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Environmental Products Attempt to Break Market Boundaries

From his childhood years helping family care for fostered animals, Sokh Chivorn

Toddler Found Allegedly Murdered in Kampot

A 3-year-old boy was allegedly suffocated by his uncle on Wednesday morning in Kampot province’s Angkor Chey district, a police official said on Thursday.

Container Markets Cashing in on Latest Consumer Trends

When Srey Chanthorn’s company came up with the idea of launching a container market in Phnom Penh, based on a successful concept in Bangkok, he knew within days of opening that it was going to be very lucrative.

Exam Reform Subtracts Poor From Equation

SAMRAONG TONG District, Kompong Speu - The education minister’s message for students finishing high school has been heard loud and clear since the reform of the national completion exam four years ago: Merit will buy you a pass grade—not money.

Road Rage Shooter Not Military Officer: Police

A man who shot up a bus in a road rage incident on Wednesday night attempted to pass as military personnel to police, according to officials.

Garment Factory, Workers Ink Deal After Protesters Run Over

A factory manager accused of driving into a crowd of protesting workers has been fired as part of a deal reached between the Phnom Penh factory and workers over the protesters’ demands, a union said on Tuesday.

Police Back Factory Manager Who Ran Over Protesting Workers

The manager of a garment factory in Phnom Penh drove his car into a crowd of protesting workers on Saturday afternoon, according to a union official, though a police official said the manager had been surrounded and was only trying to turn away.

Phnom Penh Plans to Clear Shops From Streets, Sidewalks

City Hall’s latest plan to solve its traffic and pedestrian woes involves forcibly removing food carts, shake shacks, petrol stands and other small businesses operating on city streets and sidewalks.

Cambodian Team Qualifies for Global Technology Contest

With just 12 weeks of coding and business training under their belts, a team of five girls from a center in Phnom Penh that provides education for economically disadvantaged students will fly to the U.S. today to compete in a global technology contest in Silicon Valley, California.

Volunteer Cleanups to Receive Boost From Website, Contest

The Tourism Ministry will introduce a website and contest—currently dubbed Mr. Clean City—later this month to better coordinate volunteer cleanup projects, but organizers worry the waste they collect won’t reach a proper disposal site.

‘Capture Project’ Portrays Trauma of Forest Wildlife Snares

A man dressed in red boxing shorts sits on the forest floor, his face grimacing in pain as the wire of a poaching snare winds tightly around his bloodied ankle, biting into his skin.

Four Men Arrested for Poipet Fake Money Scam

Four men, including a Frenchman and a Cameroonian, were arrested in Poipet City for attempting to take cash from a man with the promise of duplicating the notes, police said.

Young Business Leaders Recognized in Entrepreneur Awards

Five entrepreneurs in industries ranging from banking technology to dentistry were recognized for their leadership and innovation in a competition on Saturday.

Three Children Drown in Reservoir in Kandal

Two siblings and a third child who went to play in a reservoir in Kandal province’s Mok Kampoul district drowned on Sunday afternoon, a police official said on Tuesday.

Physics Students Win Big at Asean Science Comp

Six Cambodian physics students collectively won 14 medals, including one gold, at an Asean science competition in Hanoi last week, competing alongside China, Taiwan, South Korea and Switzerland, according to the Education Ministry.

Over 30 Chinese Nationals Arrested in Latest VoIP Scam Crackdown

Thirty-one Chinese nationals were arrested in three districts of Phnom Penh on Monday in the latest police crackdown on alleged fraudsters accused of operating a scam using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), according to a police report supplied by an immigration official.

Plans for Another ‘Hun Sen High School’ Renaming Canceled

A provincial governor’s request to rename a Siem Reap City high school after Prime Minister Hun Sen has been abandoned, according to an official and the school—a decision some have speculated was influenced by online criticism of the suggested change.

Two Men Arrested for Ministry Official’s Murder

Two Pursat men suspected in the murder of a Land Management Ministry official last month were arrested on Wednesday in the province’s Phnom Kravanh district, while three suspects remain at large, police officials said.

Preparations Officially Begin for Delayed 2019 Population Census

Seventy-five government officials officially kicked off preparations for the 2019 population census on Tuesday when they fanned out across 24 provinces and the capital to divide up the country into 120-household blocks.

Trash Is the Attraction in Bar, Hotel Featuring Street Art

On his way home from work in Siem Reap province several years ago, Riem Monisilong started choking and wheezing from a neighbor’s garbage fire. That was the last straw for the 35-year-old artist, who goes by Silong.

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Laos Bullish on Dams Despite Fatal Catastrophe

Renewable energy proponents have seized on the fatal collapse of a dam in Laos in their push to steer the country away from its hydropower “binge.”

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