A new section of road will be built on Phnom Penh’s Koh Dach if the Cambodian People’s Party wins the island commune at Sunday’s elections, an official told supporters yesterday, before introducing one local resident he said once hated the party but had been won over by the pledge. Speaking to more than 1,000 party faithful on the mostly rural island on the city’s outskirts, Chroy Changvar District Governor Khliang Huot said that if the CPP retains control of the commune, it would construct 5 kilometres of road and connect the area to the city water supply.
The fallout from a confrontation between rival political party rallies in Takeo province last week escalated over the weekend, with five opposition members, including a commune chief candidate, receiving a court summons over the incident in Koh Andet district’s Prey Khla commune. According to a letter issued by Takeo Provincial Prosecutor Tep Munin, Cambodia National Rescue Party candidate for Prey Khla commune Keo Eath, and opposition activists Sok Sang, Hem Korn, Chun Choeun and Morm Saroeun have been accused of defamation, incitement and insults.
The Garment Manufacturer Association of Cambodia (GMAC) will launch its new vocational training centre next month, providing courses aimed at upgrading the skills of Cambodian workers in a bid to replace the middle-management positions currently occupied predominantly by foreigners. The Cambodian Garment Training Institution (CGTI) was built with a $3 million loan from French development body Agence Française de Développement (AFD). Construction broke ground last September inside the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone.
Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a directive on Friday banning the sale and consumption of alcohol on June 3 and 4 to prevent unrest during commune elections. According to the directive, the ban is intended to ensure a smooth election process without violence, intimidation or threats. “The consumption of most types of alcohol can cause violence, traffic accidents, social problems, crimes and, in some cases, the loss of public order,” the statement reads. The directive, however, does not detail how the ban will be enforced or the punishment for any violations.
Opposition president Kem Sokha assured voters that all military members would maintain their rank should the CNRP take power in the 2018 national 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.
Five days of rain wreaked havoc in Cambodia’s northwest, with hundreds of hectares of crops affected in Pailin province and heavy flooding in Banteay Meanchey’s Poipet town.
The government recently launched a programme in partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to help thousands of Cambodian smallholder farmers commercialise their operations.
Facing an insurgency, the People’s Republic of Kampuchea began a propaganda campaign in the early 1980s to lure the resistance out of the jungle. Ros Kandavy became the voice of that cause.
If defending Metfone C-League champs Boeung Ket Angkor were looking for a morale booster ahead of today’s clash with Warriors FC in the RHB Singapore Cup, they were in for disappointment before their departure from Phnom Penh to the city
Residents in Phnom Penh’s Choam Chao commune were awoken not by their alarm clocks but by the sounds of fighting on Saturday night.
The weekend is nearly here and we couldn't be happier. As usual, here are some events – specially selected – for you to try. Our highlights? Russian Market favourite Long After Dark is celebrating its first birthday with a barbecue and special giveaways on Saturday, while Show Box is hosting Scottish comedian Chris Henry on Friday for what is sure to be an evening full of laughter. Or improve your snapping skills with the 'Five secrets of photography' workshop at the Computer Academy. For a full list of what's on in the week ahead, pick up a copy of The Post.
The bodies of four Cambodian peacekeepers killed by a Christian militia in Central African Republ