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Environmental Products Attempt to Break Market Boundaries

From his childhood years helping family care for fostered animals, Sokh Chivorn

Ministry Orders Hardware, Software Companies to Register

The Telecommunications Ministry has begun disseminating information about a new requirement for technology companies to register for a license with the ministry.

Volunteer Cleanups to Receive Boost From Website, Contest

The Tourism Ministry will introduce a website and contest—currently dubbed Mr. Clean City—later this month to better coordinate volunteer cleanup projects, but organizers worry the waste they collect won’t reach a proper disposal site.

Trash Is the Attraction in Bar, Hotel Featuring Street Art

On his way home from work in Siem Reap province several years ago, Riem Monisilong started choking and wheezing from a neighbor’s garbage fire. That was the last straw for the 35-year-old artist, who goes by Silong.

Kratie Tuk-Tuk Tour

Holiday weekends offer the best chance to get out to the provinces, but on a weekend like Khmer New Year, the sleepy river city of Kratie slows to a crawl.

Bad Times to Good

From being down on his luck as a conned and homeless traveler, Shuhei Murakami now celebrates the good times two turbulent years later

Activists Raise Voices Online

Though the Adhoc 5 cannot protest from behind bars, the #FreeThe5KH campaign has tried to keep their voices alive throughout 365 days of detention.

NGOs Petition for Larger Education Budget

More than a dozen NGOs from the education sector are calling for the government to set aside a greater slice of the national budget -- at least 20 percent -- to spend on education in the coming years.

Japan Wants to Open Consular Office in Siem Reap

The Japanese government plans to establish a new diplomatic office in Siem Reap City to accommodate more Japanese nationals traveling to the tourism area, according to an embassy official.

Phnom Penh Hosts Expanded Sangkran Celebration for New Year

For the last five years, Phnom Penh’s Khmer New Year celebrations have been somewhat overshadowed by the Sangkranta extravaganza in Siem Reap, which attracts visitors from all over the world.

Chosen by Angel for Bumper Crop, Banana Prices Rise for New Year

Khmer New Year could bring a fruitful financial harvest for sellers of bananas—this year’s divinely selected crop—but some vendors say their sales have not yet ripened.

Digital Payment Apps Face Hurdles to Success in Cambodia

Despite a growing lineup of digital payment apps in the country and predictions of a cashless society within 10 years, experts say major hurdles remain before such a system can catch on and become sustainable in Cambodia.

Uber Steers Closer to Cambodia With Meeting

Representatives of ride-for-hire app Uber met with a government minister this week, the second ministerial meeting in Cambodia for the U.S.-based firm this year.

Reported Incoming French Ambassador Has Connections to Vietnam

The president of France has selected Eva Nguyen Binh, an official at the French Embassy in Hanoi and wife of the French ambassador to Vietnam, as its next ambassador to Cambodia, two media outlets have reported.

Genocide Archive Gets $5.8M to Expand Scope

The Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) has received a $5.8 million contribution from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to help it operate for another 20 years and expand its educational services beyond the Khmer Rouge genocide to document other human rights offenses in the region.

‘B-Boys’ From Different Worlds Hit the Dance Floor Together

Breakdancing is usually defined by the battle—dancers trying to outdo each other with new and better moves. But the dueling breakdancers in a new dance show premiering in Phnom Penh this weekend measure what they can learn from, and teach, each other.

Smart Axiata Supports Startups With $5M Investment Fund

With a lack of capital stifling the development of domestic digital innovation, one of the country’s largest mobile operators has teamed up with an investment consultancy to create a $5 million startup fund for Cambodian companies.

Inspired by Recycling in Japan, Sculptor Turns Waste Into Art

In his new exhibit, “Waterworks,” which he created using rubbish collected off the streets, artist Phe Sophon seeks to communicate the impact of waste on the environment and what it means for the residents of Phnom Penh.

First Women’s Aussie Rules Footy Team Triumphs in Spirit

When the Cambodian Apsa­ras’ newest recruit lobbed a lopsided kick laughably far from the goal, one of the players, Koun Sreylak, stopped by to correct her form.

Thailand-Based Manufacturing Companies Eye Cambodia

As Thailand’s workforce ages and production costs in the country’s manufacturing sector rise, experts and officials see Cambodia as an attractive alternative for companies looking for a younger, cheaper workforce. A lack of skills, however, is standing in the way of any sudden shift.