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With Cambodia National Rescue Party lawmakers due to meet their ruling party counterparts this morning at the National Assembly, talk of a deal to resolve the Kingdom’s political stalemate hangs in the air, though it remains to be s

Singer Denny Kwan (right) at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts earlier this year after being ‘educated’ about appropriate clothes to wear. Facebook
Wed, 28 September 2016

Ministry's code of conduct for artists closer to reality

A long-in-the-works “code of conduct” for Cambodia’s artists and performers moved a step closer to reality yesterday, a fact that has prompted concerns of censorship from some in the artistic community.

People queue at a voter registration office to have their identity verified in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Svay Prey I commune earlier this month.
Wed, 28 September 2016

NEC denies request for time off for workers

The National Election Committee (NEC) has thrown cold water on a request by the Cambodian Labour Confederation (CLC) that it permit garment workers extra time off to register in their home provinces without receiving a pay cut, acco

Deminers from the Cambodian Mine Action Centre walk though a Stung Treng forest in 2014.
Wed, 28 September 2016

Japan gives $32M for UXO projects, Phnom Penh buses

Japan has pledged to help fund three projects in Cambodia with a grant totalling about $31.9 million.

A garment worker folds items of apparel after performing final quality checks at a factory in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district in 2014.
Wed, 28 September 2016

Minimum wage vote looms for key sector

The government’s wage-setting body, the Labour Advisory Council (LAC), will Thursday afternoon discuss – and quite possibly rule on – a wage proposal emerging from today’s final tripartite meeting of garment industry stakeholders.

Cambodian-American businessman San Richer (center) is led away by prison guards after his hearing at the Appeal Court in 2014.
Wed, 28 September 2016

Four-year-old fraud case back in municipal court

The trial of Cambodian-American businessman San Richer and three others accused of defrauding a local businesswoman out of a $1 million investment in 201

Minister of Justice Ang Vong Vathana signs a judicial reforms agreement with China on Monday in Phnom Penh. Photo supplied
Wed, 28 September 2016

China MoU to help ‘reform’ judiciary

China has signed an agreement to assist the Kingdom with judicial reforms and to share expertise in overhauling such systems, though one international expert yesterday cautioned that China shouldn’t be considered “a model for justice reform in Cambodia”.

Dredgers and barges loaded with sand moor on the Tatai River in Koh Kong earlier this year.
Wed, 28 September 2016

Gov’t slams UN sand figures

Government officials have denied the sand-dredging industry is mired in corruption in the wake of damning figures pointing to a 70-million-tonne hole in

A truck sits upside down after it veered off the road in Kampong Thom province yesterday, killing one and injuring two more. Photo supplied
Wed, 28 September 2016

Sleepy driver blamed for watery crash

At least one person was killed and two more seriously injured after a speeding truck overturned and plunged into a pond in Kampong Thom province’s Santuk district on Monday afternoon, an accident an official attributed to a “sleepy”

People gather around the scene of a police investigation yesterday in Siem Reap after a man was shot in the throat and killed. Photo supplied
Wed, 28 September 2016

Man shot in throat, left to die in Siem Reap

An unidentified man in his twenties was shot dead yesterday morning in Siem Reap town’s Ampil commune, according to local authorities.