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- Cambodia Bans Exports of Two Types of Sand From Koh Kong
Cambodia's government has permanently banned exports of sand for construction and sand mud from Koh Kong province amid impact concerns, but an environmental group on Tuesday urged it to end the export
- This Day in History: US Normalizes Diplomatic Relations With Vietnam
Twenty years after Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese, former President Bill Clinton announced the normalization of diplomatic relations with Vietnam.
"This moment offers us the opportunity to bind
- Cambodians Mark First Anniversary of Death of Kem Ley With Ceremonies, Processions
Cambodians held services in the capital Phnom Penh and elsewhere in the country on Monday marking the first-year anniversary of the death of prominent government critic and scholar Kem Ley and called
- Vietnam Failed Sailors Beheaded by Islamic Militants: Family, Neighbors
Vietnam's government should have done more to bring home two Vietnamese sailors executed last week after being held for nearly eight months by Islamic militants in the Philippines, family and neighbor
- Cambodia Amendment Effectively Cuts Sam Rainsy Ties to CNRP
Cambodia approved a controversial amendment to an electoral law Monday at a parliamentary session boycotted by opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmakers, effectively cutting off ties
- Cambodian Researchers Use Isotopic Technique to Help Farmers Increase Yields and Revenues
Cambodia is among a growing number of countries using such techniques to increase crop yields, optimize fertilizer use and evaluate varieties of rice, cereals and vegetables for their efficiency in ma
- Australian officer upholds tradition of service
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- With his father having served alongside the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam, it seemed a natural progression for Lt. Col. Leslie Juckel to enter the Au
- Less than half of global executives believe GDPR compliance is relevant to their business, while a fifth admit they don’t know – NTT Security Risk:Value report shows
LONDON, July 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Many global business decision makers are unaware of the implications of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well as other compl
- BroadSoft ประกาศเปิดงาน Connections 2017 ‘Rethink Innovation’ – การประชุมด้านการสื่อสารแบบครบวงจรในฐานะผู้ใช้บริก
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- Labiaplasty Is the World’s Fastest Growing Cosmetic Surgery Procedure, International Study Reports
An International Study Conducted by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Reveals Significant Growth in Labiaplasty as More Women Choose to Change the Appearance of Their Genital Area
- BroadSoft : Awarded 2017 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Hosted Telephony and UCC Services Platform Provider of the Year
(NASDAQ: BSFT) a global market leader in cloud business software for unified communication (UCaaS), and provider of collaboration and contact center as a service (CCaaS), announced that is has been se
- Briefs | Vietnam seizes 3 tons of ivory
Police in northern Vietnam have seized nearly 3 tons of ivory smuggled from South Africa in the latest action taken against the illegal trade. Thanh Hoa provincial police said the ivory was found in b
- BroadSoft Announces Connections 2017 ‘Rethink Innovation’ – World’s Largest Global Unified Communication as a Service Users Conference
Brings together world's leading UCaaS experts - senior service provider decision makers, industry analysts, technology press and market influencers...
- Finance: The world is now more unstable than during the Vietnam War
US-Russia relations . <br>Geopolitical risk indices are now at elevated levels relative to the last 100 years, according to chart shared by a Bernstein Energy & Power team led by Oswald Clin
- Khmer Rouge tribunal explains limits on prosecutions
The U.N.-backed Cambodian tribunal trying Khmer Rouge leaders for atrocities committed while they ruled the country has acknowledged that only a handful of former high-ranking officials will face just
- Gearing Up for Voter Registration
In Poipet near the Thai border to inform the people to register to vote between 1 September to 29 November, 2016. The commune election is scheduled for 4 June, 2017.
- Free the Five Human Rights Defenders
ASEAN MPs call for the release of human rights defenders in Cambodia A call from ASEAN parliamentarians
- Dear Hon. Prime Minister
- Cambodia at a Point of No Return
The New York Times by Mu Sochua
- A HERO FAREWELL
Sea of Mourners Carries Kem Ley Home
- Would Disgraced Official Have Gotten Free Ride?
- National Budget Used to Cover Sexual Assault?
Incredible! Government Official Assaulted Interpreter in Korea: Police
- You Can Not Jail My Conscience
Well known human rights defenders and election commission official taken to court today.
- Migrant Workers Overwhelm Passport Center
On a narrow side street on the outskirts of Phnom Penh on Tuesday, cars and tuk-tuks crept slowly along as hordes of pedestrians and motorbikes blocked their paths. Food carts and steady streams of customers lined the road.
- 11 Mondolkiri Top Brass Fingered in Timber Probe
A court investigation into illegal timber trafficking has targeted 11 provincial officials—including Mondolkiri’s heads of the military and military police, and potentially a court prosecutor—prompting the case’s transfer to Phnom Penh at the request of the justice minister, officials said on Tuesday.
- International Law Firm Sees Market for Second Citizenship
What do you get the Cambodian who has everything? Big house. Fancy car. A few million dollars in the bank?
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- Central Surveillance Control Room to Coordinate Crimewatch
Surveillance cameras set up throughout the capital will be synchronized and monitored nonstop from a central control room as part of a coordinated crimewatch effort between City Hall and the National Police, officials said on Tuesday.
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- More Than Arrests Needed to End Child Begging, NGOs Say
Anti-poverty NGOs on Tuesday said an adequate social safety net and change in the public’s attitude toward panhandling would be needed for Phnom Penh’s social affairs department to reach its goal of eliminating child begging in the capital by year’s end.
- Prime Minister Hits Back at Health, Internal Strife Claims
Prime Minister Hun Sen went on the attack against a Facebook user who claimed the premier was out of the country receiving medical treatment, branding him a gangster with the intention of sowing chaos.
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- Industry Experts Say Ecotourism Has Potential to Expand
As tourists’ itineraries veer toward nature resorts and jungle trekking, companies and conservationists are considering how they can define, develop and expand ecotourism and coastal tourism in Cambodia.
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- Surrogacy, Organ Trafficking at Top of Agenda
A half-year meeting of the National Committee for Counter Trafficking on Tuesday raised surrogacy and organ trafficking as the two foremost concerns for the year, an official said.
- Man Arrested, Another Sought in Fatal Robbery
Police arrested a 66-year-old man and were looking for his nephew on Tuesday after determining they lured a pair of motorbike dealers with a potential sale, then robbed and murdered them in Battambang province, according to police.
- Verdict Date Still Unclear in 2014 Tycoon Murder
More than two months after a verdict was due in the trial of a former military general and his bodyguards accused of the 2014 murder of a wealthy businessman in Phnom Penh, a lawyer and a court spokesman said on Tuesday that there was still no timetable for a judgment.
- Attempted Murder Charge Sought in Airport Row
A 25-year-old man accused of attacking a businessman with a meat cleaver outside the Phnom Penh airport was provisionally charged on Tuesday with attempted murder, Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Ly Sophana said in a text message.
- White Building Demolition to Start on July 17
The demolition of Phnom Penh’s condemned White Building will start on Monday, the Land Management Ministry announced on Tuesday, though the fate of more than 20 families still living in the complex remained uncertain.
- Drums, Bells Resound in Celebrations of Pre-Angkorian Sambor Prei Kuk
Drums and bells rang out across Cambodia on Monday morning to celebrate the approval of Kompong Thom province’s Sambor Prei Kuk pre-Angkorian temples as a World Heritage site.
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- Ceremony at Caltex Marks Kem Ley Murder Anniversary
About 30 human rights activists on Monday commemorated the anniversary of political analyst Kem Ley’s death at the Phnom Penh gas station where he was gunned down in broad daylight exactly a year earlier.
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- CPP Passes More Party Law Changes in Assembly
The ruling CPP on Monday passed contentious new rules that will make it illegal for the CNRP to even appear to be coordinating with popular opposition figure Sam Rainsy, in a National Assembly vote that was boycotted by the CNRP, which called the changes unconstitutional.
- Review: JC Airlines flight Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
Gone are the days of limited domestic flights in Cambodia. Now, there are any number of options for domestic flights in Cambodia: between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. JC Airlines is the latest addition to the market, … Continue reading
- Kampot Sunday roasts
The Sunday roast, an English staple, has found a home away from home here with the many expats in Kampot. Not one, not two, but three different restaurants fire up their ovens to bring that warm, comforting goodness every weekend. … Continue reading
- Ream National Park: Where to stay, what to see, and how to get there
Located just 18km east of Sihanoukville, Ream National Park covers 210 square kilometers of jungle, rivers, mangroves, and lush tropical islands. The park is also home to an amazing array of wildlife and marine life, including over 155 species of … Continue reading
- How to get from Battambang to Koh Kong through the Cardamom Mountains
Getting from Battambang to Koh Kong is not for the faint of heart. This trip, no matter how you do it, is long and grueling. But if you’ve got a few days to spare, it makes for an excellent adventure … Continue reading
- Review: Haven Training Restaurant, Siem Reap
Haven got its name because it’s a social-enterprise restaurant that offers training and safe shelter to disadvantaged young Cambodians. But it’s a haven for diners as well, providing both well-made Western favorites and some pretty authentic Cambodian specialties, using many … Continue reading
- Koh Kong sand exports permanently banned after volume discrepancies
The Ministry of Mines and Energy has permanently banned sand exports from Koh Kong province – eight months after it imposed a temporary ban following controversy over large discrepancies found in sand export figures to Singapore. Mines Minister Suy Sem on Monday signed a prakas and set of guidelines detailing the changes, though activists and... [full post]
- Busts on human trafficking double
Operations against human trafficking networks increased by a whopping 127 percent compared to the same period in 2016, according to a six-month report released yesterday by the National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT). The report states that in the first six months of 2017, authorities launched 66 “crackdowns” – or investigations and raids on...
- Naga profits hit jackpot again
NagaCorp’s winning streak shows no signs of letting up, with the Hong Kong-listed casino operator posting another impressive half-year result, reporting profits up more than 20 percent year-on-year during the first six months of 2017 on a surge in VIP rollings and visits to its main gaming floor. Gross gaming revenue soared nearly 40 percent... [full post]
- China’s appetite driving rice export growth as demand continues to outstrip supply
Cambodian rice exports increased marginally during the first half of the year as export companies push to fulfil higher quotas destined for China. Rice exports totalled 288,562 tonnes in the first six months of the year, an increase of 7.6 percent compared to the same time last year, according to the latest data published by... [full post]
- Tribunal’s edited decision on Im Chaem draws ire
International tribunal monitors have slammed what they call the Khmer Rouge tribunal’s lack of transparency in the wake of a heavily redacted decision to dismiss the case against former Khmer Rouge district secretary Im Chaem. The lengthy document – many pages of it redacted – was intended to outline the rationale for why Chaem fell... [full post]
- Top-heavy RCAF mints 87 new generals
In its fourth round of promotions this year, the government has approved the more than 100 increases in rank for the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, elevating 87 officers to the level of one-star brigadier general and promoting 27 to two-star major general. The promotions were announced in the June edition of the Royal Gazette and... [full post]
- Join The Post as a reporter/sub-editor
The Post Media Supplement Department is looking for a full-time reporter/ sub-editor. Job description: Applicants must have interest and ability in covering a broad range of topics including property, finance, business, ICT, education and lifestyle. Applicants must also have an understanding of the media business and be able to think of themselves as cross-...
- Speed Pay has plans for cash in a digital age
Speed Pay Plc, a newly licensed electronic payments service provider (PSP), is gearing up to join the ranks of mobile platforms tapping into Cambodia’s nascent digital payment sector. While not yet operational, the company held a launch ceremony on Friday to announce its licensing under a recently overhauled set of laws that put in place... [full post]
- Activists fear dredging in wildlife sanctuary
Activists and a fisherman yesterday claimed that a company has started sand dredging within a wildlife sanctuary in Koh Kong, despite a standing ban on sand exports from companies operating in coastal areas. The alleged activities are in the same area where dredging vessels were spotted about a week ago in the vicinity of a... [full post]
- Celebrating heritage
A monk participates in a drum beating ceremony held yesterday in Phnom Penh to celebrate the listing of Kampong Thom’s Sambor Prei Kuk as a new Unesco World Heritage Site. The temple, dating to the Chenla era, is considered by archaeologists to be an area of Cambodia where a uniquely Khmer culture began to emerge... [full post]
- Teen claims innocence but only had a leg to stand on
Trying to show off backfired for a teen in Preah Sihanouk province when he crashed with an Italian man while riding his friend’s motorbike. Borrowing the scooter to demonstrate his expertise, the youth was weaving through traffic when he hit another bike and fell to the pavement. The foreigner was slightly injured, while the youth’s... [full post]
- Home is where the heat is, these dealers discover
Phnom Penh pushers in Prek Pra commune didn’t look far for a place to peddle their product yesterday when patrolling police peeped them passing packets in front of their place of residence. Roving officers caught two suspects dealing outside the house, and then went inside to find four others using the substance. Eight bags were... [full post]
- Student caught dealing outside karaoke parlour
One Sihanoukville drug dealer’s school career didn’t teach him how to conceal his side business as he was arrested for selling his stuff outside a karaoke bar on Sunday. The 26-year-old grade 12 student was spotted by police loitering outside the establishment, so they conducted a search that netted 10 bags of drugs and two... [full post]
- Bystanders round up pair of purse snatchers
A mother-daughter outing took a disastrous turn but was saved when capital bystanders took down two bag snatchers. Driving on Sunday in Chamkarmon district, the two women were followed by a duo that swerved close and came away with a handbag. The unlucky ladies wiped out but fellow riders witnessed the chaos and corralled the... [full post]
- Cops put in good scare to easily frightened man
A spooked assistant turned out to be the one giving a capital security guard the creeps when he was arrested for trespassing early yesterday. After his driving partner left the Choam Chao commune guesthouse room they were sharing, the man was scared he would be joined by ghosts, so he went for a walk along... [full post]
- Tanker filled with timber
A petrol tanker truck was found with more than 2,000 pieces of luxury rosewood stashed inside its tank when it was intercepted by authorities in Phnom Penh last week, National Military Police spokesman Eng Hy said yesterday. “The Military Police forces halted a truck carrying timber on July 7,” Hy said. “On July 8, experts... [full post]
- Cassava poisoning kills girl, 2
A 2-year-old girl died on Sunday and nine other people remained hospitalised yesterday in Oddar Meanchey province after being poisoned by cassava, a local official said yesterday. Nhem Bunchan, Ou’Tamaeng village chief, identified the toddler as Heng Leang, who died while being transported to Anlong Veng District Referral Hospital. Her siblings, Heng Hean...
- REITs could offer investors a piece of the real estate boom
The Kingdom’s property sector is booming, but investment in commercial real estate and high-grade rental assets is capital-intensive, providing few opportunities for smaller investors. However, a new investment tool may be on the horizon that will allow a pool of individual investors to earn income from commercial real estate without having to actually buy...
- Government approves law to guarantee energy purchase
The National Assembly approved a draft law yesterday that will guarantee the state’s purchase of electricity from two large-scale private energy projects, protecting the investments against any loss resulting from political instability. The proposed legislation mandates a power purchase agreement for electricity distributed by a 220-kilometre transmission...
- Ministry to use ‘experts’ to review exam grading
Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron said yesterday that next month’s Grade 12 high school exams will largely follow the same process as the past few years, though a spokesman noted that new subject “experts” will be introduced to help spot grading errors. “So far, the ministry has set out measures to strengthen both the examining... [full post]
- CPP assembly members vote for ‘Anti-Rainsy’ law
The National Assembly swiftly passed controversial new measures yesterday to effectively ban former opposition leader Sam Rainsy from the political arena or from bolstering the opposition’s firepower ahead of next year’s elections. The amendments to the Law on Political Parties are the second round of changes this year, following an earlier amendment that...
- Logging probe moved to capital
A high-profile investigation into corruption charges levelled against Mondulkiri police officials for colluding with Vietnamese timber traders has been transferred from the provincial court to Phnom Penh due to a lethargic investigation by local police, many of whom are involved in the case, a court spokesman said yesterday. The case dates to March, when a...
- Im Chaem filing short on reasoning
Investigating judges at the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday released their highly anticipated – and heavily redacted – reasoning for throwing out the case against former Khmer Rouge district secretary Im Chaem. In February, the judges took the unprecedented step of dismissing Chaem’s case – in which she stood accused of a slew of crimes against... [full post]
- PM addresses rumours of treatment in Singapore
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday hit back at claims that he has been out of the country since the start of this month for health reasons, posting a statement and pictures to Facebook of himself relaxing with family and party insiders in what appears to be Singapore. Three consecutive Council of Ministers meetings have been... [full post]
- Kem Ley memorial allowed
As slain political commentator Kem Ley’s memorial service wound down at his family home in Takeo province yesterday, around 50 civil society members and unionists held a short prayer ceremony at the Caltex petrol station where he was gunned down last year, a day after a similar gathering was met by around 40 district security... [full post]
- Stung Treng prepares for bridge dismantling
Stung Treng provincial authorities have vowed to demolish the Sre Pok Bridge ahead of the testing of the Lower Sesan II dam – which will submerge a number of villages – and warned that police will be deployed should villagers protest. Provincial Deputy Governor Duong Pov yesterday visited a village in Kbal Romea commune, one... [full post]
- Convicted Kampong Cham teacher still free
Three weeks after a third arrest warrant was issued for a teacher convicted of sexually assaulting young students in Kampong Cham, police have still failed to arrest him, with the deputy provincial police chief claiming yesterday he had not received a warrant. Kem Chan Chhen, a former teacher in Kampong Cham province, was found guilty... [full post]
- Siem Reap chief locked out of office by predecessor
More than a week after newly elected commune chiefs were sworn in, an opposition commune chief in Siem Reap has complained that his predecessor had locked the office he was meant to occupy, impeding his administrative work. The Cambodia National Rescue Party’s Sala Kamroeuk commune chief, Chen Sokngeng, said the outgoing commune chief, Sam Lan,... [full post]
- Cambodia draw tough group for SEA Games
Cambodia face a tough footballing test at the South-east Asian Games in Malaysia next month after being drawn in a six-team Group B that includes three of the four semifinalists from Singapore 2015, the last edition of the regional sporting showpiece. At the official draw in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, the Angkor Warriors found themselves... [full post]
- Michael Hayes, an unlikely publisher with an enduring legacy
One of The Post’s former contributors reflects on the improbable origins of the country’s first English-language paper – and the equally improbable phenomenon of a newspaper owner who was actually liked by his staff More than two decades ago, American Michael Hayes arrived in Cambodia with his then-wife Kathleen and their life savings of about... [full post]
- Guardians of the truth, disruptors of the status quo
For four decades I have written stories only for The Age in Melbourne and other Fairfax Media publications, with one notable exception. When Michael Hayes founded The Phnom Penh Post in 1992, I offered to become an unpaid bureau chief, filing variously from Canberra, Melbourne, Jakarta and Darwin, over many years.It was a great honour... [full post]
- Saluting Michael Hayes and The Phnom Penh Post
Milton Osbourne, one of the Kingdom’s pre-eminent historians, recalls a time when The Post was one of the few windows onto Cambodian affairs, and when an annual sit-down with founder Michael Hayes was a ‘mandatory’ refresher My first encounter with Michael Hayes, and so with The Phnom Penh Post, occurred in 1994, a time when... [full post]
- Cambodia, the Kingdom of complexities
I arrived in Phnom Penh in 2001, drawn here largely by the fact that I wanted to be near China but not in it. Cambodia seemed a good choice. I had also hoped to freelance a story about ethnic minority Montagnards fleeing Vietnam’s repressive highlands for Cambodian refugee camps as coffee plantations extended into their... [full post]
- CSCC a leader in construction field within a decade
The name Cana Sino has a foreign ring to it but in fact, this large-scale construction company has its origins in Cambodia. Having completed many milestone projects in the Kingdom, Cano Sino Construction Corporation (CSCC) has now set its sights on further developing the nation. Deputy general director of CSCC Lai Long Zhao said that... [full post]
- The war is over, but in the political battle that remains, laws are an effective weapon
Twenty-five years ago today, when reporter Sara Colm wrote the lead story of The Phnom Penh Post’s first edition, violence reigned supreme. Cambodians campaigning ahead of the 1993 elections, and those preparing to vote, were met with threats, intimidation or death. The Khmer Rouge remained armed and entrenched in their border strongholds. Factions...
- ‘Chaotic’ Phnom Penh was built on a wing and a prayer – and an occasional police baton
The Pearl of Asia. Paris of the East. The monikers are today synonymous with Phnom Penh under the French and the Golden Era under Prince Norodom Sihanouk until the 1970s. The small but bustling city boasted grand boulevards, a thriving cultural scene and an emerging skyline dotted with Vann Molyvann’s “New Khmer” architectural creations. It... [full post]
- Breaking: Assembly passes Party Law changes targeting Rainsy
Cambodia's National Assembly swiftly passed controversial new laws this morning to effectively ban former opposition leader Sam Rainsy from the political arena, and to forbid the Cambodia National Rescue Party from using his near-ubiquitous image in their campaign material and logos. The amendments to the Law on Political Parties are the second round of...
- Passport fees to be investigated
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has officially instructed the Cambodian Embassy in Malaysia to investigate agencies that ask for exorbitant passport renewal fees for workers there, according to a statement released on Friday, though some sources said corruption in the Passport Department itself is part of the problem. The Post reported late last month that...
- Sesan residents settle on new relocation site
Over a hundred families in Stung Treng province’s Srekor and Kbal Romea communes said yesterday that they have located around 2,000 hectares to relocate to when a scheduled test run for the Lower Sesan II dam this week leaves their villages flooded. The villagers have refused compensation to relocate to resettlement sites for people affected... [full post]
- Security firms grow with economy
Cambodia’s rapid economic growth has fuelled a growing demand for private security guards to protect businesses and new real estate developments – and the high-profile people behind them. The Post’s Matthieu de Gaudemar sat down with John Muller, managing director of Global Security Solutions (GSS) and a pioneer of private security in Cambodia, to discuss...
- Despite Winning Freedom, Many Former Fishing Slaves Struggle
At least one Cambodian tried to hang himself.
- Incoming Opposition Council Chiefs Locked Out on First Day at Work
The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party won 489 out of 1,646 commune chief positions in the June 4 election.
- Cambodia Passes Further Changes to Political Parties Law Targeting Former Opposition Leader
The former opposition president, Sam Rainsy, though not named during the debate around the changes, is thought to be the target of the amendments.
- Khmer Rouge Tribunal Explains Limits on Prosecutions
The U.N.-backed Cambodian tribunal trying Khmer Rouge leaders for atrocities committed while they ruled the country acknowledged Monday that only a handful of former high-ranking officials will face justice for their crimes. The tribunal explained in a statement the dismissal in February of a case against Im Chaem, a middle-ranking Khmer Rouge district chief whom... [full post]
- A Year After Kem Ley Murder, Mourners Struggle to Come to Terms With Loss
Kem Ley was a regular feature of pro-opposition and independent talk radio stations, where he often made comments critical of the government.
- Cambodian Temple Site Gets UNESCO World Heritage Status
The U.N. cultural organization added an ancient temple site in Cambodia to its world heritage list, the government said on Sunday, bringing the number of heritage sites in the Southeast Asian country to three. Sambor Prei Kuk, or "temple in the richness of the forest" in the Khmer language, located 206 km (128 miles) north... [full post]
- Opposition to Boycott Parliament Debate on Political Parties Law Changes
Eng Chhay Eang says the CNRP will not attend the session because “the intention of the new rules is to narrow the CNRP’s path [to election victory].”
- Gov’t Issues Aid Order Over Fresh Migrant Worker Deportations
Last week Cambodia closed cross-border routes used by migrant workers to prevent further economic migration to Thailand and curb illicit goods smuggling.
- Thai PM Halts Migrant Labor Law After Protests
Thailand’s military government has been forced to set a six-month grace period for new migrant labor laws with harsh penalties, after protests and panic among workers and employers. Migrant labor has a crucial place in the Thai economy, with up to 2.7 million workers from neighboring Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia working in fisheries, construction, agriculture,... [full post]
- Cambodia ‘Needs 1 Million More Homes By 2030’
The population in Cambodia’s capital city is estimated to increase by more than 50 percent, to 7.9 million by 2030.
- Election Monitors Issued Warning Over Critical Report
The letters ordered the groups to halt their activities and said the Situation Room was an unregistered organization and in breach of the law.
- Family of Late Kem Ley Holds Ceremony to Honor His Memory
The family of Cambodian activist Kem Ley holds a Buddhist ceremony in remembrance of their "hero" as his widow and five sons journey to an undisclosed country. VOA Khmer's Sok Khemara reports.
- Government Rejects Report Accusing it of Rights Violations
The Licadho report went on to detail what it said was the routine shutting down of peaceful protests and inflammatory rhetoric in the run up to local elections last month.
- Members of Parliament Call for Further Changes to Political Parties Law
The political parties law was amended before the election to block people with criminal records from leading political parties.
- As New Councilors Start Work, Some Express Hopes for Collaboration
The ruling Cambodian People’s Party won 1,156 seats to the CNRP’s 489, with one seat also won by the Khmer National United Party.
- Release of Detained Activists on Bail Does Not go Far Enough: Analysts
They were arrested in early May last year and charged with allegedly bribing a witness in a case against opposition leader Kem Sokha.
- Ice Age Art, Bauhaus Buildings Highlight German UNESCO Hopes
Two sites with cultural treasures separated by more than 40,000 years — caves with art dating to the Ice Age and buildings designed by a Bauhaus master less than 100 years ago — highlight Germany's submissions for the prestigious World Heritage Site designation by the U.N.'s cultural agency, UNESCO. The six caves are in the... [full post]
- Opposition Election Campaign Director Sought Over Alleged Violence
Morn Phalla told VOA Khmer he was unaware of any violence being reported during the election campaign, which he organized for the opposition.
- Hun Sen Uses CPP Anniversary to Attack Election Monitors
The prime minister slammed the Situation Room, a collection of election monitoring NGOs, for painting the Cambodian political landscape as “gloomy”.
- Ambitious Cambodian Dance Troupe Honors Artistic Traditions in New Ways
Prumsodun Ok, a Cambodian-American born to refugee parents, knew he wanted to be an “apsara” dancer from the age of 4, when he was entranced by a performance captured on one of his family’s home movies. No matter that the dance dated back to the seventh century, or that traditionally apsaras were beautiful, heaven-born females,... [full post]