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Sat, 20 December 2014

Montagnards, UN finally meet

A group of eight Montagnard asylum seekers, hiding in Ratanakkiri’s Lumphat district since fleeing Vietnam in November, walked out of the jungle this morning to meet with UN officials sent to check on their condition, a rights group

A maid practises bathing a baby
Fri, 19 December 2014

Maids MoU signing no later than January

An agreement lifting the ban on recruitment agencies sending Cambodian citizens to Malaysia to work as maids will be signed at the end of this month or early next year.

Fri, 19 December 2014

ACU to tackle ghost workers

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) will devote itself to cleaning ministries of ghost workers and absentee officials in the coming year, an official said yesterday.

Fri, 19 December 2014

Refugee limbo: Montagnard mission still languishing

UN officials are still being blocked by provincial authorities from visiting a group of 13 desperate Montagnard asylum seekers hiding in the jungles of Ratanakkiri, more than a week after officials travelled to the northeastern prov

Fri, 19 December 2014

Wife, daughter slain by officer

A grim double murder-suicide has police in Battambang province looking for answers after a deputy military police chief shot dead his wife and 3-year-old daughter on Wednesday before turning the gun on himself.

Fri, 19 December 2014

Five years in jail for royal’s ‘abduction’

A 20-year-old was convicted yesterday for “abducting” his girlfriend, a 13-year-old princess from the Norodom branch of the royal family, to live with him in Thailand last year.

Fri, 19 December 2014

Gov’t announces new labour migration roadmap

Commemorating International Migrants Day yesterday, the government launched its second Labour Migration Policy, outlining new targets to regulate the Kingdom’s migrant workforce, while also noting that more than a third of its first

Voters look for their names
Fri, 19 December 2014

Registration refresher

A working group from the ruling and opposition parties is meeting today to discuss the possible implementation of modernised voter registration.

garbage for reusable waste
Fri, 19 December 2014

Waste situation potential ‘disaster’

Piles of garbage may finally be disappearing from Phnom Penh streets after a strike by the city's trash collectors, but Phnom Penh is headed for disaster within five years unless it gets its waste management on track, according to a

Authorities search a medical centre in Battambang’s Sangke district
Fri, 19 December 2014

PM doubts HIV outbreak

Despite government-administered tests in recent days showing that more than 100 people in Battambang have been infected with HIV, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that he was “99 per cent” sure the results are wrong.

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