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No politics, more pay: teachers

Teachers across Cambodia are insisting pay raises aren’t just an election year issue. More than 30 representative teachers gathered for the start of a three-day seminar in Phnom Penh yesterday to continue demanding living wages. The teacher are asking for 250$ per month, according to seminar ...

Mom Kunthear

Bar Association Requests Set Price for Copies of Case Files

The Bar Association of Cambodia has written to Justice Minister Ang Vong Vattana requesting that an official price be set for photocopies of court case files, claiming that court clerks are taking advantage of the current system by charging lawyers extortionate amounts. The letter, dated October ...

Kuch Naren

One million Cambodian children received new measles, rubella vaccine

The total number of Cambodian children immunized in the nationwide campaign with measles and rubella vaccines has already reached one million, the Ministry of Health announced Tuesday. Health Minister Mam Bunheng launched the campaign against these two children’s diseases on Oct. 21, aiming to vaccinate all ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Hun Sen Makes More Cuts to Sok An’s Portfolio

Prime Minister Hun Sen signed off on a directive last week to trans­fer 11 government bodies, previously overseen by Cabinet Minister Sok An, to relevant ministries and institutions, further cutting the expansive portfolio of the deputy prime minister in the wake of July’s national election. ...

Aun Pheap and Colin Meyn

2014 Draft Budget Reaches Assembly, Still Under Wraps

The National Assembly’s 12-member permanent committee will take its first look at the country’s $3.54 billion draft budget for 2014 on Monday, though officials are still refusing to offer a breakdown of how the money will be spent. The draft, which allocates more than $400 million ...

Hul Reaksmey

Farmers Accuse Mining Company of Threatening Land Grab

Some 300 farmers protested for a second day at their local commune office in Preah Vihear province Thursday against a mining company they accuse of threatening to steal their land unless they accepted its compensation offer to relocate. The Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy granted ...

Aun Pheap

City Hall’s shuffling of officials continues

In what appears to be an ongoing reorganisation of City Hall, a long-time financial director will step into the shoes of an outgoing deputy administrative director today. Bun Serey, Phnom Penh’s ex-finance director, will officially replace Tev Kim Piseth as deputy director of administration, said Koeut ...

Chhay Channyda

SL Garment Protesters Gain Little From Talks at Labor Ministry

A two-day meeting between union leaders, senior government officials and representatives of the SL Gar­ment Factory failed Tuesday to reach a solution for factory workers, who have been on strike since early August and on Monday demonstrated in front of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Phnom ...

Ben Woods and Khy Sovuthy

Hopes high for maid program

In one corner of the cavernous training centre, a woman patiently strips the baby blue sheets off a queen-size bed, removing the flower-patterned pillowcases and folding them neatly to one side. Under the watchful eye of an instructor, she then remakes the bed, carefully fluffing the ...

Kevin Ponniah and Mom Kunthear

Activists Demand Interior Ministry Lead Wat Phnom Attack Probe

Dozens of anti-eviction activists on Monday held a rally in Phnom Penh and submitted a petition to the Ministry of Interior, demanding the arrests of Daun Penh district officials they claim conspired to viciously attack them during a peaceful protest at Wat Phnom last month. On ...

Khuon Narim

Sar Kheng Says ‘Change’ Needs to Go Beyond New Names

Officiating a ceremony on Friday to welcome the country’s new minister of post and telecommunications, Interior Minister Sar Kheng reminded the audience of government officials that the public expects change—as was demonstrated in their election support for the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). Mr. Kheng, who ...

Khy Sovuthy

Hun Sen urges new Finance Minister to eliminate money under the table

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday urged the Ministry of Economy and Finance to eliminate the practice of bribery or greasing the palm to facilitate development projects funded by the Ministry itself or the National Treasury. New Finance Minister, Oun Porn Monirath, successor of Keat Chhon, ...

Cambodia Herald News Staff

Civil servant wages under new ministry

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday outlined the role of the newly christened Ministry of Public Function, explaining that the body would oversee the reform of the Kingdom’s civil service, including the salaries of its employees – a major plank in the opposition’s campaign platform. As a ...

Chhay Channyda and Stuart White

Ministers Told to Prepare for Public Scrutiny

During an epic speech on Wednesday that lasted for more than six-and-a-half hours, Prime Minister Hun Sen told his newly approved Cabinet that they would be subject to increased public scrutiny as part of a series of reforms to be undertaken by the CPP over ...

Hul Reaksmey

Five More Years For Hun Sen; Some Ministers Reshuffled

A day after its opening session and still devoid of the 55 lawmakers-elect of the opposition CNRP, the country’s new, one-party National Assembly voted Prime Minister Hun Sen in for yet another five-year term Tuesday and approved an extensive re­shuffle of his Cabinet. In a ...

Hul Reaksmey and Zsombor Peter

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