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Fruit Farmer Shot in Stomach During Home Invasion

A 27-year-old fruit farmer was shot in the stomach on Tuesday night during an armed robbery of the house he shares with his aunt and uncle in Ratanakkiri province, according to police, who say the bandits made off with thousands of dollars worth of cash and jewelry.

Teen Gets 20 Years for Murder of 8-Year-Old

A 16-year-old girl is set to spend the next 20 years in prison after being found guilty of premeditated murder in Kandal province on Monday for drowning her 8-year-old neighbor in November in order to pawn the child’s jewelry, a court official said on Tuesday.

Government Sets Dates for Timber Auctions

The majority of the 70,000 cubic meters of timber confiscated by the government this year will be put to bid starting later this month at a combined initial asking price of $12.2 million, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Finance on Monday.

Customs Bureau Saves 700 Kg Of Turtles, Snakes Near Border

A major haul of wild turtles and snakes was found abandoned on Saturday morning on the banks of a small river near a checkpoint along the border with Vietnam in Kandal province, according to customs officials.

Four Injured in Fight Outside Clothes Factory

A brief clash between members of rival unions outside a Phnom Penh garment factory on Friday left four people injured before police could break them apart, local officials said on Sunday.

Brown Coffee Shutters Gong Cha Tea Shops

Just three years after opening in Cambodia, Taiwan-based Gong Cha, which specializes in bubble tea, shuttered the doors of its five local branches on Wednesday.

Inflation Down Amid Plummeting Oil Prices

Inflation slowed significantly last year amid plummeting gasoline prices, the National Bank said in its annual report released on Monday.

Fourth Company Lists on Cambodia’s Exchange

Cambodia’s nascent stock exchange took another step forward on Monday with a fourth company—the country’s largest special economic zone (SEZ)—listing on the nearly 5-year-old bourse.

Monk Defrocked and Arrested For Repeatedly Raping Nun

A recently ordained monk was defrocked and arrested in Takeo province on Saturday morning after admitting to raping a young nun at his pagoda multiple times earlier in the week, police said on Sunday.

Drivers Survive Tanker Crash in Preah Sihanouk

A gasoline tanker burst into flames in Preah Sihanouk province on Thursday morning after attempting to overtake a pair of cars on National Road 4, according to local police.

Vietnam Firm Launches Dairy Plant, Lacks Cows

A new $23 million dairy factory that the owners claim is the first such facility in the country opened in Phnom Penh on Wednesday.

Entrepreneurs Want Help to Boost Local Goods

At an event designed to showcase Cambodian products, local entrepreneurs implored the Ministry of Commerce on Monday to do more than just one-off shows to help them contend with fierce competition from importers of foreign goods.

Hun Sen Returns With Russian Trade Deals

Prime Minister Hun Sen and a delegation of senior government officials returned from Russia on Saturday, having signed eight new agreements with Moscow, pushed for increased trade ties and agreed to review all bilateral agreements signed in the past six decades.

First Direct Flight With Japan Set for September

Plans were finalized last week for the first direct flight between Cambodia and Japan, which is set to launch in September, according to Tourism Minister Thong Khon, who met with Japanese Ambassador Kumamaru Yuji on Thursday.

Hun Sen Declares Major Forestry Shakeup

In what he characterized as a shakeup aimed at curtailing the autocratic whims of the forestry and fisheries administrations, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Thursday that he was placing both bodies under the authority of provincial governments.

New Rules Aim to Stop Corruption at CDC

Investors and officials looking to do business together at the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) will be subjected to new rules intended to foster greater transparency that were announced on Tuesday.

Expert Audit Finds Flaws in Airport Security

A group of Australian civil aviation experts advised Cambodia’s civil aviation body to hire more security staff and mend airport fences in advance of a planned inspection by the U.N.’s civil aviation body later this year, officials said on Monday.

Cambodian Red Cross Raises More Than $13M in One Day

The country’s political and business elite dug deep into their pockets on Sunday for the Cambodian Red Cross’ (CRC) annual fundraising drive in Phnom Penh, contributing a total of $13.43 million during an event marking World Red Cross Day.

Oil Refinery Will Lower Gas Prices, Government Says

Cambodia’s first post-Khmer Rouge oil refinery is slated for construction in Preah Sihanouk province under a $620 million deal between a local firm and a Chinese state-owned company.

Government Rolls Out Ambitious Plan to Eliminate Hunger

Backed by the U.N., Cambodia on Wednesday launched a national action plan to completely eliminate hunger in the country by 2025, the first step in an ambitious initiative that the government signed on to last year.