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For His New Show, British Artist Embraces Color

For his new installation at Phnom Penh’s Java Cafe & Gallery, reclusive British artist Nicolas Grey used watercolors and old photographs to lend an uncertain mystique to his intricate pen-and-ink drawings.

In Phnom Penh, Swiss Film Students Get a Taste of Reality

As filmmaking students Sok Chan Rado and Vuk Vukmanovic arrived at Phnom Penh’s Svay Pope pagoda to shoot a scene for their documentary last week, they were surprised to encounter about 20 armed police officers rounding up vagrants.

Project Aims to Spur Compliance in Tourism Sector

With the government placing tourism at the center of efforts to diversify and grow the country’s economy, a French development organization launched a project on Tuesday to encourage companies operating in the sector to comply with labor laws.

NEC Voter Registration Pilot Comes Up Short of Goal

The National Election Committee (NEC) on Sunday ended its 15-day pilot test of a new computerized voter registration system, but managed to register only half of its goal of 32,528 adults.

Cheap Helmets Make New Safety Rules Futile

When Cambodia's new traffic law comes into force in January, all motorbike drivers and passengers above the age of 3 will be required to wear a helmet. But experts fear the lack of government enforcement to regulate helmet quality makes the new safety rules potentially ineffective.

Reforms of Vocational Training Center Not Enough: Rights Group

Facing fresh calls to overhaul or close down the Pur Senchey Vocational Training Center, the Ministry of Social Affairs said Thursday that it was considering changing the center’s name and dividing the facility into separate centers for homeless people and mentally ill patients.

Experts Strategize on Wildlife Reintroduction

The pangolin is slow and has no teeth—its main defense is curling up into a ball on the dense forest floor. It’s an easy target for poachers looking to cash in on the mammal’s much-prized meat or the supposed medicinal qualities of the tiny anteater’s scales.

Campaign Calls to Stop Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

A campaign to stop sexual harassment at the workplace will be at the center of efforts to curb violence against women over the next year, NGO representatives said at a meeting with government officials Sunday.

In Bid to Increase Helmet Use, Campaign Focuses on Fines

With a new traffic law set to come into force next year, officials and NGOs Thursday announced an aggressive campaign to tell people that failing to wear a helmet while riding a motorbike will threaten their lives and their wallets.

ADB Approves Loan to Improve Irrigation Systems

The Asian Development Bank has approved a $60 million loan to modernize and rehabilitate irrigation systems in Kompong Thom and Battambang provinces.

On World Rabies Day, a Call for Cooperation

Government officials and public health workers met with about 100 students at the Ministry of Health’s school of nursing in Phnom Penh on Monday to mark World Rabies Day, calling for a united effort to eradicate a virus that kills hundreds of Cambodians each year.

SIM Card Crackdown to Focus on Telecom Firms, Not Vendors

From a simple stall on a street corner in Phnom Penh’s Chamkar Mon district, Khuon Andy sells SIM cards, between 40 and 60 per month. Half of his customers provide identification to make their purchase, and half of them do not.