Children line up during the inauguration of a new building at Romdeng primary school in Siem Reap province’s Srei Snam district last week. The construction of the six-classroom building, paid for with a private donation of US$100,000, was overseen by the NGO Plan International Cambodia. According to figures from the 2008 census, 33 percent of children aged 6 and up in Srei Snam district attended school.
Expanding education in Siem Reap
- 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
- 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,
- UN ‘overstepping mandate’
Cambodia's Permanent Mission to the UN (CPM) denounced statements put out by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), accusing the entity on Monday of violating its own mandate. The statement, made on May 11 by the spokesman of OHCHR, expressed disappointment
- Endangered animals found dead in Pailin
An endangered gaur was one of “many” wild animals found dead in “dozens” of illegal traps in Pailin province’s Phnom Khieu Wildlife Sanctuary, said Chit Thy, a military officer working with rangers to protect the conservation area, on Wednesday. Thy, an officer in the 507