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Year 12

Woeful failure round two
Less than 20 percent pass second crack at year 12 exam

One of the many forced weddings that took place under the Khmer Rouge

The ties that still bind
Two reports show the effects of forced marriage felt decades later

Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni sits on his throne beside his crown and sword during his coronation ceremony at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on October 29, 2004

Reign of the quiet king
Meditation, music and palace business fill Sihamoni’s days and nights

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Cambodian bonds: high-risk, high-yield

Finance experts say Cambodian bonds will be attractive to investors

Government stands to profit from Thailand’s approval to sell unrated sovereign bonds from the Kingdom

Despite tragedy, fireworks to go on

People stand yesterday at the site of Wednesday evening’s firework explosion in the capital’s Chroy Changvar district

Fireworks displays planned for next week’s Water Festival and November 9’s Independence Day celebrations will take place as scheduled, despite a mishap that killed a bystander during royal celebrations on Wednesday, an official said yesterday.

Union wage vote split

Garment workers march towards the National Assembly building during a protest earlier this month

Rather than reaching a consensus on next year’s minimum wage in Cambodia’s garment sector as they were instructed, a tripartite working group is to file two suggestions for the wage to the Ministry of Labour, neither supported by unions.

Fate of rosewood in question

A showroom in China displaying rosewood furniture

More than $35 million worth of Siamese rosewood was gifted to logging baron Try Pheap’s companies earlier this year by the cabinet of Prime Minister Hun Sen under orders that the tycoon destroy the wood.

Impact assessment for Areng dam nears final steps as project looms

The Areng Valley in Koh Kong province

Companies contracted to carry out social and environmental studies of the proposed Stung Cheay Areng dam in Koh Kong province yesterday confirmed that the Sinohydro Group is set to renew work in the Areng Valley in the coming days.