Residents of Takeo province’s Trapeang Thom Khang Cheung commune turned out to their local pagoda yesterday to experience something common during elections the world over but rarer in Cambodia: a public debate between the people seeking to govern them. Organised by the US-funded National Democratic Institute, the more than two-hour-long debate at the Mongkul Mean Leakh pagoda pitted four locals against each other who hope to win office on June 4 as commune chief, and one aiming to be deputy chief. The residents drove the agenda for the debate.
The National Election Committee has rejected an opposition campaign advertisement from airing on a state-owned television station because it features former opposition leader Sam Rainsy, according to a letter from the body. The letter informing the CNRP of the decision is dated May 23 and addressed to party spokesman Yim Sovann. “The National Election Committee decided not to accept [the] third video spot of the Cambodia National Rescue Party to air because the Ministry of Information has never allowed state-run television station TVK to air any statements of a convict,” the letter reads.
The trend of Cambodian workers flocking to Thailand can have a devastating ripple effect on children living on the margins in the border town of Poipet, where they face a litany of risks such as drug use, sexual abuse and physical violence, according to a recent report. The study, On the Border, from Swiss anti-violence NGO up! International, surveyed 80 children between the ages of 8 and 18 about their experiences of life on the streets of Poipet, where the vast majority had migrated in the hopes of finding economic opportunity, most of them with their families.
Defence Minister Tea Banh yesterday said the popular appeal of the Cambodia National Rescue Party’s pledge to substantially boost commune budgets posed a “huge problem” for the ruling party. Addressing CPP supporters in Siem Reap, the four-star general acknowledged there was concern in the party about the level of competition it faced at the June 4 commune elections. In particular, Banh pointed to the opposition’s pledge to drastically increase commune budgets to $500,000, which he said had “hit the right spot”, telling attendees “we must talk about it”.
Defence Minister Tea Banh yesterday said the popular appeal of the Cambodia National Rescue Party’s pledge to substantially boost commune budgets p
Residents of Takeo province’s Trapeang Thom Khang Cheung commune turned out to their local pagoda yesterday to experience something common during e
The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republic were repatriated to the Kingdom and honoured in an airport ceremony on May 21.
As the name suggests, Ptsa Nak Battambang – which in English means Battambang's house – is the right place for those who want to try some of the province's typical dishes in Phnom Penh.
The Appeal Court yesterday rejected an appeal by four Adhoc staffers against a decision in April to further extend their pre-trial detention by six months.
Cambodia could add an additional $320 million to the economy over the next 10 years while increasing tax revenue by $24 million if it dropped its tariffs on information and communication technology (ICT), according to new research publis
Driving down Sothearos Boulevard, if you catch a glimpse of a black painted basket wreathed in fairy lights with the words “Back Street Bar”, take a turn down the alleyway for a casual drink sheltered from the dust and noise of the stree
The second phase of the Metfone C-League season begins today with NagaWorld taking on National Police Commissary in an evening encounter under lights at the Olympic Stadium at 6pm.
Debts and tempers rose fast at an Oddar Meanchey casino where two visitors were arrested for assaulting a local punter on Monday.
Crossing over from Thailand, the two loaned cash to their new friend.
The weekend is finally here and we've got tips on how to spend your precious free time, whether you feel like chilling, partying or immersing yourself in a couple of artsy hours.
The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republ