and pray at the statue of Chea Vichea on the 15th anniversary of his murder on Tuesday, calling on the authorities to step up ongoing investigations to seek justice for his family.

CNRP ‘preparing budget for the return of Rainsy’

The permanent committee of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) held a meeting in Lowell, Massachusetts, in the US on Monday to prepare for the return of “acting president” Sam Rainsy to Cambodia.

Sokhonn: Cambodia will not sacrifice sovereignty for aid

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation maintained on Monday that the Kingdom will not sacrifice its national sovereignty in exchange for foreign aid.

Facebook meets with cybercrime experts to fight ‘fake news’ spread

Facebook representatives met with the Kingdom’s anti-cybercrime department on Friday to foster cooperation in the fight against fake news.

Experts aim to tackle mental illness among Cambodians

Pyschologists and mental health experts said on Sunday that mental illness is curable, but there is a lack of understanding of it among Cambodians, causing them not to consult with experts.

Families wrongly listed as immigrants in Cambodia

A group of 17 families protested against local authorities after officials included them on a list of Vietnamese immigrants – despite the fact that they were Cambodian by birth.

Sar Kheng: Terms to describe government are disrespectful

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Thursday took aim at some politicians and media outlets for using the terms “Phnom Penh regime” and “Hun Sen regime” instead of the official title “Royal Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia”.

US warned not to interfere despite successful meeting

A senior Ministry of National Defense official said the Tuesday meeting between the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia Joseph H Felter and General Neang Phat had helped strengthen relations between the two countries’ militaries.

King ‘rehabilitates’ Kong Korm and son to pave way for return

King Norodom Sihamoni on Tuesday granted “rehabilitation” to Kong Korm and his son Kong Bora – the first of 118 opposition officials banned from politics for five years to request a royal decree – allowing them to return to the political fold.