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Phnom Penh Fares Poorly in Livability Index

Phnom Penh is one of the least-livable cities in the world, but has also seen relatively strong improvement in quality of life over the past five years, the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual Global Livability Ranking released this month has found.

Export-Grade Coffee from Cambodia’s Highlands

In a quiet neighborhood not far from Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium, on an unassuming side street lined with houses and a few carts selling sweets, a revolution of sorts is brewing. Or, at the very least, a good cup of joe.

High School Students Say Exam Cheating Rife

High school students began taking their examinations on Monday, with many students in Phnom Penh reporting they had been able to cheat by bribing exam supervisors to take answer sheets into the classroom.

Fewer Female Lawmakers Elected to Parliament

There may be markedly fewer female lawmakers to be found in the next National Assembly, an analysis of preliminary election results suggests.

By Cyclo, Discover the Secrets of Phnom Penh’s Past

Khmer Architecture Tours excursions, a non-profit organization founded in 2003, specializes in showcasing a side to the Cam­bodian capital that is now largely overlooked—and, in many plac­es, lost entirely.

Ministry to Survey Gap Between University, Jobs

The Ministry of Education is preparing to distribute questionnaires nationwide to assess the gap between the job market and subjects being studied by university students.

Harvest Fears as Snail Infestation Destroys Crops

An infestation of large snails is destroying rice fields in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nop district, raising concerns among farmers that yields from this year’s harvest will be much lower than usual.

Rising Demand Boosts Organic Rice Industry

Production of Cambodian organic rice is rising rapidly as international demand for the product increases, experts said at a forum for growers and other in­dustry members held Tuesday at the Phnom Penh headquarters of agricultural NGO Cedac.

Donations Pour in After Boy Loses Arm in Brick Factory Accident

An 8-year-old boy who had his arm severed last week in an accident at a brick factory in Kompong Cham province was showered with cash donations over the weekend from leading ruling party figures, the victim’s family said Sunday.

Mekong Dams Could Be Threat to Cambodia’s Food Security

The construction of two hydroelectric dams proposed for the Mekong River would lead to steep declines in the availability of fish—an essential source of protein for Cambodians—potentially threatening food security, according to a new report by the fisheries administration.

CSOs Look for New Ways to Access Funding

Civil society organizations (CSOs) spent more than $600 million, employed 43,000 people and directly impacted more than 1.3 million people in 2012, according to a report released Monday by the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC).