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Workers protest along Veng Sreng Boulevard on the outskirts of Phnom Penh on January 2 last year

Cambodia ‘not free’: report
Increased political participation, NEC reform offer a glimmer of hope

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Commerce Ministry spokesman Ken Ratha on provincial agricultural prices being lower than international market prices

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Xayaburi redux at Lao meet

Environmental activists stage a protest on a boat in Phnom Penh

At a special meeting convened in Laos yesterday, the four lower Mekong countries relegated the contentious Don Sahong hydropower project to higher-level discussions later in the year.

New plan for ‘state secrets’

The Ministry of Interior announced a decision to draft a law to protect state secrets after meeting with Vietnamese defence officials yesterday, the National Police has announced.

ACU lays out rules on receiving gifts

Head of the Anti-Corruption Unit, Om Yentieng

The body overseeing the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has made public internal regulations that prohibit ACU personnel from receiving gifts worth more than $25 and require them to report business dinners in advance, while also making rare disclosures

Petrol firms told to open books

A Caltex fuel station in Phnom Penh

Cambodia’s petrol retailers have been ordered by the government to hand over import information and financial records in what looks to be the first steps toward installing fuel-price legislation.

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A gibbon at Phnom Thot

Fighting deforestation with eco-tourism

Eco-tourism plans a last resort to save a 6400-hectare patch of forest from illegal logging and wildlife poaching.

A health clinic in Sangke District

Mass Battambang HIV infection

The unlicensed 'doctor' at the centre of allegations over the mass HIV outbreak in Battambang's Sangke district has been charged murder and intentionally transmitting the virus.

Khmer films shine at CIFF

The fifth edition of the Cambodian International Film Festival has proved to be its strongest for both Cambodian produced films and local audiences.

Gov’t clarifies dredging scope

A dredger collects sand on the Mekong River near Phnom Penh earlier this month

Only 20 companies are allowed to dredge sand in Cambodia, according to authorities, while hundreds of firms vying for a licence must wait for a hydrological study to be completed before their applications will be considered.