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Children try to escape the afternoon heat by playing in a canal in Kandal province earlier this year.

Another drought year in store for Cambodia
Cooler period to arrive late, end early as El Niño continues rampage

A shop vendor hands over a plastic bag of goods at a market in central Phnom Penh yesterday. UNESCO, in partnership with the government, will launch an education campaign on Friday to reduce the use of plastic bags in the Kingdom.

New campaign will fight plastic bag blight
New incentives for consumers, supermarkets to cut back on waste

Quote of the day

Mekong River Commission technical adviser Ian Thomas, warning of the unprecedented severity of this year’s El Niño


Toll road company has family ties to CPP senator

Motorists travel past a newly finished section of toll booths on Veng Sreng Boulevard last week.

The multimillion-dollar project to revamp Phnom Penh’s Veng Sreng toll road for profit is being carried out by a company controlled by the brother-in-law of ruling Cambodian People’s Party Senator Lao Meng Khin.

Kandal SEZ worker dies after bout of dizziness

Garment workers receive medical treatment late last week at a referral hospital near the Special Economic Zone in Kandal province.

A woman who left work on Friday with severe dizziness amid a mass fainting of factory workers in Kandal province’s 7NG Special Economic Zone died two days later, according to her family.

Rice wine kills two, sickens dozens in Kratie

People sit in the shade with intravenous fluids in Kratie province on the weekend after they consumed rice wine at a funeral that was believed to contain methanol.

Two people died and some 44 more were hospitalised after consuming bad rice wine at a funeral ceremony in Kratie’s Sambor district on Saturday, according to local authorities.

Internet firms to lose licences

People surf the internet at a cafe in Phnom Penh late last year. The Kingdom’s telecom regulator has said that 34 companies have until the end of the month to prove they are providing services to customers or their licences will be revoked.

Cambodia's telecom regulator will strip the operating permits of more than 30 private companies licensed to provide internet and Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) services unless they can demonstrate that they are commercially active and operati

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CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".

Floating away

Floating away

An ethnically Vietnamese community that has lived on the water in Phnom Penh for decades is given three weeks notice to cut their houses loose.

ID cards coming unglued

A man holds a Cambodian national identification card earlier this month in Phnom Penh. Expired glue that was used to produce the cards has seen layers unexpectedly peeling off.

Expired glue used in the production of Cambodia’s new generation of national identification cards is causing the top layer of some to peel off, though it’s unclear exactly how many of the 6.4 million issued since 2012 are affected, accor