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A mother watches over her son, who was diagnosed with dengue fever, at a hospital in Phnom Penh. A new study has found a link between rising temperatures and dengue outbreaks in the region.

Dengue’s link to El Niño
Weather phenomenon appears to lead to regional spikes in the disease

The headquarters of the National Bank of Cambodia in Phnom Penh. According to classified US State Department cables, the bank’s Financial Intelligence Unit faces serious challenges in cracking down on money laundering in the Kingdom.

Money launderer’s dream
Agency tasked with monetary crimes has yet to probe a single company

Quote of the day

National Trade Union Coalition President Fa Saly on employers agreeing to raise garment workers' minimum wage by 32 cents


Refugee detention to end on Nauru

The Pacific island of Nauru announced yesterday that it would end detention of asylum seekers and process the outstanding refugee claims of some 600 people held in the Australian immigration camp within a week.

Angkor worksite reveals 2 statues

A man inspects a statue earlier this month in Siem Reap after it was discovered during channel work in the Angkor Temple Complex.

Authorities at the Angkor Temple Complex in Siem Reap province yesterday announced the discovery of two statues dating from the 10th century, uncovered during the digging of a water channel.

Drought spawns fish fears

Fish lay in a tray at a market in the capital’s Meanchey district last week. Fishing communities are concerned for their livelihoods as the drought has diminished fish numbers.

Fishing communities along two of Cambodia’s principle rivers say their livelihoods are threatened by droughts that have reduced water levels and devastated fish numbers.

Hoped-for minimum wage accord no closer

Employees work at a garment factory in Phnom Penh last year. Yesterday’s minimum wage talks failed to reach an agreement after employers offered to raise the minimum wage by $4.80 in 2016.

On a day some hoped would see the announcement of a final minimum wage for garment workers, unions and employers instead remain entrenched as ever, with management’s latest offer to boost their previous proposal by 32 cents slammed as “nothing” by

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Floating away

Floating away

An ethnically Vietnamese community that has lived on the water in Phnom Penh for decades is given three weeks notice to cut their houses loose.

Provincial fried rat

Provincial fried rat; the new organic fad?

Cambodian exporters have found an unlikely selling point for their rodents - hygiene.

Chea Sim cremated

Chea Sim cremated

King sends off late Cambodian People's Party president

Economy eases off the pedal

Labourers work on a construction site in central Phnom Penh earlier this year. Construction contributed about 2 per cent of the Kingdom’s 7.1 per cent GDP growth in 2014, more than the garment sector and agricultural exports combined.

Cambodia's economy is expected to grow by 6.9 per cent in 2015, driven by the construction sector, while traditional growth areas, such as garments and tourism, are expected to see a relative slowdown this year, according to a World Bank