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Cambodia electricity shortage cripples small businesses

Large parts of Cambodia have had to endure hours of daily power outages after the country's main provider said it was unable to meet demand due to dry weather. Small businesses are suffering the most.

Cambodia gets serious about its illegal ivory trade

The director-general of the Cambodian Department of Customs and Excise, Kun Nhim directed all branch directors to intensify their efforts and crack down on ivory smuggling.

Sustainable development by 2030: Achievable in Cambodia and Asia and the Pacific

Cambodia’s recent development story has much in common with the broader region. Phenomenal growth has changed its economy and society beyond recognition.

Siem Reap landmine museum receives additional 385 UXO

The authorities have allowed 385 units of unexploded ordnance (UXO) to be displayed at Siem Reap’s Cambodia Landmine Museum, Chhun Bora, the training manager at Cambodia Self Help Demining said on Wednesday.

Minister hits out at low driver standards

Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol said on Tuesday that 98 per cent of Cambodia’s tuk-tuk and PassApp drivers do not have driving licences and have a poor awareness of the road traffic law.

Op-Ed: The Kampuchean Lobbyist

State Senator Doug Ericksen is once again pushing the envelope of legislative integrity by signing a $500,000-per-year contract to lobby state and federal lawmakers on behalf of the Cambodian government.

Cambodian PM’s proposed reforms show why EU sanctions will fail

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced a series of economic reformslast week to reinforce the economy in the event that the European Union (EU) revokes a key preferential trade program. 

Hun Manet in Hawaii counter-terrorism visit

Lieutenant General Hun Manet, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and the commander of the army’s infantry, is to visit the US from April 8 to 12 to attend the Pacific Area Special Operations Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Cambodia raises concerns over swine fever outbreak 

Specialists at Cambodia's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries  have raised concerns over African swine fever spreading from Ratanakkiri to its three border provinces – Mondulkiri, Kratie and Stung Treng.

Neo-Nazi website founder must return to US to face lawsuit

A neo-Nazi website operator is not excused from returning to the United States for questioning under oath in a lawsuit accusing him of orchestrating an anti-Jewish "troll storm" against a Montana real estate agent's family, a federal judge has ruled.

‘Digital government’ systems being gradually implemented

The Kingdom is steadily implementing “digital government” systems to manage society by using modern computer techniques that require more skilled human resources, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on Monday.

Electricity Failure Leads to New Hydropower Projects in Cambodia 

Amidst the strain on the country’s electricity grid, which has led to nationwide electricity failure over a few weeks in the past, the Cambodian government on Friday approved the hydropower dam and solar energy plant projects in the country.

Ex-Khmer Rouge leader in Cambodia embraces Christianity

Like some other elderly cadres, 76-year-old grandmother seeks solace in God's forgiveness but refuses to repent for past crimes.

China slowdown could hamper growth, tourism key: brokerage

While the pace of growth in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) has outpaced the rest of Asean, expanding at an average of 6 percent compared to 4.6pc elsewhere in the region, the CLMV bloc is “not immune” to the current slowdown in China, according to Singapore-based brokerage Maybank Kim Eng in an April 5 note to its clients.

Quality Free Health Care Remains Elusive for Poorest Cambodians

The Cambodian government claims the IDPoor program has been a success, with more than 600,000 Equity Cards — also known as poverty cards and cards for the poor — having been distributed to households across the country, benefiting an estimated 2 million people.

Cambodia to Face Hardship if it Loses EU Trade Preferences, Interior Minister Says

Cambodia will face severe economic hardship if the European Union proceeds with threatened plans to suspend beneficial trade preferences, Cambodian Interior Minister Sar Kheng said Monday, calling the expected move a matter of “regret.”

Cambodian Activist Urges Authorities to Free Son, Villagers Detained Amid Land Dispute

An activist from northern Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province on Monday urged authorities to release his son and other villagers who were detained amid an ongoing land dispute with an agro-industrial company.

Archaeologists unearth ancient Funan burial site in Prey Veng town in Cambodia

Archaeologists have unearthed six ancient graves in Tnort Tret village, in Prey Veng town's Takor commune, concluding that the tombs date from the Funan era between the first and fifth centuries AD.

Thailand ramps up fight against forced labour with stricter law

Thailand, which has come under scrutiny for slavery and trafficking in its seafood industry, has added "forced labour or service" as an offence in its anti-human trafficking law.

Cambodian teacher filmed taking students’ money disciplined

A Cambodian primary school teacher in capital Phnom Penh has been removed from her job after a video of her illicitly collecting money from students circulated online, an Education Ministry spokesman said on Monday. 

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Cambodia’s Ruling Party Backs Off Threats to ‘Extradite’ Opposition Demonstrators From...

Cambodia’s ruling party has backed off of earlier threats it would request that the government of South Korea extradite members of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) as they gather in Gwangju this weekend in protest of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s regime.