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Fri, 21 November 2014

NEC reform through CPP eyes

As the deal with the opposition that ended the post-election deadlock earlier this year looks increasingly shaky, a ruling party negotiator gives an insider’s view

A person packs individual pills including antibiotics into medication packages at a pharmacy in Phnom Penh earlier this year
Fri, 21 November 2014

Med resistance a threat to SE Asia

In line with the global trend of infections becoming increasingly resistant to even the strongest medications, Asia’s once powerful antibiotics are being rendered ineffective by misuse, ASEAN experts warned yesterday.

Fri, 21 November 2014

GMAC claims on true wages ‘exaggerated’

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said in a statement this week that under the new minimum wage workers can actually earn up to $250 per month, though others were quick to label the figure exaggerated.

Fri, 21 November 2014

Extortion over Facebook pics earns 10 months

A 24-year-old student was sentenced to 10 months in prison by the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday for posting 14 nude photos of his girlfriend on Facebook in an attempt to extort money from her in exchange for deleting them.

A man operates machinery on a HAGL land concession last year in Ratanakkiri province
Fri, 21 November 2014

Rights pariah gets US investor

A major US investment firm has agreed to buy a large stake in a Vietnamese conglomerate accused of land grabbing, sexual abuse and destroying indigenous people’s sacred burial grounds in Cambodia.

Fri, 21 November 2014

Cambodia scores low on global giving index

A study released by the UK-based Charities Aid Foundation puts Cambodia close to the bottom of the world in terms of the charity of its citizens, despite Southeast Asia being cited as the world’s strongest performing sub-region.

Siem Reap Governor Khim Bun Song (pictured) has appointed his son as deputy director of administration for Siem Reap
Fri, 21 November 2014

Siem Reap gov’s son raises ire

CNRP officials are calling for a review after Siem Reap Provincial Governor Khim Bun Song allegedly appointed his son to one of the city’s top jobs.

Fri, 21 November 2014

New panel for teachers’ problems

Teachers will be able to file complaints to the government under a new commission led by Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron.

Fri, 21 November 2014

Gang rape: Nine sent to court over sex assault

Nine men have been arrested in Kampong Chhnang province’s Kampong Tralach district for their alleged involvement in the gang rape of a 20-year-old garment worker in a rice field on Wednesday, district police chief Hul Veasna said ye

Prime Minister Hun Sen gives a speech during a presentation ceremony at the National Institute of Education
Fri, 21 November 2014

PM defends judiciary

Wading into the debate for the first time, Prime Minister Hun Sen dismissed allegations yesterday that the recent arrests of land activists, monks and opposition members were politically motivated, and said there is nothing he can d

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