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Montagnards mull leaving Cambodia

With the clock ticking for Montagnards in Phnom Penh to leave the country or face forced repatriation, some of the asylum seekers have asked the UN Refugee Agency to help them return to Vietnam. Vivian Tan, a regional spokesperson for UNHCR, said “a few people” have ...

Tourism ministry to build vocational schools

The government plans to build two vocational training centers in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville in an effort to strengthen the competitiveness of the tourism sector in Cambodia, the minister of tourism said on 21 September. Keep reading ...

Child labor ring busted

The Government’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force have busted a Phnom Penh child labor ring, following a two-month investigation after a tip-off from the Khmer Times. The children would work all  night selling fruit around the city, before returning to the tiny house in Chbar Ampov around ...

Vietnamese rubber giant makes deal with Cambodian villagers

A “major breakthrough” has been reached in discussions between Vietnamese rubber giant Hoang Anh Gia Lai and 11 indigenous communities in Ratanakkiri province that have lost land and resources to the company’s plantations. During a three-day meeting with community representatives, NGOs and its own subsidiaries, the ...

Bourse softens listing criteria

For companies looking to float shares on Cambodia’s fledgling stock exchange, the rules have just been made easier. After three years and only two listings, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia has revamped the listing criteria, in a bid to increase the number of companies ...

Floods wreak havoc in Kampot

Residents of Kampot province continued to feel the devastating effects of widespread flooding in the area caused by the opening of the Kamchay Hydropower Dam, which has left thousands temporarily homeless and crippled local businesses. Keo Vy, spokesman of the National Committee for Disaster Management, said ...

Hundreds flee homes after dam gates opened

More than 500 homes were flooded in Kampot province’s Toek Chhou district on 16 September morning after the gates of the Kamchay Hydropower Dam were opened, according to officials, with the chiefs of two of three affected communes saying they were given little or no advance ...

Capital’s port on course for IPO

Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) will hold a meeting next week to review the submitted financial statements of Phnom Penh Autonomous Port, Cambodia’s second-largest port, and to consider its eligibility to list and trade its securities on the stock exchange, a CSX official said on 16 ...

Koreans, Kok An face off in land dispute

A tense stand-off between staff from a South Korean development firm and representatives of tycoon and ruling party Senator Kok An took place in northern Phnom Penh on 16 September, over what the Korean company says is an attempted land grab. More than 20 Korean and ...

Flooding from dam washes out homes, rice fields in southern Cambodia

Local government officials in a southern Cambodian province failed to evacuate villagers in time to prevent their homes and rice fields from flooding after the operators of a Chinese-built hydropower dam informed them a day earlier that they would open the facility’s gates to release ...

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