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A photo of the 13 Montagnards after meeting with the UN. Photo supplied
Sat, 10 October 2015

A countdown to refoulement

The planned upcoming deportation of Montagnard asylum seekers back to Vietnam will include 13 already recognised as refugees in March unless the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) can find a third country to res

Sat, 10 October 2015

Lingerie drug bust earns pair 5 years

The Phnom Penh Municipal court yesterday sentenced two Vietnamese women to five years in prison for attempting to mail some 3kg of methamphetamine pre-cursor substances to Australia in a box of bras.

Sat, 10 October 2015

Consensus reached on local election law

The opposition and ruling parties yesterday agreed on changes to the commune election law after key demands by the Cambodia National Rescue Party negotiators were accepted by their counterparts.

A firefighter wields a hose to beat back the blaze, which started around midnight.
Sat, 10 October 2015

Night time blaze behind cafe guts homes and destroys art

A fire destroyed nine single-room dwellings in an apartment building behind the Java Cafe and Gallery on Sihanouk Boulevard late on Thursday night, causing roof collapses and leaving dozens homeless.

A malaria worker attaches a mosquito warning sign to a hut in a Pailin village.
Fri, 9 October 2015

Malaria money sits idle

Millions of dollars of aid money granted to Cambodia by the Global Fund to combat malaria have been left sitting in a bank account for more than a year, official documents seen by the Post show.

Fri, 9 October 2015

Subpoena calls Adhoc activist for questioning

Human rights activist Ny Chakrya has received a subpoena to give evidence at Phnom Penh Municipal Court in the latest development in a defamation case against him that has been heavily criticised by international observers.

Fri, 9 October 2015

Staff ‘swamped’ with paperwork

A progressive budgeting policy used by the Education Ministry has overloaded local administrators with paperwork for which they often lack the expertise, according to a new report, which found the system was less efficient in 2014 t

Fri, 9 October 2015

Alleged wildlife meat seller busted in B’bang

Authorities in Battambang province arrested a man on Wednesday for possession of 30 kilograms of illegal wildlife meat and body parts, after a raid on a property turned up pieces of bear, muntjac deer and civet.

Fri, 9 October 2015

‘Official’ border maps found in New York

Outspoken opposition lawmaker Um Sam An yesterday declared he had discovered the “official maps” that should be used to demarcate Cambodia’s boundary with Vietnam in the United Nations’ New York library, a claim swiftly dismissed by

Fri, 9 October 2015

Youth health care in focus

A set of new global standards for adolescent health care released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS this week indicate that a worldwide gap in health care provision for youths is magnified by Cambodia’s comparatively