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Foreign Minister Prak Sokhon, defending Cambodia's judiciary against the recent spate of criticism of its treatment of the CNRP

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Council to weigh garment salaries

A garment worker counts and folds finished fleece jackets at a garment factory in Kandal’s Takhmao district in 2013. Today the LAC will finalise the new garment industry minimum wage.

The government’s Labour Advisory Council will this afternoon consider three separate wage proposals, ranging from $147 to $171, before determining next year’s minimum wage for the garment sector after a final tripartite meeting yesterday resulted in no consensus.

UN Envoy, states slam Cambodia on rights

Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith (centre bottom) speaks during the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday. Photo supplied

Addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday, Special Rapporteur for Cambodia Rhona Smith denounced the government for using the country’s judiciary as a weapon to stifle political opponents.

A failing grade for competitiveness

A teacher explains English exercises to students during her class at Phnom Penh’s Wat Koh High School in 2014.

Despite the persistently high rates of corruption that are seen widely as a major impediment to doing business, and poor access to quality higher education, Cambodia has moved up a notch in the latest World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report, released yesterday.

Sar Kheng pushes Phnom Penh to clean up sidewalks

Vendors' tables and chairs line the sidewalk on Phnom Penh's Preah Sihanouk Boulevard yesterday.

Deputy Prime Minister Sar Kheng yesterday urged Phnom Penh authorities to rein in street vendors dominating roads and pavements, claiming they cause traffic congestion and created an eyesore for tourists.

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Turkish Embassy calls for closure of Zaman schools

With an attempted coup against the government of President Recep Erdogan quashed only days ago and more than 7,000 alleged conspirators now under arrest, the Turkish ambassador to Cambodia yesterday pressed the govern

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".