The first readings of the capital’s PM2.5 concentration, a major indicator of air quality, show that levels of the harmful particulates are “still low”, said Thiv Sophearith, chief of the Ministry of Environment’s Air Quality, Noise and Vibration Office, though an environmental specialist yesterday challenged how representative the readings were. In April Cambodia received its first air quality monitor, which detects ultra-fine airborne particles that contribute to dangerous forms of air pollution. The ministry’s readings showed particulate levels exceeded that benchmark on just one day in April, when the mean was 25.8 micrograms per cubic metre.
An Australian filmmaker jailed for alleged espionage in Cambodia claimed he was arrested without a warrant yesterday, as he was hauled to court for questioning. James Ricketson, 68, was arrested on June 3, a day after he was spotted flying a drone over an opposition election rally. He was held for almost a week before being charged with gathering information that could jeopardise Cambodia’s national security – a crime that carries a 10-year prison term. “They arrested me without a warrant, and they do not allow me to meet my lawyer,” Ricketson told reporters at Phnom Penh Municipal Court.
The British government has attempted to assuage the fears of least developed countries (LDCs) including Cambodia by assuring them that they will retain their trade privileges to the United Kingdom following the country’s exit from the European Union, something the International Labour Organization (ILO) has warned could put Cambodia’s critical garment and footwear industry on shaky footing. A statement released on Sunday said that despite Brexit, the UK would continue to commit to protect its current trade relations with LDCs, as well as building on existing trade agreements with the world’s poorest countries.
The ruling party seems to have a new target in its campaign to criticise the opposition party, taking aim at the very name of the Cambodia National Rescue Party. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Legal Documentation Centre on Tuesday, Deputy Prime Minister Bin Chhin reportedly accused the CNRP of lifting its name from his now-defunct Khmer Rescue newspaper. “The opposition party stole the name to [make their own], but it was my group’s newspaper,” Chhin was quoted as saying by pro-government media source Fresh News. Prime Minister Hun Sen himself first brought up the issue last week.
Cambodia’s National Election Committee last week rejected 33 of 61 complaints filed over the conduct of June 4’s commune election, according to a s
Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking
Take a drive north of Kampong Cham, past the dirt roads and the dense greenery.
Activist monks in Battambang who protested the arrest last week of fellow monk Horn Sophanny are claiming they are under surveillance by plainclo
Cambodian tax officials met with their counterparts in Hong Kong last week as part of the first round of discussions for drafting a double taxation agreement (DTA) aimed at preventing dual taxation and fiscal evasion, the General Departm
Three close friends embarked on a joint culinary venture in Tuol Tom Poung last month, hoping to bring both the signature food and aesthetic of Cambodia’s fishermen to the city’s urban dwellers.
South Korea’s Rio Olympics gold medallist Oh Hye-ri outclassed Sorn Seavmey 18-9 in the women’s -73 kg last 16 in the ongoing World Taekwondo Championships in the South Korean city of Muju yesterday.
A capital man was a bit early with his Halloween costume, and was caught trying to pass for a monk after donning a stolen robe on Monday.
Iphones and MP3s may come and go, but nothing quite beats the experience of watching a musician play live.
Located just off National Road 1 about 9km south of central Phnom Penh, Chol Chet — which means '