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Media urged to publicise road traffic, drugs issues

The Ministry of Information has urged all media outlets to disseminate educational messages on drug and traffic issues during the Pchum Ben festival from September 14-29.

CRF: Rice exports to Europe may fall 10%

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) predicted that the value of rice exports to the European market may decline by around 10 per cent this year.

Negotiations to continue for next year’s minimum wage

Negotiations for next year’s minimum wage will continue this week as the parties work to reach an agreement that will impact about 800,000 workers in the textile, garment and footwear industries, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said on Thursday.

New footwear association slated to attract investors

Cambodia is expected to attract more investors to the footwear industry with the setting up of the Cambodia Footwear Association (CFA).

The need to establish research universities in Cambodia

In an era of the globalisation and internationalisation of higher education, it is difficult, if not impossible, to disregard the regional and global trend toward building world-class universities.

Human rights report biased, says Cambodia

Cambodia has accused the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday of having “undermined the principle of objectivity”.

Brick kiln is fined $1,250 for exploiting child labour

A Kandal province brick kiln was fined five million riel ($1,250) for using child labour, after some 100 such facilities were inspected as part of an ongoing check into illegal practices in the industry.

More than 150 students protest Grade 12 results

More than 150 candidates who failed this year’s Grade 12 National Examination protested in front of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in Phnom Penh on Wednesday to demand that their results be reviewed. They dispersed after a representative submitted their petition to an official.

Floods kill seven people, 700 pigs in Cambodia

More than 700 pigs at a farm in Preah Vihear province’s Tbeng Meanchey district either drowned or broke loose overnight on Monday when flash floods caused by the rapidly rising Stung Sen river inundated villages in Bramme commune.

Kingdom ranked best for workers in S Korea

Cambodia was ranked best among 16 countries that have sent migrant workers to South Korea. This was revealed in an annual assessment by the latter’s Human Resource Development Unit (HRD Korea) under the Ministry of Employment and Labour.

At least five people die on Cambodian roads each day

A road safety meeting on Monday reported that at least 170 people were killed and 428 injured in 314 traffic accidents in August – an increase of 29 deaths compared to the previous month. There were 22 more accidents in August than in July and 172 more people were injured.

Cambodia hosts APT ICT forum

Cambodia is currently hosting the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity’s (APT’s) 16th Telecommunication/ICT Development Forum to identify the challenges in the Kingdom’s rural telecommunications development.

In Cambodia, witchcraft violence down but still a concern

Witchcraft-related human rights violations have decreased but remain an area of concern in some remote parts of Cambodia, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said.

Ministry has contest to combat fake news

The Ministry of Information announced its first-ever video competition in a bid to draw practical ideas from the public to help combat fake news.

Cambodia face Bahrain in World Cup qualifier

The Angkor Warriors will face off against Bahrain at 6:30pm on Tuesday in the second round of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium.

Tennis Cambodia heads to Jordan for Davis Cup

On Wednesday, Tennis Cambodia’s men’s national team will enter the courts once more in the longest-running international team event in the world, the Davis Cup.

Rainsy calls on ‘people power’ to support return to Kingdom

Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Camb-odia National Rescue Party (CNRP), on Saturday urged the public to use “people power” when he returns as announced on November 9.

World Cup qualifier Cambodia held by HK in Phnom Penh

The Cambodian national team began their second round of qualifying for the 2022 Fifa World Cup, which also serves as the second round of 2023 AFC Asian Cup qualification, on Thursday night.

Vendors of bush meat warned of tough action

The Ratanakkiri provincial authorities on Thursday warned of tough action against traders, vendors and restaurant owners who continue to deal in and serve bush meat.

Gov’t defends Kingdom’s ‘homegrown’ democracy

Senior government officials on Thursday defended the Kingdom’s “homegrown” democracy, and hit back at criticisms from foreign countries and former leaders of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) which claimed it had been set back.