Cambodia’s rising elderly population needs more priority policies

An estimated 225 representatives from organizations representing more than 30,000 older people from 25 capital and provinces, participated in the third “National Older People Forum” themed “Older People and Supporting Policies”, in Battambang City Hall on Oct 27. ...

Yatt Malai

PM Calls for attention to demographic policy

Prime Minister Hun Manet has laid stress on the importance of demographic policy, underlining that Cambodia should not ignore the policy for 2050. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Life expectancy increases to 75 years

Life expectancy in Cambodia has increased to an estimated 75-years-old, according to the General Population Census of Cambodia 2019 issued on Tuesday. ...

Tith Kongnov

Cambodia to conduct population census in March

Cambodia is going to conduct a population census in March next year, Minister of Planning Chhay Than said here on Tuesday. “We plan to spend 8.5 million U.S. dollars for the one-week census, which will be commenced from March 3, 2019,” he told reporters after a ...


March inflation rate rises to 4.3 percent

Although growth in Cambodia’s consumer price index (CPI) went up by 4.3 percent year-on-year in March, according to latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics, an expert maintains that the increase in cost of living will have minimal effect on the lives of Cambodians. ...

May Kunmakara

Capital’s income levels set to soar

Phnom Penh’s median household income could swell to surpass the projected level of Bangkok within 15 years if the city’s rapid urbanisation is properly managed through effective policymaking and adequate city planning, according to a new study. ...

Matthieu de Gaudemar

Khmer Krom refused ID cards

Two ethnic minority rights groups have filed a letter to the Interior Ministry urging it to push commune and provincial officials to create identification cards for Khmer Krom citizens, many of whom have been denied the service. ...

May Titthara

Interior ministry pushes the adoption of electronic ID cards

The Interior Ministry has asked Cambodians to continue applying for new electronic identity cards that will be crucial to the upcoming commune and general elections after noticing that the number of people signing up for the cards has slumped. ...

Ros Chanveasna

Korean electronics giant sees growth in Cambodia

LG Electronics has identified Cambodia as the emerging market in ASEAN with the greatest potential for increasing sales and is expanding its business here, a senior executive of the South Korean company told Khmer Times last week at the LG InnoFest 2016 Asia in Seoul. ...

May Kunmakara

Professor studies impact of Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia

Patrick Heuveline sat among villagers in Cambodia, showing them photos of his daughter to establish common ground with a group of people whose culture he had yet to fully understand.Heuveline, a UCLA sociology professor since 2007, has now spent about 15 years studying the effects ...

Miriam Bribiesca

Cambodia’s young generations a demographic boon, for now

Economists say Cambodia is not facing the risk of an aging population, as is happening in richer countries around the region, but it must still plan for a future when its younger generations grow old. ...

Hul Reaksmey

Cambodia: a generation gap divides a struggling nation

Surveys are rare in Cambodia and opinion polls indicating which way the electorate intends to vote are even rarer. That partially explains why so many other commentators failed to predict the hefty swing against Prime Minister Hun Sen at the last national poll. ...

Luke Hunt

Cambodia and Laos: The challenge of altering attitudes towards startups

As countries that share a border (and the Mekong River), the Southeast Asian nations of Cambodia and Laos possess traits in common. Amongst them, relatively small populations that are predominantly young and Buddhist. ...

Colin Tung

Officials to meet about census findings

The Interior Ministry’s immigration department will on Wednesday report the findings of a nationwide census of foreigners that began in August, an immigration official said Monday. ...

Khy Sovuthy

More than 200 deported as census continues

The Ministry of Interior has deported more than 200 foreign nationals over the past two months as part of its ongoing nationwide census, according to Sok Phal, director of the ministry’s immigration department. The Interior Ministry’s census was launched last month, at the same time ...

Mech Dara and Khy Sovuthy

Cambodia census has ethnic Vietnamese community worried

The Cambodian Interior ministry is carrying out a census to identify how many foreigners – legal and illegal – are living in the country. ...

BBC News Staff

Two Vietnamese deported as census continues

Police in Ratanakkiri deported two more Vietnamese nationals living illegally in the northern province last week, bringing the number of expulsions to 14 as the Ministry of Interior’s census of foreigners continues, police said. This year’s census—which is now complete in Ratanakkiri, according to officials ...

Khy Sovuthy

Don’t judge census: Sar Kheng

A day after the first results of the countrywide census of foreigners were revealed, Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday called on politicians to reserve judgement. ...

Phak Seangly

Survey says: deported

The government’s countrywide census of foreigners resulted in the first deportations, as six undocumented Vietnamese workers were sent back across the border from Ratanakkiri province last week, officials said yesterday. The move prompted one provincial NGO worker to call for more deportations as part of a ...

Phak Seangly and Alice Cuddy

Countrywide census starts

Immigration officials from the Interior Ministry and Pursat province today are to begin a census of all foreigners living in the Kingdom, though it is expected to focus primarily on those of Vietnamese descent. Following a meeting in Pursat yesterday afternoon, Major General Khun Sambor, chief ...

Phak Seangly

Vietnamese wary of planned census

Sok Hieng* is concerned about a government census of foreigners that some observers believe will focus primarily on those of Vietnamese descent. “I am afraid that I will be forced to leave Cambodia because I do not have ID yet,” said Hieng, a 33-year-old construction worker ...

Sean Teehan and Phak Seangly

Foreigner census begins; official tours Vietnamese communities

The Interior Ministry’s general department of immigration began its “census” of ethnic Vietnamese people living in Cambodia on Sunday, with Sok Phal, the department chief, touring Pursat province villages along the Tonle Sap lake. Pursat provincial police chief Sarun Chanthy said that General Phal and a ...

Khy Sovuthy

Official pushes for an information access act

Many groups, including the ruling party, would benefit from a proposed access to information law – which would provide transparency when it comes to the government’s development plans and spending – a Council of Ministers official said yesterday. Tuot Lux, a legal expert who has been ...


National Census Identifies Half-Million Businesses

Cambodia has a total of 505,134 businesses supported by a workforce of 1,676,263, just 11.56 percent of the total population, according to a nationwide economic census released yesterday by the Ministry of Planning. Of the total number of people employed in the country, 1,026,084, or 61.2 ...

Hul Reaksmey and Philip Heijmans, P.1

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