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PM, Funcinpec to sue ex-deputy PM over leaked phone call

Former Funcinpec official Lu Lay Sreng apologises for allegedly insulting the King in a video posted to Facebook on Saturday.

Hun Sen and Funcinpec will file lawsuits against former Deputy Prime Minister Lu Lay Sreng following the leak of a private phone conversation in which he disparaged the King and accused Funcinpec of taking money to accept the opposition’s National Assembly seats in the event of its dissolution. On Saturday, anti-opposition Facebook page Seiha published a recording of a conversation between former Funcinpec officials Lay Sreng and Ky Lum Ang, in which they discussed Lay Sreng’s plan to meet with King Norodom Sihamoni and ask him to relieve political tensions in the Kingdom.

CMAC lashes out at US comments

CMAC officials earlier this month work to neutralise an unexploded tear gas bomb discovered in Svay Rieng province.

Government demining bodies have reacted to a United States Embassy statement on US-made chemical weapons uncovered in Svay Rieng, accusing the embassy of distorting facts and evading responsibility for its wartime legacy. On Thursday, the embassy accused Cambodia of attempting to politicise the presence of American tear gas bombs in Koki commune, claiming Cambodian authorities knew about the bombs “for many years” and had received training from US experts on their safe removal. The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority responded the same day, repeating claims that the bombs were only discovered in January.

Business Insider: Agro Ministry wants to keep it local

Kean Sophea, deputy director of the Department of Horticulture and Subsidiary Crops at the Ministry of Agriculture, speaks at his home last week.

In a move to support the growth of domestic farming, the government in June of 2016 launched its $20 million Boosting Food production programme. The Post’s Cheng Sokhorng sat down with Kean Sophea, deputy director of the Department of Horticulture and Subsidiary Crops at the Ministry of Agriculture, to discuss the programme and its challenges. PPP: What does the programme focus on in the agriculture sector, and in which provinces do you operate? KS: The programme focuses on two main sectors. The first is production of fragrant paddy rice seeds and promotion of fragrant rice as a Cambodian export, and to that end we’re operating in 11 provinces including Takeo, Kampong Speu ...

‘Teach for Cambodia’ launches

Teach for Cambodia founder Monirath Siv (left), Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron (centre) and TFC founding board chair Larry Strange attend the launch of Teach for Cambodia on Friday.

Monirath Siv first saw the urgent need for a pipeline of qualified and committed teachers in Cambodia when he became aware of a “learning crisis” that could impact the country’s development, especially given its disproportionately young population. Now, after three years of planning, that pipeline is set to open following the Friday launch of Siv’s independent organisation, Teach for Cambodia, which aims to train teachers to become future educational leaders. “Primary and secondary education is high-stakes,” he said. As Siv sees it, the crisis stems from various contributing factors, such as socioeconomic challenges, a persistent teacher shortage, substandard teaching quality and poor school leadership.

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