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Education minister Hang Chuon Naron on the dismal failure rate in the second year 12 exam

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Just 18 per cent of students pass second attempt at exams

High school students scan the results board at a high school in Daun Penh district.

Just 18 per cent of more than 60,000 hopeful students who re-sat the grade 12 national exams earlier this month have passed, according to official results released yesterday.

Parliament set to mull $3.75b budget

Education and health are set to receive large boosts in funding next year, according to the draft budget waiting approval at the National Assembly, which outlines total government spending of $3.75 billion.

More unionists put under court watch

Two more prominent union leaders have been put under court supervision in connection with mass garment sector strikes that spiralled into violence in December and January.

And then there was light... Solar power brings safety

A solar light placed beside a house in Toek Laak village.

After automated solar lights were installed at Toek Laak village, Kampong Chhnang province, residents started calling their home “friendly village”.

Latest Video

Phoeung Kompheak plays Comrade Duch in upcoming film 'The Gate'

Comrade Duch portrayed by his former translator

Phoeung Kompheak used to work as Duch's translator at the Khmer Rouge tribunal. Now he's portraying him onscreen in Régis Wargnier's The Gate (Le temps des aveux).

Mark Morris Dance Group's Khmer Triumph

The world renowned Mark Morris Dance Group swirled into the Kingdom to perform and share their knowledge with local dancers as part of the US State Department's Dance Motion USA program.

Paris Peace Agreements

Anniversary met with animosity

Anti-Vietnamese sentiment strong at commemoration of Paris Peace Agreements.

Impact assessment for Areng dam nears final steps as project looms

The Areng Valley in Koh Kong province

Companies contracted to carry out social and environmental studies of the proposed Stung Cheay Areng dam in Koh Kong province yesterday confirmed that the Sinohydro Group is set to renew work in the Areng Valley in the coming days.