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Factories Offer $11 Wage Increase; Unions Stick to Demands

A coalition of garment factory owners offered to increase the minimum wage for garment workers by $11 per month, from $61 to $72, during...

Thai Representative Meets With Koh Kong ‘Blood Sugar’ Families

Some 200 Koh Kong farmers locked in a long-running land dispute with two sugar plantations met Tuesday with a representative of the Thailand-based owners...

Rubber Firm Clears Kreung Land, Sparking Latest Complaint

Representatives of nearly 200 ethnic Kreung families living in Ra­tanakkiri province’s O’Chum district on Tuesday filed a complaint with local rights group Adhoc, accusing...

Bird Flu Death Toll Rises to Eight

A 35-year-old man from Kompong Cham province has become the eighth person to die from avian influenza since January 21, in the worst single...

Finance Minister Lauds Boeng Kak’s Tax Bill

The Finance Ministry has sent a letter to well-known businesswoman Choeung Sopheap thanking her for paying her taxes on the highly controversial filling in...

Police Accuse Teacher of Defamation Over Facebook Post

Police in Phnom Penh have summonsed for questioning a schoolteacher who they accuse of defaming officers in a post on the social networking site...

NagaWorld Workers on Strike After Firings

More than 500 workers from Phnom Penh’s NagaWorld Casino demonstrated on Monday, in what was their fourth straight day of strike action in front...

Spirits, Possessions Mark End to Chinese New Year

Known as the Hei Neak Ta, or Spirit Parade, Cambodia holds a festival every year to mark the official end of the Chinese New Year. While the holiday is known as the Lantern festival in other parts of Asia, and is celebrated solely on the 15th day of the lunar calendar, festivities in Cambodia can go on for three to four days and often feature elaborate parades with a wide range of spirit mediums.

Details of Agreement for New Jet Still Elusive

Details on the government’s acquisition of a new private airliner remained elusive on Monday with officials saying that only Prime Minister Hun Sen and...

Thailand Denies Hun Sen’s Claims of Rising Border Tensions

A Thai official on Sunday denied that tensions with Cambodia over contested borderland were on the rise, despite a surprise warning from Prime Minister...

Hun Sen Says Chinese Companies Not Favored, Just First Served

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday lauded his government’s strong ties with China, but said Cambodia does not give Chinese companies any preferential treatment....

Rainsy Tells Election Observers to Stay Away

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy has appealed to the international community to refrain from sending observers to Cambodia’s national elections in July so as not to lend legitimacy to the poll. The call comes as foreign governments and international organizations already appear reticent to send observers to monitor the vote.

Agreement for Government’s Jet Not Yet Signed

In the latest clarification from the government on the subject of its new private airliner, a senior aviation official said yesterday that the French-made...

Hun Sen Warns Thais May Use Force Over Preah Vihear

Prime Minister Hun Sen warned on Friday that he feared Thailand would deploy armed forces if the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The...

Rights Groups Decry Bar Association Gag Order

The Bar Association of Cam­bodia (BAKC) came under more fire on Friday for what three local hu­man rights groups said is an at­tempt to...

Artifacts Tie Historical Thread Between Cambodia, Neighbors

Withstanding wars, looting and occupations for centuries, mighty stone lions with curly fur and open jaws protected the temples of Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. Over...

Amnesty International Starts Petition for Sonando

Amnesty International on Thurs­day issued a call to action, urging people to appeal to Prime Minister Hun Sen and other high-ranking government officials for...

Government’s New Jet Not Purchased but Leased

The day after the government’s new private airliner made its inaugural flight from Phnom Penh In­ternational Airport, senior officials on Friday moved to correct...

Government Has 13 Payment Guarantees for Energy Projects

A CPP lawmaker said on Thursday that the government has signed 13 payment guarantees to companies constructing coal-fired power plants and hydropower dams in...

National Bank of Cambodia Reports Lending Surge in 2012

Lending by commercial banks in Cambodia grew by more than one-third last year, according to figures provided by the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC)...

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Cambodia’s Angkor Wat named as world’s best-rated landmark for 2018

Travel website TripAdvisor has placed Cambodia's ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat as the world's No. 1 landmark in the 2018 Traveler's Choice Awards, the Apsara Authority, which manages the ancient site, said in a news release on Thursday.

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