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The headquarters of the National Bank of Cambodia in Phnom Penh. According to classified US State Department cables, the bank’s Financial Intelligence Unit faces serious challenges in cracking down on money laundering in the Kingdom.

Money launderer’s dream
Agency tasked with monetary crimes has yet to probe a single company

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Rainsy to ‘rearrange’ Kingdom

Cambodia National Rescue Party president Sam Rainsy participates in a Pchum Ben ceremony commemorating those killed in a 1997 grenade attack on an opposition rally. Photo supplied

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy held a Pchum Ben ceremony yesterday for the spirits of those killed in the still-unsolved 1997 grenade attack on an opposition rally, promising attendees that should his party win in 2018, he would “rearrange” the coun

Testy rebuke to UN on LANGO

Activists and NGO members protest against the controversial Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations in July. On Friday, the UN cautioned the government to implement the law fairly.

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday passed a resolution on “Advisory Services and Technical Assistance” to Cambodia at its 30th session in Geneva, provoking a defensive response from the Kingdom over the body’s comments on the recently passed NG

In Lille teen Cambodian graffiti artists exhibiting alongside country's best

Kimchean Koy recontextualised a common image from Phnom Penh’s streets on a wall in Lille.

The work of Kimchean Koy and David Myers, both 17, has been put on display in France alongside some of Cambodia’s most famous artists

‘Long-term’ key in garment worker wage negotiations

Garment worker unions are seeking a minimum wage of $168 per month.

In June, William Conklin was appointed country director of the NGO Solidarity Center, which works to build consensus and capacity among Cambodia’s unions, provides legal support for union leaders and is lobbying the government to institute a n

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Floating away

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Chea Sim cremated

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Exports up 20% in H1 on Europe purchases

Cambodian exports saw a nearly 20 per cent increase for the first half of the year, as garment shipments to the European Union led the way in making up for a decrease in exports to the United States, according to a new Ministry of Commer