Years-long mediation leaves Bunong farmers indebted to multinational rubber firm

More than a decade after subsidiaries of multinational rubber firm Socfin Group forcibly cleared and seized the farms, burial grounds and sacred forests of Bunong indigenous communities in Mondulkiri province, the company now seeks to collect tens of thousands of dollars from these farmers for ...

Jack Brook and Khuon Narim

Cambodian villagers accuse Chinese mining company of infringing on their land

About 200 families in central Cambodia say they are in danger of losing hundreds of hectares of farmland – with or without compensation – to a Chinese gold mining company expanding its excavation area. ...

RFA Khmer Staff

Wife of Environment Ministry Secretary of State denies knowledge of alleged online scam gang renting her building

The wife of an Environment Ministry secretary of state denied knowledge of an alleged online scam gang inside a Phnom Penh apartment complex owned by her company. ...

Khuon Narim

Ukrainian government asks Cambodia for demining support

The Ukrainian government has asked the Cambodian government to provide technical support and training personnel to conduct safe demining operations and to recover unexploded ordnance (UXO). ...

Hang Punreay

Ukraine interested in Cambodia’s experience in humanitarian demining

Ukraine expects to cooperate with the Kingdom of Cambodia in matters of humanitarian demining of Ukraine’s territory, as well as assistance in training specialists, searching for donors, interaction between relevant state institutions and the exchange of experience in this sector. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Sun Chanthol visits Sihanoukville Port Special Economic Zone

Sun Chanthol, Deputy Prime Minister and First Vice President of the Council for the Development of Cambodia, on Sep 11, visited Sihanoukville Port Special Economic Zone. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Officials dispute claims of Angkor ‘forced relocations’

Cambodian officials have rebuffed recent calls by Amnesty International for UNESCO to address allegations of “forced evictions” around the Angkor Archaeological Park, dismissing the claims as baseless. ...

Chea Sokny

Amnesty international calls on world heritage committee to address forced evictions at Angkor Wat

The human rights group Amnesty International has called on Unesco’s World Heritage Committee to address forced evictions at Angkor Wat as its 45th annual meeting begins Sunday in Saudi Arabia. ...

Khuon Narim and Seoung Nimol

SEZs drive $26B exports since 2011

Cambodia has 24 special economic zones (SEZ) operating from 2016 to the end of the first half of 2023, with capital investment of $8.1 billion, mainly in sectors such as garment, footwear and travel products, auto parts, electronics, car tyre manufacturing, automotive and bicycle assembly. ...

May Kunmakara

Tycoon’s company receives 1,247 Hectares along Kep coastal waters for satellite city development

A company linked to tycoon Khun Sear, TP Moral Group, received 1,247 hectares of coastal waters in Kep province to develop a new satellite city and “special tourism zone” according to a March 6 sub-decree signed by former Prime Minister Hun Sen and publicized in ...

Phon Sothyroth

CMAA, India ink demining MoU

The Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) and the Embassy of India in Cambodia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) yesterday on a demining project covering four districts in Koh Kong province. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Poipet officials take action to ensure roadside public safety

Following repeated non-compliance, officials in Banteay Meanchey province’s Poipet town have, to further ensure public safety, taken down stalls and billboards illegally constructed within five metres of main streets and National Road 5. ...

Kim Yutharo

PLA Army to participate in “Pure Homeland-2023” multinational joint demining operation in Cambodia

According to the consensus reached by the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus) Experts’ Working Group (EWG) on Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA), the Chinese PLA Army will send a task force to Cambodia for the multinational joint demining operation code-named “Pure Homeland-2023” from the end ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia to host international gathering on mines, ERWs

A representative of the Ottawa Convention expressed his organisation’s strong commitment and support for Cambodia’s vision and efforts in demining, starting with assisting the Kingdom’s hosting of an international mine victim conference for the first time. ...

Taing Rinith

Samal urges SR authorities to expedite land title issuance

Say Samal, Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, has urged provincial authorities to expedite the issuance of land titles to people who have volunteered to move out of Angkor Archaeological Park Area in Siem Reap province. ...

Torn Vibol

Land sales spur revenue increase for PPSP in Q2

Public-listed Royal Group Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSP) reported a significant growth in business performance in the second quarter of 2023 amid regional and global economic uncertainties.​ ...

May Kunmakara

Land sales spur revenue increase for PPSP in Q2

Public-listed Royal Group Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSP) reported a significant growth in business performance in the second quarter of 2023 amid regional and global economic uncertainties. ...

May Kunmakara

New concession in Botum Sakor National Park handed to Cambodia’s Royal Group

The Cambodian government has awarded another large swath of Botum Sakor National Park to local conglomerate Royal Group, carving out yet more land from this ostensibly protected area to hand over to private developers. ...

Gerald Flynn

Government gives 9,968 hectares in Botum Sakor National Park to Royal Group

Tycoon Kith Meng’s Royal Group company received 9,968 hectares inside Botum Sakor National park in Koh Kong province, according to a January 25 sub-decree signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen and published earlier this month. ...

Runn Sreydeth and Phon Sothyroth

Work plan aims to help Cambodia hit mine-free target by 2025

Despite demining operations exceeding targets, landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXOs) continue to plague Cambodia, injuring and killing people in the provinces and along the nation’s borders. ...

Yatt Malai

Kraol minority apologise for burning down office

The O’Krieng Senchey district administration in Kratie province have ordered the Sre Chis commune authorities to educate minority ethnic groups about the laws and legal instruments related to environmental protection. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

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