Social development

Hun Sen proposes law to punish anyone denying Cambodia’s genocidal past

Senate President Hun Sen proposed drafting a law against people who claim that Cambodia did not experience a genocide and wanted to start a “color revolution”. A political analyst has said the law would further shrink citizens’ freedom of expression in relation to historical events. ...

Khuon Narim and Ly Rosslan
https://cambojanews.com/hun-sen-proposes-law-to-punish-anyone-denying-cambodias-genocidal-past/

PM unveils 12-year plan for universal health coverage

In a significant stride towards ensuring equitable healthcare access for all citizens, Prime Minister Hun Manet has officially launched the Roadmap for Universal Healthcare Coverage in Cambodia 2024-2035. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501493939/pm-unveils-12-year-plan-for-universal-health-coverage/

Kingdom, Korea ink 6 agreements

Prime Minister Hun Manet and Yoon Suk Yeol, President of the Republic of Korea yesterday witnessed the signing of four Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and two other agreements aimed at expanding multifaceted cooperation in financial development, investment flow, intellectual property, drug management, vocational training and ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501489818/kingdom-korea-ink-6-agreements/

Meet focuses on technology’s role in sustainable agriculture

The state-run Agriculture and Rural Development Bank (ARDB) is hosting the three-day 47th Association of Development Financing Institutions (DFIs) in Asia and the Pacific’s (ADFIAP) annual meetings that kicked off in Phnom Penh, yesterday, outlining the role of technology and innovation in enhancing agricultural productivity, ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501489148/meet-focuses-on-technologys-role-in-sustainable-agriculture/

Cambodia, Thailand bolster health and border relief cooperation

In a significant step towards enhancing regional healthcare infrastructure and border relief services, the Cambodian Ministry of Health and the Thai Ministry of Public Health have expanded their cooperation. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501489834/cambodia-thailand-bolster-health-and-border-relief-cooperation/

UNICEF praised over social services, child protection work

The Ministry of Interior appreciates the remarkable development progress of UNICEF’s contribution to improving the quality of social services and child protection. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501489166/unicef-praised-over-social-services-child-protection-work/

Social protection benefits all fragments of society

Authorities are calling on all people to register for the social protection system to enjoy the health benefits, among others, that they can enjoy. ...

Yatt Malai
https://kiripost.com/stories/social-protection-benefits-all-fragments-of-society

Ministry requests enhanced security to promote 24-hour health centre services

The Ministry of Health has requested provincial governors to appoint local authorities, including law enforcement, to ensure security and safety at all health posts and centres nationwide, as part of its effort to promote the provision of health services 24 hours a day, seven days ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501489185/ministry-requests-enhanced-security-to-promote-24-hour-health-centre-services/

Authorities Nab NPP President Sun Chanthy at Phnom Penh Airport upon his return from Japan

On Thursday morning, Phnom Penh authorities arrested Sun Chanthy, leader of the Nation Power Party (NPP), at the Phnom Penh International Airport just as he arrived from Japan. The arrest was witnessed by his party members. ...

Va Sopheanut
https://cambojanews.com/authorities-nab-npp-president-sun-chanthy-at-phnom-penh-airport-upon-his-return-from-japan/

Restore civic, political space and release Kem Sokha, UN member states urge Cambodia

Some United Nations member states called on the Cambodian government to restore civic and political space and the right to freedom of expression, with Cambodian officials responding that civilians are allowed to exercise their right to “public opinion with no limitations”. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/restore-civic-political-space-and-release-kem-sokha-un-member-states-urge-cambodia/

Calls for justice for jailed union leader

The Cambodian Labour Confederation is requesting that the Government and Supreme Council of the Magistracy to find justice for union leader, Mam Rithy, after he was arrested for making a comment on a video two years ago about the arrest of a female union leader. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/calls-for-justice-for-jailed-union-leader

US ambassador talks Cambodia's media landscape, hopes for improvement

In one of his final interviews before departing Cambodia, US Ambassador Patrick Murphy sat down with Kiripost’s Prak Chan Thul to reflect on his legacy and the bilateral relations with the Southeast Asian nation. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/us-ambassador-talks-cambodias-media-landscape-hopes-for-improvement

Cambodia, Thailand sign education cooperation

Cambodia and Thailand have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation to prepare technical education teaching and learning. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501486082/cambodia-thailand-sign-education-cooperation/

Kingdom narrows healthcare gap for mothers in last two decades

Cambodia has managed to provide quality maternal care for all women, rich and poor, in the last two decades, said a World Bank report. Data shows the gap in access to maternal health care between the richest and poorest has narrowed. ...

Rachel David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501483294/kingdom-narrows-healthcare-gap-for-mothers-in-last-two-decades/

Government announces end of COVID-19 relief fund

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans, and Youth Rehabilitation has announced that the cash support programme for poor and vulnerable families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will finish on April 24, 2024. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501479422/government-announces-end-of-covid-19-relief-fund/

Ending a scourge: PM pushes for final steps to eradicate malaria in Cambodia

Prime Minister Hun Manet urged stakeholders to promote social and gender equality in order to eradicate malaria by 2025, with a particular emphasis on providing nondiscriminatory diagnostic and treatment services for malaria patients in rural, hard-to-reach locations. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501477756/ending-a-scourge-pm-pushes-for-final-steps-to-eradicate-malaria-in-cambodia/

Govt criticises report by some UN experts on human rights in Cambodia

The Permanent Mission of Cambodia to the United Nations (UN) Office and other International Organisations in Geneva have criticised a joint news release by some UN experts, accusing Cambodia of harassment and persecution against human rights defenders. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501475852/govt-criticises-report-by-some-un-experts-on-human-rights-in-cambodia/

Govt to transform Run Ta Ek, Peak Sneng into model towns

Efforts to revitalise the towns of Run Ta Ek and Peak Sneng in Siem Reap province are underway as the government aims to transform them into model rural towns, bolstering infrastructure and improving living standards for the residents. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501475860/govt-to-transform-run-ta-ek-peak-sneng-into-model-towns/

Government to allocate over $170 million to develop health centres

The Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to allocate more than $170 million to strengthen the capacity of health centres across the country. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501475564/government-to-allocate-over-170-million-to-develop-health-centres/

MoEYS discusses ways to bolster youth skills at ECOSOC forum

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) on Tuesday led a high-level delegation to participate in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum 2024 held in New York city – aimed at strengthening the skills and capacity of Cambodian young people ...

Nhean Chamrong
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501474732/moeys-discusses-ways-to-bolster-youth-skills-at-ecosoc-forum/

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