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Art curator Lomorpich Rithy, on the Ministry of Culture's draft “code of conduct” for artists and performers

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Ministry's code of conduct for artists closer to reality

Singer Denny Kwan (right) at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts earlier this year after being ‘educated’ about appropriate clothes to wear. Facebook

A long-in-the-works “code of conduct” for Cambodia’s artists and performers moved a step closer to reality yesterday, a fact that has prompted concerns of censorship from some in the artistic community.

Minimum wage vote looms for key sector

A garment worker folds items of apparel after performing final quality checks at a factory in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district in 2014.

The government’s wage-setting body, the Labour Advisory Council (LAC), will Thursday afternoon discuss – and quite possibly rule on – a wage proposal emerging from today’s final tripartite meeting of garment industry stakeholders.

Innovation for a fruitful harvest

A man uses a single-axle hand tractor to plough his field in Kampong Speu province last year.

The integration of technology into Cambodia’s agricultural sector is vital to increase the competitiveness and overall performance of the Kingdom’s harvest, but efforts to push for widespread adoption of innovative solutions has been slow to take off, industry experts and stakeholders said at a forum in Phnom Penh yesterday.

China MoU to help ‘reform’ judiciary

Minister of Justice Ang Vong Vathana signs a judicial reforms agreement with China on Monday in Phnom Penh. Photo supplied

China has signed an agreement to assist the Kingdom with judicial reforms and to share expertise in overhauling such systems, though one international expert yesterday cautioned that China shouldn’t be considered “a model for justice reform in Cambodia”.

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