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Students at Wat Poh
Mon, 2 March 2015

Teachers to get wage hike

Cambodia's woefully underpaid high-school and primary-school teachers will receive a $37 increase to their base salary by the end of May, the government revealed on Monday.

Montagnards from Vietnam pose for a photo in Ratanakkiri
Mon, 2 March 2015

Refugee helper missing

A Cambodian national who was allegedly arrested on Thursday alongside dozens of Montagnard asylum seekers remained missing yesterday, while those sent back to Vietnam were reportedly abused by authorities for their attempted escape.

Mon, 2 March 2015

Parties finish draft electoral law

Putting a cap on months of negotiations, representatives from the Cambodian People’s Party and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party finalised a draft election reform law on Saturday, dodging a threat from Prime Minister Hun

Mon, 2 March 2015

Vocational skills to join high school curriculum

Vocational skills are due to be added to the state curriculum next year in an attempt to improve graduates’ job prospects, Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron has said.

Mon, 2 March 2015

Three men arrested, one shot by Thai forces

A Cambodian national was shot and two others arrested in Thailand last week while allegedly smuggling drugs across the border, officials said yesterday.

Environmental activist Ven Vorn (second from right) thumbprints a court summons
Mon, 2 March 2015

Activist summoned over alleged crimes

Just days after Spanish environmentalist Alex Gonzalez-Davidson was ejected from the country after officials refused to renew his visa, a prominent Areng Valley activist has been summoned to appear in court for unspecified “forest c

Mon, 2 March 2015

Suspected trafficker busted at airport

Anti-human trafficking officials arrested a woman at the Phnom Penh International Airport on Saturday as she was allegedly in the process of trafficking five women – one of them underage – into sex slavery in Malaysia, police said

People sit in front of their rented room in Phnom Penh
Mon, 2 March 2015

Group to mull rent controls

The ruling and opposition parties announced on Saturday the creation of a new working group to discuss a bipartisan plan to table a rent control law that will regulate rising housing prices and sudden rental hikes for all tenants in

Mon, 2 March 2015

Community prays to river to halt dam work

Hundreds of villagers who will be affected by the currently under-construction Lower Sesan II hydropower dam yesterday held a blessing ceremony in Stung Treng province to call on the spirit of the river to intervene and stop the pro

People at a concert at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium
Mon, 2 March 2015

Risk of hearing loss increasing: experts

Increasing exposure to damaging sound levels in recreational areas and the unsafe use of personal audio devices are putting Cambodians, especially teenagers and young adults, at a high risk of hearing loss, health experts said yeste

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