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Three "Environment Activists" Arrested

Phnom Penh: Three members of the disbanded “Mother Nature” organisation are awaiting their first appearance in court. They were arrested on Wednesday. The three are Sun Ratha, Ly Chandaravuth and Yim…

Veteran Ayay Elder Ta Salad Dies

Phnom Penh: Cambodia has now lost another legacy of Khmer ancient arts. Days after the death of Royal Ballet icon, Em Theay, veteran Ayai, known to the Cambodian public as Ta Salat, died this morning…

Exam Dates Announced for Schools

Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s 2021 school exam dates have been announced. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) has set the schedule for lower and upper secondary school exams for both public and…

Virtual Olympic Day for Cambodia Next Week

Phnom Penh: The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, the NOCC, is to celebrate Olympic Day virtually on Wednesday next week. The event is an annual one, observed by the International Olympic Committee.

World’s 3rd Largest Diamond Unearthed

INTERNATIONAL: The African nation of Botswana is displaying one of the world's largest diamonds. The uncut stone is 1,098 carats and is said to be the third largest so-called "gem-quality" diamond ever…

China's Shenzhou-12 Docks with Country’s Space Station

INTERNATIONAL: China’s latest manned spaceship, Shenzhou-12, has successfully docked with a part of the country’s space station, which is under construction. Thursday’s manned launch was China’s first…

Fresh Wave of Outages hits Internet

INTERNATIONAL: Just days after an obscure internet content delivery provider caused a global crash of major websites, it’s happened again. The websites and apps of dozens of financial institutions, airlines…

World Bank Predicts 4% Growth for Cambodian Economy in 2021

Phnom Penh: The World Bank says Cambodia’s economy is gradually recovering and is projected to grow 4% over the remainder of 2021, but will be “uneven and volatile”, in part due to the 20 February Community…

HM The Queen Mother Turning 86

Phnom Penh: Her Majesty The Queen Mother, Norodom Monineath Sihanouk, celebrates her 86th birthday on Friday. Born in 1936, in the western tradition, it would be her 85th birthday, but in the Khmer tradition,…

Booze Bans Spread to Kampong Thom

Phnom Penh: Kampong Thom has become the latest province in Cambodia to announce a ban on alcohol sales. In recent weeks, similar bans have been announced in Kep, Kampot and Siem Reap. Unlike Siem Reap’s…

Phnom Penh’s “High Risk” Businesses Remain Closed

Phnom Penh: The Phnom Penh Municipal Administration has extended the city’s Covid-19 administrative measures, “until further notice”. They were first extended for 14 days on the night of the 2nd of June…

Coca-Cola Shares Rebound after Ronaldo Snub

INTERNATIONAL: Shares in the world’s biggest soft-drink maker, Coca-Cola, have rebounded after plummeting on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The shares lost over $4-billion in value, after…

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Indefinite Booze Ban for Siem Reap

Amidst a rising number of Covid-19 cases, Siem Reap Province has announced an indefinite ban on the sale of alcohol, as well as gatherings, effective from Wednesday. Unlike similar booze bans in Phnom…

Cambodia and France Hail Bilateral Cooperation

Cambodia and France have expressed their “satisfaction” with bilateral trade and investment cooperation. The statement was made during a farewell visit by the French Ambassador, Ms. Eva Nguyen Binh to…

Tourism Still Alive, If You Know Where to Go

INTERNATIONAL: More and more Cambodians are being vaccinated every day and travel is already top of mind. Suddenly, the whole world feels in reach again, even if travel restrictions haven’t quite been…

Business Registration Boom

Phnom Penh: Despite the pandemic, it’s been a great first year for Cambodia’s Online Business Registration portal. The Ministry of Economy & Finance says it has registered 6,164 businesses online this…

Ministries Urged to Work Together to Develop TVET

Phnom Penh: On Cambodia’s 4th TVET Day (Technical and Vocational Education & Training Day), Prime Minister Hun Sen has encouraged ministries to work more closely together to promote and encourage skills…

Cambodia’s Garment Manufacturing Sector Expands

Phnom Penh: The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved three new investment projects worth a combined $15-million. All are new garment manufacturing and textile factories and look…

Cambodia Thanks Czech Republic for Debt Cancellation

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has expressed his gratitude to the Czech Republic for cancelling millions of dollars in debt owed by Cambodia since the 1980s. The Prime Minister’s thanks were conveyed…

Wimbledon Warm-up Gets Underway

INTERNATIONAL:The biggest name in tennis, Roger Federer, was back on court on Monday, chasing his 11th Halle Open Title. The grass tournament is considered to be the big Wimbledon warm-up and marks Federer’s…

New Mine-Sniffing Rats for Cambodia after Magawa Retires

Phnom Penh: Cambodia has deployed its next generation of landmine-detecting rats, as part of a huge effort to rid the country of unexploded ordnance or UXO. 20 African Giant Pouched Rats have recently…

BREAKING NEWS: Beloved Royal Ballet Icon Dies

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has paid tribute to Cambodia’s Royal Ballet icon, Em Theay, who passed away shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning after a long illness, at the age of 88.

Banks Donate Food Aid for Locked Down Communities

The Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC), together with the Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) have donated $10-thousand and tonnes of food for those worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The…

Prime Minister Hun Sen Welcomes New Czech Ambassador

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has officially welcomed the newly-appointed Czech Republic Ambassador to Cambodia, Mr. Martin Vávra. They posed for a photograph on Monday morning, prior to their courtesy…

China’s Mars Rover Snaps a Selfie

China has unveiled new photos of its Mars rover exploring the surface of the red planet, with state media hailing it as a sign of the mission's "complete success." The Zhurong Rover, named after the…

Delayed UEFA Euro 2020 Finally Kicks Off

International: The most prestigious football competition in Europe, Euro 2021, is underway, having finally kicked off on Saturday. 24 national teams are dreaming of winning the title on 11 July at London’s…

Cambodia Eager to Redeem Some Pride on the Pitch

Phnom Penh : It is Cambodia’s swan-song in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers on Friday night. The national team will try to redeem some pride when they play Iran in their final appearance in the Asian…

Golden Boost for Cambodian Economy

Phnom Penh : Cambodia will begin industrial-scale gold mining on 21 June, in what is a huge boost for the economy. The announcement was made last night by Prime Minister Hun Sen. He says the country’s…

E-Arts Cambodia Hits 150k YouTube Subscribers

Phnom Penh : E-Arts Cambodia’s audience is growing. Our YouTube channel now has 150-thousand verified subscribers. To mark the milestone, we have received the “Silver Creator Award” from YouTube, given…

US Returns 27 Seized Angkorian Artifacts to Cambodia

A wealth of Khmer heritage is being returned to Cambodia by the New York District Attorney’s Office in the United States. The 27 Angkorian artifacts had been illegally trafficked out of Cambodia, but…

Promising Times for Cambodia’s Rubber Producers

Cambodia is hard at work developing the country’s rubber industry. It has secured millions of dollars of investment in new tyre production facilities in the country. The plan is for the Cambodian natural…

Future of KrisEnergy’s Cambodia Oil Operations in Doubt

Phnom Penh : Cambodian oil drilling in the Gulf of Thailand is in jeopardy. Secretary of State of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Mr. Meng Saktheara, released a statement on his Facebook page on Wednesday…

Cambodia to Remain Neutral in US-China “Battle”

Phnom Penh : Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Mr. Tea Banh, says Cambodia is in the middle of a “geopolitical battle between superpowers” and that the country will adhere to its policy…

BREAKING NEWS : Worries Over World Wide Web Stability

Government, news and social media websites across the globe are back online Wednesday after being hit by a widespread outage linked to US-based cloud storage company. High traffic sites including Reddit,…

Bail Denied for Union Leader Rong Chhun

Phnom Penh, 8 June 2021: The Phnom Penh Municipal Court has rejected requests for bail by union leader Rong Chhun and social activist Sar Kanika as they “could commit a new crime”.

Cambodia and U.S “Advance Cooperation”

BREAKING NEWS : Phnom Penh, 8 June 2021: Cambodia and the United States of America have lauded the “fruitful outcomes” of Monday’s bilateral meeting on human trafficking. Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister…

Brace for Heavy Weather

Phnom Penh, 8 June 2021: The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has warned that some heavy weather is rolling in from the Gulf of Thailand. Cambodia will be affected by Tropical Storm Koguma,…

Cambodia all but out of 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

BREAKING NEWS : Manama, 7 June 2021: Mathematically, it’s all over for Cambodia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. The national team was thumped 4-1 by Iraq on Monday night in Bahrain. The Arabs…

Sleep: No “One Size Fits All”

The amount of sleep we need has once again come under the spotlight, thanks to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. It suggests seven hours is better for you than eight. The American Academy…

Cambodia and U.S. Pledge Closer Military Cooperation

Phnom Penh, 8 June 2021: It’s a new day for Cambodia-U.S military cooperation. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Mr. Tea Banh, met with both the outgoing and incoming U.S Chiefs of Staff…

Benefits of Registering for NSSF

Phnom Penh, 7 June 2021: The National Social Security Fund is encouraging Cambodians to register through their employer for social insurance. The NSSF was implemented in 2008 and is part of Cambodia’s…

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to Stand Trial from Monday

BREAKING NEWS : Naypyidaw, 7 June 2021: The trial of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will begin next Monday, 14 June. Her lawyer told the news agency AFP that she faces a range of charges including…

Cambodia Attends ASEAN-China Special Meetings

Phnom Penh, 7 June 2021: Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, Mr. Prak Sokhon, is leading the country’s delegation to Chongqing, China, to attend…

ASEAN Expected to Name Special Envoy to Myanmar

Brunei, 7 June 2021: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is expected to announce a special envoy to Myanmar in the coming days. A high-level delegation visited Myanmar this weekend to…

Cambodia Face Iraq in 2022 World Cup Qualifier Tonight

Manama, 7 June 2021: Cambodia play Iraq tonight in their next 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier. To go through to the next round of qualifiers the national team will need to beat Iraq and then beat Iran…

Google, Facebook, Amazon Welcome Global Tax Deal

London, 5 June 2021: Tech giants Facebook, Google and Amazon have welcomed a global tax deal agreed to by the Group of Seven (G7) countries. The proposal aims to prevent multinational businesses from…

CDC Approves Two Big Investment Projects

Phnom Penh, 4 June 2021: The Council for the Development of Cambodia has given the green light to two new investment projects in the kingdom, amounting to a combined $10.6-million. The CDC’s Investment…

Booze Ban & Curfew for Kep

Kep, 4 June 2021: A ban on alcohol sales and an 8pm-5am curfew are now in effect in Kep. The Provincial Administration announced the provisional administrative measures late last night. They take affect…

MPT Issues Warning Over “Coca-Cola Welfare Fund”

Phnom Penh, 4 June 2021: The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has warned the public to be on the lookout for a phishing scam on social media called the “Coca-Cola Welfare Fund”. It invites people…

APSARA Authority Completes Repairs To Ptei Temple

Siem Reap, 4 June: The APSARA Authority’s Department of Preservation of Prasat Krao and Angkor Park has completed the renovation of Ptei Temple. It is located in the middle of the baray of Beng Mealea…

Boutique’s “Wart Remover Ointment” Banned

Phnom Penh, 4 June 2021: The Ministry of Health has banned the LNA Boutique’s Facebook account from promoting the sale of its unlicensed “Wart Remover Ointment”.

Bumper Year For Cambodian Farmers

Phnom Penh: While the pandemic has put the brakes on much of the Cambodian economy, it’s been a hugely successful year so far for Cambodian farmers. Exports of bananas and mangoes are on track…

Phnom Penh Declares Two New Orange Zones

Phnom Penh, 3 June 2021: Hours after declaring a two-week extension on the suspension of “high risk businesses”, owing to rising Covid-19 cases, Phnom Penh has declared two new orange zones.

Hopes High For Cancellation Of Cambodia’s Lon Nol Debt

Phnom Penh, 2 June: There are increasing hopes that Cambodia’s almost $700-million debt to the United States will soon be renegotiated. The issue was discussed during yesterday’s wide-ranging discussions…

Diesel price goes up but petrol prices stay the same

Phnom Penh, 1 June: The price of diesel in Cambodia has been increased by 50 riel per litre, but the prices of petrol will remain the same. According to the Ministry of Commerce, the retail fuel prices…

Sar Savy a Cambodian “blue helmet” (Video inside)

Phnom Penh: Sar Savy a Cambodian “blue helmet”, will be awarded posthumously the Dag Hammarskjold Medal on the International Day of UN Peacekeepers on May 27 along with more than 100 UN peacekeepers.