The future of the Cambodia National Rescue Party – and its participation in the upcoming commune elections – was left uncertain yesterday after the Ministry of Interior ruled that a party congress held this month to elevate Kem Sokha to the post of president was against an older set of the party’s internal bylaws. It also asked the party to change its unofficial election slogan – “replace commune chiefs who serve the party with commune chiefs who serve the people” – claiming the phrase wasn’t in compliance with the Constitution, election laws, and the spirit of a democracy.
Following the deadly explosion at Levi’s supplier Zhen Tai Garment factory in the capital’s Sen Sok district on Wednesday, authorities yesterday arrested a factory employee for alleged negligence. The blast, which occurred in an industrial boiler and sent large pieces of debris flying for some 100 metres, killed Kor Samon, 48, and injured seven others. “We have detained a worker … for being careless,” district police chief Mak Hong said yesterday, adding that he was unaware of the specifics of the boiler from which the blast originated.
Almost one in every 100 children in Cambodia is living in a residential care institution, a number far higher than previous estimates, according to a new report in the British Medical Journal. Around 70 percent of the children in Cambodia’s orphanages are estimated to have at least one living parent, and the government has pledged to return 30 percent of orphanage residents back to their families by 2018. Researchers found that around 48,775 children live in residential care, a number far higher than the figure of 11,453 children the government previously presented.
Tucked away in an alley off of Mao Tse Tung Boulevard in the capital’s Chamkarmon district is a small temple that in recent years has found itself at the centre of a struggle for the spiritual and political control of an obscure Vietnamese religion known as Caodaism. In the temple’s courtyard stands a wooden and glass gazebo on which an empty pedestal once held the statue of Pham Cong Tac, considered to be a prophet-like figure and founder of the temple, the first in Cambodia. The statue had been there since 2015 until authorities removed it in January this year, at the request of the head priest.
Post Khmer Editor-in-Chief Kay Kimsong sat down with Dr In Channy, President and Group Managing Director of ACLEDA Bank Plc, to explore the main principle guiding Cambodia’s biggest bank.
At the launch of Phnom Penh's newest market, The Post spoke to customers and stallholders about what the hub of bars, food stalls, shops and live music will add to the city's nightlife.
"I believe that Cambodian people have creativity in their blood ... There will come a time where a Golden Age of cinema will come back."
Officials confirmed yesterday that two self-described journalists were placed in detention in Stung Treng’s provincial Forestry Administration headquarters for allegedly smuggling timber.
Cambodians and expats in the Kingdom’s biggest cities are increasingly finding convenience in using their computers or smartphones to order food and drinks to their homes and workplaces, fuelling demand for online meal delivery platforms
With outdoor space for children at a premium, Urban Space Playground offers an oasis in Tuol Kork and a lifeline to tired parents.
An excellent performance from Cambodia saw the Angkor Warriors put up a stiff fight before going down 3-2 in a five-goal thriller to an India side ranked 41 places above them in an international friendly on Wednesday evening.
Perhaps wary of compensation charges, three motorists flew the coop when their motorbike crashed head-on into another driver who suffered a broken leg in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district yesterday.
Beneath the palm trees of the grand Elephant Bar garden at Phnom Penh’s Raffles Hotel, female-run businesses came together to showcase their products and promote gender equality at an event for International Women’s Day.
Post Khmer Editor-in-Chief Kay Kimsong sat down with Dr In Channy, President and Group M