A staggering 35,000 Cambodian children and young people continue to be housed in a range of residential care facilities, with many of them flying under the government’s radar, according to a new report released by the Ministry of Social Affairs yesterday. The report marks a crucial step in the government’s efforts to put a stop to the proliferation of orphanages, which have been dogged by claims of child abuse and profiting by marketing impoverished children as tourist attractions.
Not mentioned in the article is the fact that, since an export ban on timber was announced in January last year, no timber trucks from Cambodia should be present. Cambodian officials have repeatedly asserted that the timber trade with Vietnam has stopped following the ban and subsequent crackdown. The article presents figures attributed to the Gia Lai People’s Committee from late last year stating that 16 companies in the province had been permitted to import 300,000 cubic metres of timber from Cambodia.
The Cambodia Mine Action and Victims Assistance Authority (CMAA) has abruptly postponed a UN- and US-supported conference scheduled for next Monday. The conference to present of the Draft National Mine Action Strategy 2017-2025 was set to take place at Phnom Penh’s Sunway Hotel. The postponement follows the Kingdom’s suspension of military cooperation programs with the US and Australia and increased tension between the government and the UN’s human rights arm, which officials have accused of interfering in domestic affairs.
The state-owned enterprise that operates Cambodia’s only deep-sea port officially announced that it will launch its six-day bookbuild and public roadshow starting next Tuesday with an expected initial public offering (IPO) on the Kingdom’s stock market set for May 31. Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP) will float a total of 21.44 million shares, in hopes to raise $27 million to expand and improve on existing facilities. It will be the fifth company to list on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) in the last five years and would be the largest IPO to date.
Even though games such as “Fight for the leaf” or “Hide the towel” are traditionally played during the Khmer New Year holidays
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The manager of an illegal timber warehouse owned by Lieutenant General Chheng Long was arrested in Kampong Speu on Wednesday, although Long and his son-in-law remain at large.
After Cambodian rice exports declined dramatically in March, caused by what millers claimed was a stricter enforcement of sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures by the Chinese government, the Ministry of Agriculture announced yesterda
The opening of a new Mexican restaurant in the capital, run by a Canadian of Croatian descent, isn’t just a fluke of globalisation.
The Metfone C-League season resumes after the Khmer New Year Break with leaders Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng all set to prove they will surrender nothing when they face the fiercely competitive Ministry of National Defence on Sunday at Ph
A 32-year-old pickpocket’s light fingers apparently weren’t light enough as she was caught red-handed while trying to steal from a factory worker in a market in the capital’s Choam Chao commune on Wednesday.
One of the biggest holidays of the Cambodian calendar, Khmer New Year, kicks off this week, as people around the country prepare to eat and drink with family, play traditional games, and visit a pagoda with food as a blessing.
Even though games such as “Fight for the leaf” or “Hide the towel” are traditionally played durin