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Funcipec President Prince Norodom Ranariddh speaks at his party’s extraordinary congress in September in Phnom Penh.

List of new National Assembly members approved

Publication date 24 November 2017 | 06:24 | ICT

The National Election Committee (NEC) has approved new candidates to fill National Assembly seats left vacant by the dissolution of the opposition, drastically changing the composition of Cambodia’s parliament and providing a shot in the

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  • Volunteers set up a stage for an event to celebrate LGBTIQ rights in May in Takeo province. ‘Rainbow couples’ fight for approval
    Publication date 23 November 2017 | 06:37 | ICT

    While a large number of transgender and homosexual couples in Cambodia live together, marry and adopt children, they still face stigmatisation and

  • National Election Commission officials Kuoy Bunroeun (left), Te Manyrong (centre) and Rong Chhun (right) resigned from the election supervision body in an announcement yesterday. PM voices picks for NEC seats
    Publication date 23 November 2017 | 07:52 | ICT

    Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday recommended replacing three National Election Committee members who resigned from the body after the dissolution of

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  • Funcipec President Prince Norodom Ranariddh speaks at his party’s extraordinary congress in September in Phnom Penh.

    List of new National Assembly members approved

    Publication date 24 November 2017 | 06:24 | ICT

    The National Election Committee (NEC) has approved new candidates to fill National Assembly seats left vacant by the dissolution of the opposition, drastically changing the composition of Cambodia’s parliament and providing a shot i

  • Zimbabweans watch a television broadcasting an address by President Robert Mugabe last week, following a meeting with army chiefs who seized power in Zimbabwe.

    Locals see parallels to Mugabe

    Publication date 24 November 2017 | 06:37 | ICT

    The ousting of long-serving Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has prompted comparisons between his rule and that of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, parallels that seemed to resonate with everyday Cambodians yesterday despite the rul

  • Business tycoon Bun Sitha (right) is escorted out of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday.

    Tycoon tried for fraud over capital land deal

    Publication date 24 November 2017 | 07:46 | ICT

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Court opened trial proceedings against business tycoon Bun Sitha for attempting to sell a plot of land in the capital to a buyer for $4 million after having pawned the land earlier for $300,000.

  • Community members gather to inspect illegal logging activities in Preah Vihear’s Preah Roka protected forest.

    Oknha accused of logging in protected forest

    Publication date 24 November 2017 | 07:48 | ICT

    The environment minister has promised to investigate allegations that a tycoon-owned company is using a land concession to illegally log wood in a protected area in Preah Vihear province.

  • Kingdom sees internet freedom shrink in 2017

    Publication date 24 November 2017 | 07:50 | ICT

    Despite gains in internet accessibility in Cambodia, the Kingdom is becoming increasingly restrictive in terms of freedom of expression online, according to a new report.

  • CMAC officials search for two unexploded ordnances on Wednesday in Battambang province.

    CMAC removes China UXO found in Battambang

    Publication date 24 November 2017 | 07:53 | ICT

    A Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) team of experts yesterday successfully removed two unexploded anti-tank mines discovered by rat hunters in Battambang province on Wednesday, police said.

  • PM warns party of complacency in leaked audio

    Publication date 24 November 2017 | 06:21 | ICT

    Two leaked audio tapes, purportedly of Prime Minister Hun Sen speaking candidly to senior officials, appear to hint at insecurities within the ruling party over the controversial dissolution of the country’s main opposition, with th

  • SingMeng Telemedia leading you into new digital era

    Publication date 24 November 2017 | 07:51 | ICT

    For Cambodian consumers, the market for Internet service and television can be dizzying, with every company seemingly offering similar products.

  • Tourists explore the Angkor Wat temple complex earlier this year in Siem Reap province.

    New Angkor pass for foreigners

    Publication date 24 November 2017 | 07:52 | ICT

    Foreigners who live in Cambodia and work in the tourism industry can now buy long-term entry passes for Angkor Wat, according to a new sub-decree by the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Tourism.

  • Workers faint from factory polish fumes

    Publication date 24 November 2017 | 07:45 | ICT

    More than 20 garment workers fainted yesterday morning at the capital’s Canadia Industrial Park after succumbing to polish fumes from a nearby furniture factory, according to police.