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Two months after the anonymous release of taped phone conversations purportedly between acting CNRP president Kem Sokha and an alleged mistress, the deputy opposition leader has been summonsed to appear at the Phnom Penh Municipal C

Two women charged with human trafficking leave Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday.
Wed, 4 May 2016

Women asked to go to China, court told

A Cambodian woman charged with human trafficking has claimed she was approached by the alleged victims who asked for help finding Chinese husbands.

People administer injections to cattle in Kampong Thom province, where an outbreak of hoof and mouth disease has recently killed over 300 animals, earlier this week. Photo supplied
Wed, 4 May 2016

Drought exacerbates hoof and mouth outbreak among cattle

A vaccine campaign has been launched in response to an outbreak of hoof and mouth disease exacerbated by drought conditions in Kampong Thom province, officials said yesterday, as drought-relief efforts continued in Banteay Meanchey.

Wed, 4 May 2016

Justice minister wants Battambang land dispute resolved

Minister of Justice Ang Vong Vattana has weighed in on a prolonged land dispute at the Battambang Provincial Court that has seen three protestors shot and another imprisoned.

Wed, 4 May 2016

One logging standoff, two differing accounts

Soldiers allegedly protecting an illegal logging operation in Oddar Meanchey threatened to shoot a group of forest patrollers that stumbled across their logging site on Sunday, Rattanak Rokha community forest patrol leader Chea Chuo

Joel Karsten (left) demonstrates straw bale farming techniques during a workshop yesterday in Banteay Meanchey province. KOTRA
Wed, 4 May 2016

Spinning straw into food security

An American horticulturalist is in Cambodia providing training in a unique farming method that proponents believe can improve food security in some of the country’s remotest regions.

Protesters hold placards during a demonstration in Svay Rieng province on Monday, calling for a decrease in the price of electricity. ANN
Wed, 4 May 2016

Protest follows failure to lower electric rates

Citizens in two communes in Svay Rieng and another in Prey Veng yesterday protested their high power bills after a local electric company failed to lower its price to 800 riel per kilowatt-hour as promised.

A man holds a newborn baby while a woman receives medical attention after giving birth aboard a boat in Koh Kong province on Saturday.
Wed, 4 May 2016

Woman gives birth at sea in Koh Kong

A Koh Kong province woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy at sea on Saturday as relatives attempted to rush her to the provincial hospital by boat, local police said yesterday.

Garment workers make clothing at a factory on the outskirts of Phnom Penh in 2014.
Wed, 4 May 2016

Fake IDs prompt call for NSSF re-registry

The Ministry of Labour on Monday said it will require private institutions, such as factories, to re-register for health insurance under the expansion of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) due to challenges stemming from worke

Wed, 4 May 2016

Two clinics shuttered in Kampong Thom

Eight of the 36 clinics in Kampong Thom’s Stoung district were inspected on Monday, resulting in two being shut down and two others being fined as part of the ongoing efforts to crack down on unlicensed clinics throughout the countr