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Government responds to Global Witness

Government officials reacted strongly yesterday to a recent statement by NGO Global Witness calling on Switzerland, the host of this year’s World Economic Forum, to turn away Prime Minister Hun Sen and not give him a platform to find new international business partners. ...

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Cambodia eyes Swedish trade

Cambodia is seeking to expand its market for milled rice to Sweden and is looking for ways to cooperate further in trade and investment. ...

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Pressure on hearings in Vietnam voter link complaints

The National Election Committee (NEC) yesterday changed its procedure for resolving complaints that allege some registered voters are Vietnamese by holding brief, private hearings to speed up the process. ...

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Courts ‘must solve’ corruption conundrum

Cambodia’s judicial system is troubled by a cycle of corruption, with both sides of the bench accusing the other of perpetuating the practice of bribery, Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) Chairman Om Yentieng said on Thursday at the inauguration of the new bar association president. ...

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Landmine casualties drop by 25 percent

The number of casualties from landmines last year dropped by a quarter compared with the year before, the first time the number of deaths or injuries have been less than 100, the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA) said yesterday. ...

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Rubber exports stable

While international rubber prices rebounded late last year, Cambodia’s exports in 2016, however, remained relatively unchanged compared with 2015, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...

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Ministry to meet sugar companies over land dispute

The Land Ministry will meet with the three companies at the center of the decade-long land dispute in Koh Kong province this week in an attempt to finally resolve the villagers’ grievances. ...

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National Election Committee (NEC) releases first publication of the country’s new voter lists

On 03 January 2017, National Election Committee (NEC) issued the first publication of voter lists with the first total number of the 7,864,429 eligible voters and name of 8,346 eligible voters will be omitted. Citizens can go to check and confirm their name and personal data at 1,633 Commune and Sangkat across the country from the announcement day, or go to check online via the address www.voterlist.org.kh, or call to 1285 for Cellcard, Smart and Metfone users to get more information.  

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National Election Committee (NEC)

Result of voter registrations for commune elections 2017 from 01 September to 30 November 2016

On 01 December 2016, National Elections Committee (NEC) has released an announcement of voter enrollment across country after three-month registration started from 01 September to 30 November 2016. The figure shows that 7,873,194 people have already registered for the next Commune Elections, this number is equal to 81.47 % of the total number of potential voters older than 18.

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National Elections Committee (NEC)

Japan provides 305,314 USD for implementation of four projects

On 25 November 2016, under Japan’s economic cooperation framework, the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security​ Projects (“KUSANONE” Grant), the Government of Japan has agreed to provide US$305,314 in total to 4 recipient organizations. The Grant Contracts have been signed  between H.E. Mr. HORINOUCHI Hidehisa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and the representatives of the recipients respectively, to carry out the following projects: Constructing School Building at Chheu Teal Chrum Primary School in Veal Veng District, Pursat Province’ (US$58,800), Constructing School Building at Boeung Snuol Primary School in Bavel District, Battambang Province’ (US$81,818), Constructing School Building at Khlaing Primary School in Ba Phnum District, Prey Veng Province’ (US$82,355), Constructing Gynecology and Obstetrics Ward at Trapang Kraloeng Referral Hospital in Kampong Speu Province’ (US$82,341).

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Embassy of Japan in The Kingdom of Cambodia

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