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Cambodia: One dinner, big message

The two first families of Cambodian politics dined together Saturday night, talking selfies and putting human faces on the “Culture of Dialogue.” The dinner at the Cambodiana drew together for one meal the families of Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy. The convivial, ...

Transparency watchdog deals discounts to fight corruption

Transparency International Cambodia has launched a new campaign to encourage citizens to fight corruption, issuing a card that provides discounts with more than 100 companies to people who vow to work against the practice. The card includes a hotline to report corruption that its holders may ...

After slavery, trafficked fishermen face lonely road to recovery

Hundreds of fishermen were rescued from slavery on Thai fishing boats off the coast of Indonesia earlier this year. Trafficked and sold to work on the boats, the men – mostly from Myanmar and Cambodia – had endured beatings, abuse and torture. After they were freed, ...

EU warns NGO law could cost $700m

The European Parliament yesterday passed a resolution urging Cambodia’s government to scrap the proposed NGO law, saying the Kingdom could lose $600-700 million annually in development projects if the legislation is passed. It stated the Law on Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations could see the country lose ...

Cambodian deputy PM praises China for contributing to socio-economic development in Cambodia

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sar Kheng said 10 July that China has greatly contributed to socio-economic development in Cambodia and vowed to further enhance the bilateral ties for mutual benefits. At an event at the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia, Sar Kheng highly ...

Cambodian Foreign Minister embarks on visit to Thailand

Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong left 10 July for a three-day visit to Thailand to further enhance ties and cooperation between the two neighboring nations. Namhong, who is also a deputy prime minister, is accompanied by Var Kimhong, senior minister in charge of Border Affairs, and Culture ...

Ministry finishes its draft law on alcohol

The Ministry of Health has completed a draft law on alcohol regulation, which will set a minimum drinking age, increase taxes on alcohol and place other controls on the sale, consumption and advertising of alcohol. Dr Ray Rany, head of tobacco and alcohol at the Health ...

Cambodia: LANGO changes ‘too little’

The government yesterday confirmed four changes to the controversial NGO law in response to widespread criticism; opponents, however, say the edits are insignificant and the legislation remains a “severe violation” of Cambodia’s constitution. As protests over the law continued yesterday in Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park, ministers ...

Why is a big Cambodia military delegation in China?

On July 8, Defense Minister Tea Banh left Cambodia with a large, high-powered delegation of 23 high-ranking military and security officials for a five-day trip to China. While both sides have insisted that the visit is a routine one, recent events, as well as the ...

Working conditions in Cambodia's garment factories slightly improved: group

The International Labor Organization (ILO) has found a slight improvement in Cambodia’s garment factory working conditions, although issues of overtime and occupational safety and health continue, according to its latest report released on 8 July.   The ILO’s Better Factories Cambodia (ILO-BFC) Program report said it ...

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