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Just 18 per cent of more than 60,000 hopeful students who re-sat the grade 12 national exams earlier this month have passed, according to official results released yesterday.

Sat, 1 November 2014

Parliament set to mull $3.75b budget

Education and health are set to receive large boosts in funding next year, according to the draft budget waiting approval at the National Assembly, which outlines total government spending of $3.75 billion.

Sat, 1 November 2014

More unionists put under court watch

Two more prominent union leaders have been put under court supervision in connection with mass garment sector strikes that spiralled into violence in December and January.

Phoeung Kompheak plays Comrade Duch in upcoming film 'The Gate'
Sat, 1 November 2014

Comrade Duch portrayed by his former translator

Phoeung Kompheak used to work as Duch's translator at the Khmer Rouge tribunal. Now he's portraying him onscreen in Régis Wargnier's The Gate (Le temps des aveux).

Reasons for divorce frequently cited include domestic violence and family problems.
Sat, 1 November 2014

Divorce on the up as women seek a way out

More than 1,000 divorce cases were filed last year. Experts say it marks a change from traditional ways of seeking separation out of court.

Rehearsals for Amrita’s third dance platform take place in Phnom Penh earlier this week.
Sat, 1 November 2014

Leading the dance

Cambodian choreographers have traditionally turned their backs on the spotlight for the sake of modesty. This weekend, a show places their creativity centre stage

Garuda Khmer’s outside dining area is full of lush foliage.
Sat, 1 November 2014

High-end, low-cost Khmer cuisine fit for a king

Garuda Khmer has an unusual menu that includes dishes traditionally served to royalty

Villagers boat through the ‘flooded forest’, part of the 14,600-hectare wetlands near the border with Laos.
Sat, 1 November 2014

Dam could sound death knell for dolphins

Ahead of crucial discussions about the future of Cambodia’s wetlands this month, residents of a globally significant area of the Mekong River fear an environmental catastrophe if hydropower plans go ahead

Finance experts say Cambodian bonds will be attractive to investors
Sat, 1 November 2014

Cambodian bonds: high-risk, high-yield

Government stands to profit from Thailand’s approval to sell unrated sovereign bonds from the Kingdom

Sat, 1 November 2014

The dessert bars offering a taste of Tokyo

On the heels of the influx of sushi, teppanyaki and ramen has come desserts, from twists on French classics to creations that could have only been dreamed up in Japanese kitchens