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In this issue

Quotes to remember
The Koreas trade threats

I cannot contain my anger over North Korea’s brutality that ignored the lives of children.

- South Korean President

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1. Less than 20 percent of some 1,680 women surveyed across rural areas said they knew abortion is legal in Cambodia, according to a study on the subject. “Health care providers need to be trained ... to provide the right information, respect women’s rights and their right to choose,” said Tung Ruvuthy, manager of the National Reproductive Health Program.

Three Thai nationals jailed on immigration charges are set to walk free after receiving a royal pardon from King Norodom Sihamoni.


An elephant that wreaked havoc in Kampong Speu province for two weeks was subdued late last weak.

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THE prospects for future Montagnard asylum seekers in Cambodia remains unclear following the government’s order that the UNHCR close a centre in Phnom Penh for the Vietnamese minority group.

In the future:
KNN Cambodia Co will open the Kingdom’s first major amusement park next March. “I don’t see any amusement parks in Cambodia … So I thought, if I launch this business I think I could make a good business from this one,” founder Khunnath Cheam

Some 30 students staged the “Oblation Run” at the University of the Philippines, taking off their clothes as part of the fraternity’s founding and for victims of an explosion that took place at a nearby University this year. REUTERS


  • Proof giants walked among us humans?

    For years a debate has waged about whether certain bas relief carvings at the 12th-century To Prohm Temple, one of the most popular attractions at the Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Siem Reap province, depicted dinosaurs or some rather less exotic and more contemporary animal,

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’

    Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up

  • Japan bank buys major stake in ANZ Royal Bank

    Japan's largest bank acquired more than half of ANZ’s shares in Cambodia on Thursday, according to a statement from Kith Meng’s Royal Group. Japan's JTrust Bank, announced that they had acquired a 55% of stake in ANZ Royal Bank. According to a Royal Group