Domestic workers rescued from Malaysia

The Cambodian consul-general in Malaysia on April 12 helped repatriate eight Cambodian domestic workers who were forced to work in grueling conditions in Malaysia. Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Chum Sounry said on April 12 that the Cambodian embassy in Kuala Lumpur intervened to help the ...

ASEAN talks South China Sea in Siem Reap

Chinese and ASEAN representatives are meeting in Siem Reap to begin hammering out a code of conduct for the highly contested South China Sea. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Chum Sounry said Cambodia was hosting the director-general-level meeting on March 29-30. China has openly dismissed ...

Australia praises Cambodia on refugees

An Australian government minister on March 16 praised Cambodia for taking in refugees from the island nation of Nauru, according to Foreign Ministry spokesman Chum Sounry. Mr. Sounry spoke to the media after private talks between Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn and Australia’s International Development Minister Concetta Fierravanti-Wells. He ...

Cambodia, Vietnam build ties

Cambodia and Vietnam have vowed to build closer ties and improve border trade after three days of closed-door meetings. Chum Sounry, the spokesman for the Foreign Affairs Ministry, said officials from the two countries spent time discussing how to work together on agriculture, education, culture, energy, ...

Khmers rescued from Malaysia, China

Three women and a child have been repatriated from Malaysia after being cheated by their brokers or subjected to laborious work. According to the Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Chum Sounry, the Cambodian embassy in Malaysia rescued a Cambodian woman and her three-year-old son who were forced ...

Help clear mines, Canada urged

Cambodia has asked Canada to consider resuming aid for demining. Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn made the request when he met Canadian ambassador Donica Pottie, who is based in Bangkok, at the Foreign Ministry on February 16. Canada’s development aid for Cambodia, including assistance on demining, ended ...

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