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 2018-01-24 03:29 

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Phnom Penh’s sewers criticised...

Interior Minister Sar Kheng bemoaned Phnom Penh's sewage infrastructure and criticised the Ministry of Environment for allowing untreated waste water to flow into the Mekong and Bassac rivers in unscripted remarks on Monday. Speaking at an unrelated m...

 2018-01-24 03:29 

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Lawless lawman hauled in for meth moonlighting...

A cop, of all people, should know that nosy neighbours are a meth dealer's worst enemy, but one pill-pushing policeman in Kandal province apparently did not. Authorities received a tip-off as to their fellow boy in blue's illicit activities, busti...

 2018-01-24 03:29 

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Monday Night Raw hits the streets of the capital...

Phnom Penh thoroughfares aren't the best place for brawls, but that didn't bother a dozen men caught battling in the street early on Monday. Witnesses say the rival crews were seen whacking each other while driving motorbikes along a Chamkarmon di...

 2018-01-24 03:29 

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Cambodia’s low rate of unemployment doesn’t tell whole story, report finds...

Cambodia continues to boast a remarkably low unemployment rate of 0.2 percent, according to a new global employment report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) but analysts warn the number doesn't tell the entire story. According to the re...

 2018-01-24 03:29 

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Officers show their stuff in three capital captures...

Capital authorities were kept on their toes on Thursday night as they put the kibosh on two separate theft attempts and saw to the arrest of three culprits. First, two men tried making away with a woman's purse but were thwarted on the escape. Constab...

 2018-01-24 03:29 

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Cambodian maids to head to Malaysia in June...

Cambodia plans to send maids to Malaysia in June after a more than six-year ban, the minister of labour said yesterday, while a new online recruitment system has been launched in Malaysia. Speaking to reporters after a meeting, Labour Minister Ith Sam Hen...

 2018-01-24 03:29 

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Seven arrested after guesthouse drug raid...

It wasn't a holiday, but rather, a drug bust that had Pursat province police heading en masse to a guesthouse on Monday where they arrested seven for trafficking. The tip-off was received and officers surrounded the establishment, finding the men insi...

 2018-01-24 03:29 

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Drunken attack results in a sobering arrest...

The weekend escapades of another crew, this time in Svay Rieng province, seemed to keep going on and on, except for one reveller whose night ended in police headquarters. The gang of five started off drinking at a house on Sunday then continued at a resta...

 2018-01-24 03:29 

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C’est beaucoup! French woman’s bag saved...

Two thieves found themselves hauled off to the proverbial Bastille after they were ambushed by a crowd of capital bystanders after snatching a French expat's bag in Daun Penh district. The woman was riding a bicycle on Monday when the suspects veered ...

 2018-01-24 03:29 

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Thief has novel take on Ali’s rope-a-dope...

"A capital man, in Chroy Changvar, with the rope" might be a bad guess during a game of Cluedo, but it summarised a crime that occurred in Phnom Penh on Monday when a motodop watched a client ride off with his scooter. After being flagged down for...

 2018-01-24 03:29 

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Police faces charge for shooting of bystander...

Phnom Penh Municipal Police have sent a district-level police lieutenant to the court, where he is expected to be charged in relation to the fatal shooting of an innocent bystander during a botched cockfighting raid on Sunday. Phnom Penh Municipal Police ...

 2018-01-24 03:29 

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Lorry driver in trouble after hauling bad meat...

Cops held one hell of a barbecue in Banteay Meanchey province on Monday when they burned more than 1,700 kilograms of expired chicken meat confiscated from a truck. Linking up with colleagues at the customs office, police stopped a bus heading into the co...

 2018-01-24 03:29 

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Holdouts in Borei Keila accept compensation...

A handful of holdout families have accepted compensation to leave their homes in Borei Keila, following individual negotiations with district authorities yesterday. Borei Keila is one of the longest-running land conflicts in the country, with development ...

 2018-01-24 03:29 

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Gamblers at odds with police in Battambang...

All the gambling accessories were there at the scene, and Battambang province police put two and two together when they busted four for shooting dice on Saturday. Surrounding the site, cops cuffed the punters and confiscated four dice, a plate they used t...

 2018-01-24 00:47 

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Hun Sen seeks to bolster trade at India-Asean meet...

Prime Minister Hun Sen departs today for the India-Asean Summit hosted in New Delhi, aiming to boost cooperation and expand a historically minor trade relationship with the world's seventh largest economy. The two-day summit begins on Thursday and com...

 2018-01-23 23:59 

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Woman who threw shoe at CPP billboard ‘pressed’ to return...

A Cambodian woman wanted for "incitement" for throwing a sandal at a Cambodian People's Party billboard last year is being pressured by government officials to return to Cambodia from Thailand, where she fled seeking asylum and was recently ar...

 2018-01-23 23:59 

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Fishermen still abused in Thailand...

Forced labour remains rampant on Thai fishing boats more than three years after an international outcry, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released yesterday, with Cambodian fishermen reporting that Thai reforms designed to safeguard them fro...

 2018-01-23 23:59 

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Cambodia may be pressed by new EU palm oil regulations...

New proposed rules from the European Union restricting the import of palm oil would likely affect Cambodia's nascent palm oil sector, but the country's main exporter is hoping that demand from India and China will cushion the blow. Cambodia's ...

 2018-01-23 23:59 

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Rainsy’s Cambodia National Rescue Movement labelled ‘terrorists’...

A high-ranking security official yesterday without offering evidence labelled the Sam Rainsy-created Cambodia National Rescue Movement a "terrorist" organisation, with the nation's highest-ranking defence official warning that the military wou...

 2018-01-23 23:59 

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Ministry rebuts reports of Chinese money laundering through property market...

The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hit back at news reports about Chinese investors laundering their money through Cambodia's real estate market on Monday, calling them "baseless". Speaking to a group of reporters after Foreign ...

 2018-01-23 13:02 

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Foreign Ministry rebuts news reports of money laundering...

The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hit back at news reports about Chinese investors laundering their money through Cambodia's real estate market on Monday, calling them "baseless". Speaking to a group of reporters after Foreign ...

 2018-01-23 12:14 

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Foreign Ministry refutes news reports of money laundering...

The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hit back at news reports about Chinese investors laundering their money through Cambodia's real estate market on Monday, calling them "baseless". Speaking to a group of reporters after Foreign ...

 2018-01-23 07:53 

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More than 120 workers faint at Adidas supplier in Koh Kong...

More than 120 garment workers fainted at a factory in Koh Kong province this morning, with authorities attributing the cause to fumes from a bulldozer operating outside the factory. Heng Samedy, a representative for Thai-owned KKN Apparel Co Ltd, said wor...

 2018-01-23 01:33 

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NBC officials appointed to CPP central committee...

Three deputy governors at the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) were appointed to the ruling party's central committee at the party's congress on Sunday. Chea Serey, Ouk Maly and Neav Chanthana were inducted along with more than 300 other party memb...

 2018-01-23 00:24 

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Unifying brand name unveiled as Rice Federation addresses its flaws...

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) today announced a new "Malys Angkor" brand to be used as the official moniker for four species of Cambodian fragrant rice. The first day of the two-day Cambodia Rice Forum also featured the release of a remarkabl...

 2018-01-23 00:24 

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Registration system ‘hit by graft and negligence’...

Discrepancies, disorganisation, bribe-taking and carelessness are plaguing the government's attempts to count how many births, deaths and marriages take place each year in the Kingdom, officials said yesterday. Interior Minister Sar Kheng said the cou...

 2018-01-23 00:24 

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Phnom Penh chefs join international culinary association...

On Sunday, some of Phnom Penh's top chefs were initiated into the newly formed Cambodian chapter of the international culinary association Disciples d'Escoffier in a ceremony that included sashes with miniature copper saucepans, the handing out of...

 2018-01-23 00:24 

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Two cops detained after man killed during cockfighting raid...

Two police officers were detained yesterday and are being questioned over the death of a man shot dead on Sunday during a raid on a cockfighting ring, allegedly by a stray police bullet. Phnom Penh Municipal Police Chief Chuon Sovan said the two officers ...

 2018-01-23 00:24 

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After suffering years of abuse, a former migrant worker now helps others get out...

Sitting on the white tile floor in his home on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, 29-year-old Yan Muon switched back and forth between Khmer and English as he remembered four years spent working at an electronics factory in Malaysia. The pay, of $151 per month,...

 2018-01-23 00:24 

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Brother of Kem Ley says suit against activists for swiping funeral funds is baseless...

Kem Rithisith, brother of slain political analyst Kem Ley, yesterday said a litigious small-time politician's lawsuit against the organisers of his brother's funeral was unfounded, contradicting the plaintiff's prior claims. Cambodian Youth Pa...

 2018-01-23 00:24 

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PM derides talk of government affairs, hinting phone records could reveal all...

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday night told Cambodia's starlets to either name their high-profile government lovers or keep quiet, telling a room full of journalists he did not want to be tarred with the same brush. Addressing more than 3,400 people a...

 2018-01-22 14:27 

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Kem Samathida: respect Kem Sokha's 'will'...

Kem Samathida, daughter of imprisoned opposition leader Kem Sokha, responded last night to former CNRP head Sam Rainsy's assertions about her father's support for a new "movement" to put pressure on the government, asking the public to hon...

 2018-01-22 12:12 

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CPP inner circle expands, dwarfing China’s and Vietnam’s...

The Cambodian People's Party Central Committee yesterday added more than 300 members to its ranks, the largest-ever class of inductees from government, civil society and law enforcement. The new members, which bring the committee's ranks to more t...

 2018-01-22 12:12 

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Cambodia Rice Federation launches 'Malys Angkor' brand...

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) today announced a new "Malys Angkor" brand to be used as the official moniker for four species of Cambodian fragrant rice. The first day of the two-day Cambodia Rice Forum also featured the release of a remarkabl...

 2018-01-22 12:12 

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Unionists mark anniversary of Chea Vichea killing, while brother skips court...

Unionists today marked the anniversary of the killing of prominent union leader Chea Vichea on the same day his brother, Chea Mony, failed to appear before the Phnom Penh Municipal Court in response to a summons over his calls for economic sanctions on Ca...

 2018-01-22 11:29 

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Indonesia's President Joko Widodo gets set for re-election bid...

by Francis Chan JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) - Things seem to be looking good for Indonesian President Joko Widodo ahead of his re-election campaign, which should kick off on Sept 23. His approval ratings have been on the rise, with the latest survey o...

 2018-01-22 11:29 

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US shutdown crisis deepens as furloughs take effect...

by Nicholas Fandos and Thomas Kaplan WASHINGTON — Senators failed Sunday to reach an agreement to end the government shutdown, ensuring that hundreds of thousands of federal employees would be furloughed Monday morning even as the outlines of a pote...

 2018-01-22 11:29 

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There is nothing virtual about bitcoin’s energy appetite...

by Nathaniel Popper SAN FRANCISCO — Creating a new bitcoin requires electricity. A lot of it. In the virtual currency world this creation process is called "mining." There is no physical digging, since bitcoins are purely digital. But the co...

 2018-01-22 11:29 

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Venezuela’s most-wanted rebel shared his story, just before death...

by Nicholas Casey The end had come for scar Prez. Blood streamed down the rebel's face. His men were fighting behind cabinets and ovens as the Venezuelan government closed in on their hideout. Hours later, he and a half-dozen others lay dead on the fl...

 2018-01-22 10:23 

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Illegal gold mine shafts in Kratie province filled in...

Eleven illegal gold mine shafts in Kratie province including two in which several deaths occurred are being filled in by authorities after villagers repeatedly ignored orders to cease operations there, officials said today. Sok Kiriroth, director of the p...

 2018-01-22 00:39 

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Kids left thinking family outings are all wet...

One Pursat province family went for a swim on Friday, though not in the way they were hoping for after a traffic accident in Anlong Reap commune. In the cab of a lorry that blew a tyre, a father, son and daughter found themselves veering into the pond adj...

 2018-01-22 00:39 

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Shoeless punters are now motorbikeless...

Kampong Speu province authorities were left with an evidence closet full of footwear when they tried busting a cockfighting ring in Odong district on Saturday, but they were left with only motorbikes, chickens and shoes. Getting a tip about the illicit ac...

 2018-01-22 00:39 

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Gang war more whimper than bang in Sen Sok...

The gangs are always meaner on the other side, or so went the thinking of two crews of teens who got in a brawl after slinging insults across a capital street on Saturday. Set up on opposite edges of a Sen Sok district boulevard, the rivals lobbed insults...

 2018-01-22 00:39 

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Second-storey man’s reputation preceded him...

Instead of using his Spider-Man-like powers for good, a villager in Kampong Thom province's Santuk district chose to scale a house yesterday to grab some cash and jewellery from inside. Cops say the suspect clambered up to the first floor window where...

 2018-01-22 00:39 

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Hun Sen chides Cambodia Daily, lauds Trump...

Prime Minister Hun Sen met with members of the press yesterday, not shying away from classifying some journalists and media outlets as extortionists and tax evaders, while applauding United States President Donald Trump's efforts to go after so-called...

 2018-01-22 00:39 

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Two druggie roomies looking at jail time...

It's unclear as to whether two capital roommates will be able to share a holding cell after being busted together with drugs at the Stung Meanchey commune home they share. Cracking down on Saturday on the 18- and 33-year-old drug users after a tip fro...

 2018-01-22 00:39 

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CPP inner circle expands, now dwarfing China’s and Vietnam’s...

The Cambodian People's Party Central Committee yesterday added more than 300 members to its ranks, the largest-ever class of inductees from government, civil society and law enforcement. The new members, which bring the committee's ranks to more t...

 2018-01-22 00:00 

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Inmate was ‘beaten to death’...

A 31-year-old inmate who officials said had committed suicide at the Kandal Provincial Prison was in fact beaten to death, and more than 10 inmates are expected to be charged after the investigation is completed early this week, according to a source clos...

 2018-01-22 00:00 

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Invasive fruit flies detrimental to Kingdom’s mango exports...

Cambodia's mango shipments have been routinely blocked before making it to the international market, with the Ministry of Agriculture claiming the mangoes are not of a high enough quality to meet the sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) requirements neces...

 2018-01-22 00:00 

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American convicted of raping boy, 10, in Siem Reap...

A 79-year-old American man was sentenced to one year in prison for raping a 10-year-old boy by Siem Reap Provincial Court on Wednesday. John Paul Zollbrecht, of Washington state, was sentenced to one year in prison while a Cambodian man who helped facilit...

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