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Floods kill 152 people, affect 418,770 families in Cambodia: officials

The Mekong River and flash floods have killed at least 152 people and affected 418,770 families in 20 provinces in Cambodia, disaster control officials said Friday. Pon Narith, Secretary General of the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), said floods have hit the country twice this ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia Sees 33,770 Malaria Cases In 10 Months, Eight People Dead

Cambodia reported 33,770 malaria cases in the first ten months of the year, a drop of 43 percent from 59,670 cases a year earlier, Xinhua news agency reported a health official as saying Saturday. A total of eight patients died during the ten-month period, down 78 ...

Bernama News Staff

Tourists up 54 percent in Chinese New Year

The number of tourists, local and international, traveling in Cambodia during the three-day Chinese New Year holiday increased by 54.5 percent in 2018, reaching 864,770, according to a report released yesterday by the Ministry of Tourism. ...

Sum Manet

ICC told: Cambodia land-grabbing is 'crime against humanity'

A British lawyer has filed a complaint with the International Criminal Court, writes Kevin Ponniah, alleging that a wave of violent land-grabbing that has displaced 770,000 people has been carried out by Cambodia’s ruling elite, and that it amounts to a crime against humanity. ...

Kevin Ponniah

ODC, a Cambodian NGO, participated in the Paris Peace Forum 2019

Mr. Thy Try, Executive Director/Editor-in-Chief of Open Development Cambodia, was selected to attend the Paris Peace Forum 2019 on 12–13 November.Mr. Thy Try is standing in front of the Grande halle de La Villette where the Paris Peace Forum was celebrated.The Paris Peace Forum is ...

Lawyer files complaint at International Court over land grabs

A British lawyer has filed new documents against senior Cambodian officials at the International Criminal Court, accusing them of systematic land grabs that constitute human rights abuses. A communication filed on Oct. 7 claims that over the last 14 years, an estimated 770,000 Cambodians, or ...

Sok Khemara

Local brokers still manipulate prices: farmers

Farmers have expressed concern over local brokers’ manipulation of the market during harvest season, reducing buying prices for farmers who have no access to actual market rates. While some farmers have already completed their harvests, others have left their fields barren, fearing brokers will reduce ...


Cambodian ruling elite accused of crimes against humanity

Forty NGOs from around the world have called on the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to begin preliminary examinations into claims that Cambodia’s “ruling elite” were accused of committing crimes against humanity. On October 7, British lawyer Richard Rogers submitted ...

World Bulletin News Staff

IFC seeks more Australian partnerships in emerging markets

INTERNATIONAL Finance Corporation, the private-sector arm of the Washington-based World Bank, has invested $US805 million ($770m) in Australian projects around the world These projects are in 24 countries and in sectors ranging from financial services to infrastructure. IFC is an investor in three Macquarie Group-sponsored infrastructure ...


Locals Pay Almost Double for iPhone Amid High Demand

Cambodian customers eager to buy Apple Inc.’s newest iPhone are paying almost double the company’s asking price in the U.S., phone vendors in Phnom Penh said yesterday. At about a dozen phone shops near Phnom Penh’s Central Market, vendors were doing a steady trade in the ...

Cambodia's first IPO nears

Cambodia’s first initial public offering is fast approaching, and demand is expected to be robust. Bookbuilding, the process during which bids are taken and a price set for shares, ended last Wednesday for Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA). The final offering price will be announced ...


Corn prices to rise with new Thai policy

Cambodian officials in provinces bordering Thailand said the price of Cambodian corn would increase as a result of a reduced supply and a new Thai government policy of importing more corn for animal processing. The Bangkok Post reported on Tuesday that the Thai cabinet approved the ...


‘Accidents claimed 1,981 lives last year’

A National Police report for 2019 said that of the 4,121 traffic accidents that occurred throughout last year, 1,981 people – including 330 females and 1,651 males – had died. Another 3,919 were seriously injured and 2,222 suffered minor injuries. The report said traffic accidents ...

Khorn Savi

Feature: Slum dwellers in Cambodian capital want to benefit from development

Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital and largest city, has seen rapid development in the last decade — numerous high-rises, large shopping malls and business centres as well as public parks are beautifying this city — in the meantime, slum-dwellers are also on the rise. According to the ...


‘Burst’ of land disputes sees dozens of Cambodians charged: rights group

Cambodian authorities have charged nearly half as many villagers in land dispute cases in the first three months of this year as they did in all of 2013, a local rights group said Thursday, adding that most of the rows stemmed from government-granted land concessions. Following ...

Radio Free Asia News Staff

Stakeholder workshop on using open data and digital tool for better project implementation

On 04 November 2019, Open Development Cambodia (ODC) organized a full-day stakeholder workshop on “Access to Open Data, Map and Use the Digital Tools for Better Project Implementation” at Sunway Hotel Phnom Penh. This workshop is funded by the USAID through East-West Management Institute (EWMI), ...


Although there are often new discoveries,1 a global lack of up to date data on botanical research makes plants biodiversity hard to assess in Cambodia. Compared to neighboring countries, the number of plant species is low, mostly due to the relative country’s flat landscape.2 Botanical knowledge ...

SDG 7 Affordable and clean energy

SDG 7 focuses on affordable, reliable and sustainable access to modern energy services. This includes ensuring universal access to energy services (SDG 7.1), increasing the proportion of renewable energy sources used to supply these services (SDG 7.2) and doubling the rate of energy efficiency improvements ...

Off-shore oil and gas exploration and extraction

For the purposes of oil and gas exploration, six Offshore Blocks (A–F) have been set out. Significant finds of oil have been made in Block A, but no oil has yet been extracted. ...

Water resources

Geographically, Cambodia is rich in rivers and water bodies. These water resources play an important role in economic and social development, particularly in agriculture, industry, environmental protection and tourism sectors. ...

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