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Monks given ‘Samdech’ title for contributions

Publication date 25 May 2018 | 10:22 | ICT

Three senior monks on Thursday were given the highest-ranking title “samdech”, with Prime Minister Hun Sen saying that the promotions were due to their contributions to Buddhism.



  • NSSF registering urged for construction sector

    Publication date 25 May 2018 | 10:19 | ICT

    A construction worker in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district was killed on Wednesday after a wall where he was working collapsed, local news has reported.

  • Koh Kong villagers to be given UDG land

    Publication date 25 May 2018 | 10:12 | ICT

    The government has ordered the Ministry of Environment to work with the relevant authorities to grant Koh Kong province villagers land from Union Development Group (UDG), a Chinese company, following a long-standing dispute.

  • Police in Siem Reap seize rifles as CMAC finds 100 bombs

    Publication date 25 May 2018 | 09:49 | ICT

    Chy Kreng district police in Siem Reap province seized 138 homemade rifles on Wednesday from locals, while Cambodian Mine Action Centre (CMAC) working groups in Prey Veng province unearthed more than 100 cluster bombs.

  • Parties deny they exist for purpose of adding legitimacy to elections

    Publication date 25 May 2018 | 09:49 | ICT

    Several of the 20 political parties registered to contest in the July 29 national elections denied on Thursday that they were “created” purely to add legitimacy to the polls and stave off criticisms against Prime Minister Hun Sen an

  • Cyanide ‘found in samples’

    Publication date 25 May 2018 | 09:05 | ICT

    A senior official at the Ministry of Environment said on Thursday analysis of blood samples from victims of Kratie province’s contaminated water incident earlier this month have confirmed the presence of cyanide, albeit at very low

  • Kampong Chhnang bust sees 9 off to court

    Publication date 25 May 2018 | 09:06 | ICT

    Kampong Chhnang provincial police sent nine suspects to court on Thursday for allegedly dealing and using drugs in Kampong Chhnang town, said Khoem Sophat, provincial deputy head of the anti-drug office.

  • Over 100,000 snares found in Cardamom National Park

    Publication date 25 May 2018 | 08:57 | ICT

    Rangers in Cambodia’s Southern Cardamom National Park, along with the Wildlife Alliance, have removed 109,217 snares in just over six years, said Biodiversity Conservation, highlighting the scale of the poaching epidemic in Southeas

  • Ruling on Ricketson charges due in July

    Publication date 25 May 2018 | 08:55 | ICT

    An investigating udge closed a probe into espionage allegations against Australian filmmaker James Ricketson last week but has yet to set a date for the hearing, defence lawyer Peung Yok Hiep said on Thursday.

  • Member of KNLF jailed on ‘incitement’ charge

    Publication date 24 May 2018 | 10:06 | ICT

    The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday sentenced a member of the Khmer National Liberation Front (KNLF) to 18 months in prison and a 3 million riel fine for organising a press conference last year, which the court said amounted

  • Oddar Meanchey villagers told to leave tourist site

    Publication date 24 May 2018 | 09:56 | ICT

    The governor of Samrong city, Oddar Meanchey province, issued a letter on Tuesday, ordering villagers to remove huts, houses and other structures from the Roluos Thom Natural Eco Tourist Site, after allegedly moving onto the land il