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Year 12
Fri, 31 October 2014

Woeful failure round two

Just 18 percent of more than 60,000 grade 12 students given a second opportunity to pass the all-important high school national exams have succeeded, Education Minister Hang Chuon Naron told the Post late last night.

People stand yesterday at the site of Wednesday evening’s firework explosion in the capital’s Chroy Changvar district
Fri, 31 October 2014

Despite tragedy, fireworks to go on

Fireworks displays planned for next week’s Water Festival and November 9’s Independence Day celebrations will take place as scheduled, despite a mishap that killed a bystander during royal celebrations on Wednesday, an official said

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha walk past an honour guard upon Prayuth’s arrival at the Peace Palace
Fri, 31 October 2014

Cambodia rolls out red carpet for Prayuth

In a bid to reset its contentious relationship with the Thai military, Cambodia yesterday laid out a lavish welcome for Thai coup leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on his maiden visit to the Kingdom, which was hailed by th

One of the many forced weddings that took place under the Khmer Rouge
Fri, 31 October 2014

The ties that still bind

Thirty-five years after the collapse of the Khmer Rouge regime, the spectre of its forced marriage campaign lives on in modern day Cambodia, stalking its victims and even affecting current relationships, according to new findings on

The Areng Valley in Koh Kong province
Fri, 31 October 2014

Impact assessment for Areng dam nears final steps as project looms

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.

A showroom in China displaying rosewood furniture
Fri, 31 October 2014

Fate of rosewood in question

More than $35 million worth of Siamese rosewood was gifted to logging baron Try Pheap’s companies earlier this year by the cabinet of Prime Minister Hun Sen under orders that the tycoon destroy the wood.

Garment workers march towards the National Assembly building during a protest earlier this month
Fri, 31 October 2014

Union wage vote split

Rather than reaching a consensus on next year’s minimum wage in Cambodia’s garment sector as they were instructed, a tripartite working group is to file two suggestions for the wage to the Ministry of Labour, neither supported by un

Fri, 31 October 2014

Charges for eight in drug bust

Eight Nigerian nationals arrested in a raid on Sunday in the capital’s Por Sen Chey district were formally charged with drug trafficking yesterday at Phnom Penh Municipal Court, police said.

Fri, 31 October 2014

Coastal concerns: Teamwork pledged on climate issue

Eight coastal provinces across Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam signed a declaration last week, announcing their intention to work more closely together to better adapt residents of the low-lying communities to the effects of climate

Fri, 31 October 2014

Villagers demand millions

More than 200 ethnic families in Mondulkiri’s Sen Monorom town filed complaints to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet and the provincial court yesterday, asking for the cancellation of Villa Development’s land concession and demandin

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