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Prime Minister Hun Sen, narrating a video that touts the improvements made in press freedom and civil liberties in Cambodia

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Date set for 2017 commune elections

A woman places her ballot in a box at a voting station at Phnom Penh’s Yokunthor High School during the 2014 commune elections.

Elections for Cambodia’s commune councils will take place on June 4 next year, according to a directive from Prime Minister Hun Sen released yesterday.

Royal oxen predict a good harvest for rice

Siem Reap Provincial Governor Khim Bun Song (right) holds a ceremonial plough during the annual Royal Ploughing Ceremony at the Angkor Wat complex yesterday.

Good harvests for rice, corn and beans are again predicted for the coming year according to the Royal Astrologer’s interpretation of the royal oxen’s eating habits yesterday on the occasion of the annual Ploughing Ceremony.

Gov’t touts rights record in new videos

Newly appointed head of the Cambodian Human Rights Committee, Keo Remy (right), speaks during a press conference in Tuol Kork earlier this month.

The government, accused recently of launching a “crackdown” on its political opponents, yesterday released two videos touting the improvements made in press freedom and civil liberties in Cambodia.

Sathapana Bank gets $35 million from Taiwan lenders

Sathapana Bank Plc CEO Bun Mony speaks at an event last year.

Facilitated by Taiwan’s First Commercial Bank, seven foreign banks provided $35 million in a syndicated loan to Sathapana Bank Plc, a newly formed Cambodian commercial bank, to expand its existing microfinance operations and broaden its commercial lending portfolio.

Latest Video

CNRP lawmakers beaten

Two opposition lawmakers, Nhay Chamroeun and Kong Sakphea were beaten unconscious during protests in Phnom Penh, as over a thousand protesters descended upon the National Assembly.

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Student authors discuss "The Cambodian Economy"

Students at Phnom Penh's Liger Learning Center have written and published a new book, "The Cambodian Economy".

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.