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Fire from an electrical malfunction destroyed hundreds of market stalls at Phnom Penh's Chbar Ampov market and damaged nearly a thousand more.

Fire at Phnom Penh's Chbar Ampov market destroys hundreds of stalls

Publication date 16 March 2018 | 19:31 | ICT



  • A large plume of smoke rises from the Dangkao landfill in Phnom Penh's Dangkao district on Friday.

    Phnom Penh smothered in smelly, dangerous haze as landfill fire continues burning

    Publication date 16 March 2018 | 18:39 | ICT

    A putrid haze that has bedeviled Phnom Penh since Monday night will likely continue as a landfill in Dangkao district continued to burn on Friday, creating health risks for the capital's residents.

  • Two Australians involved in a fatal bomb blast at a Cambodian military firing range were tourists, not bomb experts as initially claimed by Cambodian authorities. Supplied

    Australian killed in bomb blast was tourist, not military deminer, officials admit

    Publication date 16 March 2018 | 17:51 | ICT

    An Australian man killed in a bomb blast at a Cambodian military base on Thursday was a tourist, not a military trainer

  • Bou Rachana, the wife of murdered Cambodian politician Kem Ley, speaks as Australian Cambodians gather to protest the presence of Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Sydney on March 16 2018. Peter Parks/AFP

    Australians protest Asean summit visit by PM Hun Sen

    Publication date 16 March 2018 | 16:44 | ICT

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park on Friday to protest against Cambodian strongman Hun Sen, who claimed to have been gifted millions of dollars by the Australian government ahead of a special Asean summit this we

  • Former RFA reporter Yeang Sothearin seen from a prison van as he is taken to Cambodia's Supreme Court on Friday morning, where he was denied bail.

    Supreme Court denies bail for former RFA journalists charged with espionage

    Publication date 16 March 2018 | 12:42 | ICT

    Updated: 6:50pm, Friday 16 March 2018

  • Commune and district police on Thursday shut down a CCFC-organised agriculture and social education event in Ampil commune, Romeas Hek district, Svay Rieng province. Photo supplied

    CCFC event blocked yet again

    Publication date 16 March 2018 | 09:44 | ICT

    A gathering in Svay Rieng province of some 40 villagers led by a farmers’ organisation was shut down by local police on Thursday because the group allegedly had not requested permission, though provincial authorities had been notifi

  • George Edgar, EU ambassador to Cambodia, poses with Cambodian Ministry of Justice official Chin Malin at a meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. Facebook

    Europe voices ‘serious concerns’ over rights

    Publication date 16 March 2018 | 10:58 | ICT

    The European Union expressed “serious concerns” about the Cambodian political situation during a UN Human Rights Council meeting on Wednesday, drawing a sharp rebuke from the Kingdom’s delegation.

  • Bulldozers  are shown after being caught clearing wetlands in Siem Reap earlier this week. A similar wetland clearing operation in the same bio-preserve was halted on Thursday in Kampong Chhnang. Photo supplied

    Wetland clearing in Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve halted

    Publication date 16 March 2018 | 10:59 | ICT

    Authorities cracked down on a wetland clearing operation within the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve in Kampong Chhnang’s Boribor district on Wednesday, seizing two bulldozers and questioning six operators and the machinery’s owner, befo

  • Floodwaters reach the rooftops of abandoned homes in Srekor village. Villagers there have made demands for compensation.

    Sesan holdouts demand compensation from flood

    Publication date 16 March 2018 | 11:01 | ICT

    Sesan dam holdouts from Kbal Romeas and Srekor villages have gone on the offensive, demanding compensation for destroyed rice fields and new homes on their ancestral land.

  • (From left) Winrock International’s Sara Piazzano, USAID’s Sheri-Nouane Duncan-Jones,  ACRA’s Ung Seang Rithy, Legal Support for Children and Women’s Mom Sokchar and the Ministry of Labour’s Hou Vudthy at a signing ceremony for a memorandum of understanding promoting ‘ethical recruitment’ of migrant workers on Thursday.

    Recruiter inks anti-trafficking MoU

    Publication date 16 March 2018 | 11:01 | ICT

    One of Cambodia’s two associations of recruitment agencies pledged to promote “ethical recruitment” on Thursday in an effort to cut back on the abuse and exploitation faced by Cambodian migrant workers.

  • A teacher guides students through an exercise in at Phnom Penh’s Wat Koh High School in 2014. A World Bank report released on Thursday says that a 60 percent of the region’s students are in educations systems with ‘learning crises’. Photo supplied

    Region in ‘learning crises’

    Publication date 16 March 2018 | 09:44 | ICT

    A whopping 60 percent of students in the region, including those in Cambodia, are enrolled in education systems that are grappling with “learning crises” and are failing to provide them with the skills they need to succeed, accordin