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 2018-04-23 08:57 

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Prime Minister: Take back islands from inactive developers, National, Phnom Penh Post...

The government will...

 2018-04-23 07:05 

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Activist Tep Vanny makes new bid for release from Cambodia prison, National, Phnom Penh Post...

Boeung Kak land activist Tep Vanny is making another bid for release in a case that sent her to prison over a 2013 protest outside the home of Prime Minister Hun Sen. Vanny's sister, Huot Chansovann, filed a petition on Monday to Hun Sen's cabinet...

 2018-04-23 06:51 

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Authorities in Oddar Meanchey on the hunt for wild elephant, National, Phnom Penh Post...

Cambodian authorities are pursuing a rampaging wild elephant after it trampled villagers' farmland and disappeared into the jungle. The female elephant was spotted on Sunday morning in Oddar Meanchey's Dangrek mountains a rare sighting, according ...

 2018-04-23 05:20 

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Chinese Embassy creates Facebook page in Cambodia, Business, Phnom Penh Post...

The Chinese Embassy in Cambodia's official Facebook page finally made its first post on Sunday with an announcement about a Chinese-funded health project....

 2018-04-23 04:48 

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Amret MFI gets approval to offer insurance policies, Business, Phnom Penh Post...

Amret Microfinance Institution on Monday announced it has partnered with insurance firm AIA to offer insurance policies to its customers after receiving approval from the National Bank of Cambodia and Ministry of Economy and Finance....

 2018-04-23 04:41 

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King Norodom Sihamoni welcomes new Senate, urges respect for human rights, National, Phnom Penh Post...

King Norodom Sihamoni, in an opening speech on Monday to Cambodia's newly-minted Senate, urged the legislative body to uphold human rights and justice. King Sihamoni warmly congratulated the 62-member Senate on its new mandate following almost a year ...

 2018-04-23 04:29 

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Royal Group's Koh Rong luxury hotel officially opens, Business, Phnom Penh Post...

The Royal Sands Koh Rong hotel on Monday marked its official launch as the first luxury resort on Cambodia's most visited island. Prime Minister Hun Sen presided over the inauguration of the hotel, which has been open since December, and features room...

 2018-04-22 17:00 

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Haulers protest high fees at border, National, Phnom Penh Post...

A small crowd of goods transporters protested at the Pailin customs office on Saturday, demanding that authorities reduce the fees for imported goods, a request that was firmly denied. Chum Voeun, Stung Kach commune police chief, said that about 18 vendor...

 2018-04-22 17:00 

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Train hits truck on new northern line in Poipet, National, Phnom Penh Post...

A man travelling in a pickup truck was slightly injured after his vehicle was struck by a train on the newly opened northern rail line in Banteay Meanchey's Poipet town and pushed for about 50 metres before coming to a stop....

 2018-04-22 17:00 

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Unique hurdles exist for female offenders: report, National, Phnom Penh Post...

Women convicted of homicide in Cambodia reported they were coerced to sign documents they could not read and were often roped into a corrupt justice system by the men in their lives, according to new research....

 2018-04-22 17:00 

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Wife charged over fatal acid attack in K Cham, National, Phnom Penh Post...

A Kampong Cham woman has been charged after she allegedly murdered her sleeping husband with acid last week. The suspect, Pin Chea, 44, allegedly confessed to purchasing an unknown type and quantity of acid in Phnom Penh and pouring it on her husband'...

 2018-04-22 17:00 

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Report shows China demand will fuel growth of rice exports, Business, Phnom Penh Post...

Cambodia's rice production and exports will likely continue to grow this year and next year despite low milling rates, buoyed by strong demand from China, according to a report from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)....

 2018-04-22 17:00 

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PM warns unions ahead of poll, National, Phnom Penh Post...

In a closed-door meeting with garment industry union leaders on Sunday, Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered his audience to ensure that factory workers don't organise political protests or associate with the remnants of the now-dissolved opposition party....

 2018-04-22 17:00 

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Startup navigates tricky route, Business, Phnom Penh Post...

As Cambodia's young entrepreneurs seek to harness technology to achieve success, they could benefit from taking a look at local ride-booking service BookMeBus. The Post's Hor Kimsay sat down with the company's 28-year-old founder, Chea Langda,...

 2018-04-22 17:00 

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Wife charged over fatal acid attack in Kampong Cham, National, Phnom Penh Post...

A Kampong Cham woman has been charged after she allegedly murdered her sleeping husband with acid last week. The suspect, Pin Chea, 44, allegedly confessed to purchasing an unknown type and quantity of acid in Phnom Penh and pouring it on her husband'...

 2018-04-22 17:00 

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Kulen Mountain vendors told to go, National, Phnom Penh Post...

Authorities on Sunday warned some 100 vendors around the Preah Ang Thom pagoda on Kulen Mountain to take down their stalls in order to beautify the area for tourists, although no compensation has been offered by authorities, who say they are looking for a...

 2018-04-22 17:00 

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Who owns the rights to tragedy?, National, Post In-depth, Phnom Penh Post...

A woman with short-cropped hair stares directly into the camera, her head cocked slightly to the side. On her lap is a sleeping infant just barely in the frame. The woman was the wife of a Khmer Rouge officer who fell out of favour, and one of thousands o...

 2018-04-22 17:00 

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Court to hear ‘insurrection’ appeal, National, Phnom Penh Post...

The Appeal Court will conduct a three-day hearing starting on Monday for 11 Cambodia National Rescue Party activists who were convicted by a lower court of leading an alleged "insurrection4; during opposition protests at Phnom Penh's Freedom Pa...

 2018-04-22 17:00 

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Admin denies alleged leak of PM Facebook analytics, National, Phnom Penh Post...

A new leak from an anonymous hacker purports to show Facebook analytics for Prime Minister Hun Sen's page demonstrating that a large proportion of his followers are from outside Cambodia, with the leak quickly rejected by the premier's social medi...

 2018-04-22 17:00 

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New marine protected area designated off Kep, National, Phnom Penh Post...

A new marine protected area has been established off the coast of Kep province to protect biodiversity and prevent illegal fishing, officials said on Sunday. A directive by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries officially established the mar...

 2018-04-22 17:00 

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Ministry of Interior, CPP officials rise to rank of four-star general, National, Phnom Penh Post...

Acting head of state Say Chhum has promoted the Ministry of Interior's Thong Sam Ath and ruling Cambodian People's Party Central Committee member Por Pheak to the rank of four-star general in the National Police, following a request by Prime Minis...

 2018-04-22 17:00 

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CNRP ‘insurrection’ appeal starts at Appeal Court, National, Phnom Penh Post...

Updated at 10:35am 23 April 2018 The Appeal Court on Monday started a three-day hearing for 11 Cambodia National Rescue Party activists who were convicted by a lower court of leading an alleged "insurrection4; during opposition protests at Phnom Pe...

 2018-04-22 17:00 

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Stock photo agencies cash in on Khmer Rouge tragedy, National, Post In-depth, Phnom Penh Post...

A woman with short-cropped hair stares directly into the camera, her head cocked slightly to the side. On her lap is a sleeping infant just barely in the frame. The woman was the wife of a Khmer Rouge officer who fell out of favour, and one of thousands o...

 2018-04-22 10:44 

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Elephant in Mondulkiri dies from apparent malnutrition after being shackled, National, Phnom Penh Post...

An elephant in Mondulkiri died from apparent malnutrition on Saturday after being shackled for over 20 days because it was in musth, a naturally occurring periodic hormone surge....

 2018-04-22 10:39 

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Woman charged in fatal acid attack , National, Phnom Penh Post...

A Kampong Cham woman has been charged after she allegedly murdered her sleeping husband with acid last week. The suspect, Pin Chea, 44, allegedly confessed to purchasing an unknown type and quantity of acid in Phnom Penh and pouring it on her husband'...

 2018-04-22 09:38 

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Election security forces not a 'threat': National Police, National, Phnom Penh Post...

National Police spokesman Kirth Chantharith on Friday sought to dismiss fears that the government's plan to deploy 80,000 security forces during July's election is an act of intimidation, saying the troops will not be present at the polling statio...

 2018-04-22 05:00 

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Calijuri stars as Boeung Ket shoot down Army, Sport, Phnom Penh Post...

Brazilian Maycon Calijuri set up the first goal past the hour-mark and scored the second minutes later to ensure a 2-0 victory for Boeung Ket over rivals Ministry of National Defense at Olympic Stadium on Saturday evening as the Metfone C-League resumed a...

 2018-04-20 10:23 

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Government touts revenue collection reforms at meeting, Business, Phnom Penh Post...

The government says it is moving towards financial self sufficiency thanks to its reformed efforts to increase state revenue from taxes and customs income, which Finance Minister Aun Porn Moniroth said had doubled between 2013 and 2018....

 2018-04-20 09:42 

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Police search for Kandal man's body in alleged murder suicide, National, Phnom Penh Post...

Police are searching for the body of a Kandal man who allegedly killed his former partner with a machete outside a high school before jumping off a bridge in a suspected suicide attempt. Ra Chairath, 21, killed his former partner, Ton Srey Noy, 20, on Thu...

 2018-04-20 08:35 

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Wenger to leave Arsenal at end of season, Sport, Phnom Penh Post...

Arsene Wenger will finally bring his 22-year stay as Arsenal manager to a close at the end of the season, the Frenchman announced on Friday. "After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to st...

 2018-04-20 08:30 

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Five Cambodian sailors taking part in Malaysia’s Johor Regatta, Sport, Phnom Penh Post...

A squad of five Cambodian sailors and three officials are in Malaysia for the 2018 Johor International Regatta, which starts on Friday and concludes on Sunday. The move by the Cambodian Sailing Federation (CSF) comes as part of a drive to sharpen the comp...

 2018-04-20 07:47 

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Phnom Pehn Economic Zone to diversify amid years of falling revenue, Business, Phnom Penh Post...

After years of falling revenue at the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (SEZ), board members at a Friday meeting urged greater diversification in income sources in the upcoming year in an effort to shore up profits....

 2018-04-20 04:08 

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Woman arrested for allegedly killing husband with acid, National, Phnom Penh Post...

A 44-year-old Kampong Cham woman accused of fatally dousing her sleeping husband with acid was in court on Friday for questioning. The suspect, Pin Chea, allegedly threw acid in her husband's face in the early hours of Tuesday morning in their Krouch ...

 2018-04-19 12:31 

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Officials investigating Koh Kong villagers' allegations of UDG compensation fraud, National, Phnom Penh Post...

Koh Kong officials are looking into claims that residents of Bak Roneas village affected by a massive project by the company Union Development Group were not properly compensated....

 2018-04-19 11:51 

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Tourism climbs during Khmer New Year, Business, Phnom Penh Post...

Cambodia's tourism numbers increased by 23 percent during the 2018 Khmer New Year holiday, which spanned from April 13 through April 16 this year, when compared to the same four-day holiday last year, according to statistics released by the Ministry o...

 2018-04-19 11:45 

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Cambodia telecom companies urged to pay overdue regulatory fees, Business, Phnom Penh Post...

The government has issued a new warning to telecommunications companies that have yet to deliver outstanding payments to the Kingdom's ministries, giving regulators until the end of the month to settle their debts....

 2018-04-19 11:13 

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Defence Ministry denies weapons in smuggling case came from Cambodia, National, Phnom Penh Post...

After a Thai national was arrested last week for allegedly smuggling guns from Cambodia to Thailand, Cambodia's Defence Ministry has claimed the weapons seized during the arrest are not used in Cambodia, despite the fact that both types of rifle seize...

 2018-04-19 11:02 

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Unlicensed recruitment company shut down, National, Phnom Penh Post...

The Ministry of Labour has shut down an unlicensed recruitment agency that allegedly lied about receiving a licence to send workers to Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Japan. In an announcement last Thursday, the ministry said CJ Labour Supply Co, Ltd ha...

 2018-04-19 10:30 

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Government readying 80,000 security forces for July election, National, Phnom Penh Post...

Some 80,000 security personnel will be deployed for July's upcoming national election, including a volunteer "citizen" force, raising concerns from election and rights observers about possible voter intimidation. State newswire AKP reported th...

 2018-04-19 10:26 

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Cambodia signs $3.1 million agreement with South Korea to create jobs site, National, Phnom Penh Post...

Labour Minister Ith Samheng signed an agreement with his South Korean counterpart to create an online jobs portal for Cambodians during a five-day trip to South Korea over the Khmer New Year holiday....

 2018-04-19 10:17 

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Conservation orgs urge government to halt destruction of Phnom Tnout sanctuary, National, Phnom Penh Post...

Conservation organisations are urging the Cambodian government to take immediate action to halt the "rapid rate of destruction" of the recently created Phnom Tnout Wildlife Sanctuary in Preah Vihear province and the endangered species found in the...

 2018-04-19 08:00 

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Sok Lim Heng crowned King of Khmer Chess at Angkor Sangkran, Sport, Phnom Penh Post...

Youth triumphed over experience as 19-year-old Sok Lim Heng outmoved two-time champion Chheav Bora in the final round of the 2018 Angkor Sangkran Khmer Chess Championship. The final battle to crown the new 'King of Chess' was a highlight of the tr...

 2018-04-19 07:50 

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Hockey hopefuls beat Thai club in build-up to qualifiers for 2018 Youth Olympics, Sport, Phnom Penh Post...

Cambodia's raw but enthusiastic group of young field hockey players turned in a gutsy performance on Wednesday, beating one of Thailand's frontline clubs Saraburi 5-2....

 2018-04-19 07:38 

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Australian mining company discovers gold, silver deposits in northern Cambodia, Business, Phnom Penh Post...

Australia-based mining company Geopacific Resources has confirmed the discovery of gold and silver deposits at its drilling site in northern Cambodia, according to a company release on the Australian stock exchange....

 2018-04-19 04:49 

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'It is revenge': Bail denied again for RFA reporters accused of espionage, National, Phnom Penh Post...

An Appeal Court judge again denied bail on Thursday for two former Radio Free Asia reporters charged with espionage and producing pornography in a case seen as part of Cambodia's crackdown on press freedom....

 2018-04-18 11:38 

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Supreme Court upholds sentences for 2014 grenade attack, National, Phnom Penh Post...

Cambodia's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the sentences of four men, including a former commune chief, for their involvement in a 2014 grenade attack in Phnom Penh that killed the intended target's 11-year-old son and wounded five others....

 2018-04-18 11:19 

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Shipwreck found off coast of Koh Kong, National, Phnom Penh Post...

Royal Cambodian Navy researchers are working to identify a decades-old shipwreck found earlier this month off the coast of Koh Kong province. Divers found the 70-metre-long wreck on April 4 about a mile from Koh Chhlam island, according to Navy officials....

 2018-04-18 10:45 

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Kandal man allegedly murders mother after argument over motorbike, National, Phnom Penh Post...

A 32-year-old Kandal man has been charged with murder for allegedly killing his mother and injuring his father over a dispute related to a motorbike....

 2018-04-18 10:40 

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US think tank warns of China's 'ulterior motives', National, Phnom Penh Post...

A US think tank on Tuesday warned that spreading Chinese investment in the Indo-Pacific follows a pattern of leveraging geopolitical influence at the expense of the nations receiving investment, including Cambodia....

 2018-04-18 09:50 

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Suspect arrested in rape, murder of 5-year-old girl in Prey Veng, National, Phnom Penh Post...

Authorities arrested a 25-year-old man on Wednesday in connection with the rape and murder of a 5-year-old girl on the grounds of a Prey Veng province pagoda during the final day of Khmer New Year festivities on Tuesday, according to police....

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