Social development

Employers praise minimum wage negotiations, unions raise concerns

Following the labour ministry’s announcement of a 2024 minimum wage set at $204 per month, the employers’ association has voiced their support, while trade union representatives and civil society organisations (CSOs) expressed their disappointment. ...

Van Socheata

ADB signs $140m loan agreement to boost skills and public services

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed two loan agreements with the Ministry of Economy and Finance on Tuesday for a total of $140 million to boost the quality of Cambodia’s workforce through technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and improve public service delivery by ...

Thang Sinorn

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

Eight more schools to adopt NGS curriculum

A senior education official has announced plans to introduce the New Generation School (NGS) curriculum in eight additional public schools across Phnom Penh and various provinces thanks to a partnership with the East Asia Management University (EAMU). ...

Van Socheata

Rehabilitating drug users urged to strive for a new life

Chea Somethy, Minister of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation encouraged drug addicts to engage in sports and patiently create a new future while assuring them that society does not stigmatise victims or people who have a history of drug use. ...

Torn Vibol

Illegal logging claims in Preah Vihear sanctuary denied

Local authorities have refuted claims by a Kuy ethnic minority group in Preah Vihear province that forest crimes persisted in Preah Roka Wildlife Sanctuary. ...

Chea Sokny

RAC announce launch of modernised Khmer dictionary

The National Council for Khmer Language (NCKL) has announced the publication of an updated Khmer dictionary. Available in both book form and a digital format that can be used on mobile phones and computers, the compiling of the dictionary was completed last year. ...

Kim Yutharo

NSSF access jumps more than 80%

The number of people accessing healthcare services at local health facilities through the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) increased by more than 80 per cent in the first six months of 2023, if compared with the same period last year, officials said. ...

Long Kimmarita

Manet highlights importance of moral education from young age

The education system in Cambodia should not only provide knowledge but also impart virtues, morality and positive behaviour starting from kindergarten, said Prime Minister Hun Manet. ...

Kim Yutharo

Ministry intensifying efforts in fight against child labour

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training is intensifying its efforts to disseminate labour laws and legal documents related to child employment across Cambodia, with an emphasis on five provinces. ...

Chea Sokny

Report reveals 160,000 children sexually abused or exploited online

About 160,000 children aged 12 to 16 have been the victim of online sexual exploitation and abuse in the last year in Cambodia, a UNICEF report revealed on Wednesday. ...

Yatt Malai

Ministry of Social Affairs plans new policy for the disabled

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation will set out a new policy for the inclusive development of people with disabilities in the next five years. ...

Tith Kongnov

US reverses decision on suspension of $18mil aid money

The United States has reversed its decision to suspend $18 million in assistance to Cambodia through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) following this year’s National Election when Washington had considered the election unfair and lacked transparency. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Precautions taken after Zika reported in K Thom

Health authorities have taken precautionary measures after a seven-year-old girl was diagnosed with Zika in Popech village of Kampong Thom province. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Digital literacy programme underway

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and partner organisations launched a digital skill capacity building project in the education sector to provide a digital education which will contribute to the Kingdom’s human resource development. ...

Sok Raksa

Officials take a tour to study S Korean school meals programme

Cambodian Government officials, along with staff from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), are visiting South Korea on a study tour aiming at strengthening Cambodia’s school meals programme. ...

Torn Vibol

Indigenous people in a village in Ratanakiri province cut down trees at risk to pay off debts

Residents of a village in O’Yadao district, Ratanakiri province, due to debt, went to cut down trees in the community, transported them across the border and sold them to Vietnam in order to repay the bank, according to village and community authorities. ...

An Vichet

Cambodia prepares for the Global Conference on Assistance to Landmine Victims and Explosives and Disability Rights

Dr. Ly Thuch, Senior Minister and First Vice President of the Mine Authority, on September 21, at the Office of the Mine Authority, chaired an inter-ministerial meeting to prepare for the 3rd Global Conference on Assistance to Mine Victims, Anti-Personnel and Explosive Remnsnrs of War, ...

Khmer Times Staff

Voice of Democracy to resume broadcasting overseas, unaffiliated with CCIM

The government-shuttered media outlet Voice of Democracy (VOD) announced it will resume broadcasting from the United States beginning in October, according to a Tuesday press release posted on the VOD Khmer Facebook page. ...

Khuon Narim and Jack Brook

France to boost cooperation on further developing rural sector

France has promised to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Cambodia further in rural development, among other sectors, according to its chief envoy to Cambodia. ...

Taing Rinith

Drop in dropouts: Ministry’s efforts to increase enrollments paying off

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport’s efforts to reduce the school dropout rate is paying dividends with an increase in the number of students who will be sitting for the upcoming Junior High School examinations. ...

Torn Vibol

Government trained over 270,000 workers in past five years

The Royal Government of Cambodia has equipped over 270,000 workers with the necessary formal skills for the job market from 2018 to 2022. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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