Social development

Hun Sen: CPP properly implements racial and religious harmony policy

Hun Sen, Prime Minister and President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), reaffirmed on Thursday that CPP has carried out well the policy of racial and religious harmony, which allows all religions to coexist. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501160016/hun-sen-cpp-properly-implements-racial-and-religious-harmony-policy/

PM: Religion plays key role in building mental peace and social security

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, said on Thursday that religion plays a key role in building mental peace, social security, and religious harmony in Cambodia and around the world. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501160023/pm-religion-plays-key-role-in-building-mental-peace-and-social-security/

Civil society groups call on government to add more inputs on access to information law to reduce corruption

Civil society organizations and indigenous peoples’ representatives call on the government to disclose information to the public and include additional elements in the “Right to Information Law” to reduce corruption while they still face some challenges in obtaining sensitive information from government. ...

Nat Sopheap
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/09/28/civil-society-to-add-elements-to-information-law-to-reduce-corruption/

Vietnam, Cambodia boost cooperation in culture, art

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Dao Cuong and  secretary of state and spokesman of Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts Long Ponnasirivath signed a cultural and artistic cooperation programme for the 2023 – 2027 period at a meeting in Ho ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501159301/vietnam-cambodia-boost-cooperation-in-culture-art/

Over 10 Phnom Penh condos, hotels raided over trafficking, online ‘services’

Hundreds of foreign nationals have been removed from Phnom Penh compounds as police acknowledged detention, torture, extortion and human trafficking in several arrests. ...

Mech Dara
https://vodenglish.news/over-10-phnom-penh-condos-hotels-raided-over-trafficking-online-services/

Phnom Penh declared mine-free within municipality

The threats posed by landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) are more complex than they might appear at first glance, as they leave people with crippling injuries, suffering, trauma and in mourning while also disrupting development of the land they infest, said a senior ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/phnom-penh-declared-mine-free-within-municipality

Teacher’s association seeks permission for march with petitions

The Cambodian Independent Teacher’s Association (CITA) plans to celebrate this year’s Teachers’ Day on October 5 with a public display, with Phnom Penh authorities saying that permission may be granted depending on the circumstances. ...

Eng Reachny
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/teachers-association-seeks-permission-march-petitions

Skills for future economy project to be okayed by 2023: ADB

ADB will support the Skills for Future Economy Sector Development Program in Cambodia, said a top official of the bank. The bank is the leading development partner in the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector. ...

Sok Sithika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501156974/skills-for-future-economy-project-to-be-okayed-by-2023-adb/

NCDM holds training seminar on IT tech in disaster management

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) and the World Food Programme (WFP) – in collaboration with the Department of Geography and Land Management at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) – launched a three-day basic training course on use of remote sensing (RS) ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ncdm-holds-training-seminar-it-tech-disaster-management

43% of children under 14 physically disciplined at home, study says

Nearly half of Cambodian children aged 1 to 14 years old are disciplined in their homes using physical violence, a new government study says, with social norms remaining a key factor in why adults hit their kids. ...

Ngay Nai
https://cambojanews.com/43-of-children-under-14-physically-disciplined-at-home-study-says/

Garment sector minimum wage to Rise to $200 a month in 2023

The minimum wage for workers in Cambodia’s billion-dollar garment sector will rise to $200 a month next year, a $6 raise that unions said was insufficient while employers raised concerns about profits and regional competitiveness. ...

Khuon Narim and Matt Surrusco
https://cambojanews.com/garment-sector-minimum-wage-to-rise-to-200-a-month-in-2023/

Press freedom groups, donors tout benefits of a national press council

Press freedom groups and foreign donors on Friday discussed the potential benefits and goals of establishing a national press council, including developing a standardized code of ethics for journalists nationwide and promoting public trust and self-regulation in the industry. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/press-freedom-groups-donors-tout-benefits-of-a-national-press-council/

Kbal Romeas Community requests authorities to provide 3,000 hectares of communal land

The Kbal Romeas community requests the authorities to help protect their forests from the Chinese company Sivgex and expedite the establishment of another 3,000 hectares of their communal land. ...

Meng Kroypunlok
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/09/19/kbal-romeas-community-requests-authorities-to-create-3000-hectares-of-collective-land/

MoU signed to push financial literacy

Associations of Banks and Microfinance Institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday with a FinTech federation to promote financial literacy and inclusion as part of a move towards greater digital adoption. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/mou-signed-to-push-financial-literacy

Accredited lab to boost food safety nationwide

The Laboratory of Environment and Food Safety (LEFS) at Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC), is now accredited for food microbiology testing, enabling it to further assist food processing businesses to identify potential food safety hazards and improve the safety and quality of food products. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/accredited-lab-to-boost-food-safety-nationwide

Mondulkiri officials probe Bunong logging allegations

Mondulkiri provincial environment officials are working to identify loggers who a Bunong indigenous community accused of clearing nearly 100ha of community forest in Koh Nhek district’s Rayum commune. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mondulkiri-officials-probe-bunong-logging-allegations

Health ministry signs cataract MoU with China’s GX Foundation

The Cambodian Ministry of Health and the GX Foundation of China signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on September 19 on a project to help eliminate cataract blindness in Cambodia by providing treatment to people in Prey Veng province. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/health-ministry-signs-cataract-mou-chinas-gx-foundation

Liger School students to launch Cambodian economy book

Students from Liger Leadership Academy are gearing up to launch a book on Cambodia’s economy after two years of research. ...

Bun Tharum
https://kiripost.com/stories/liger-school-students-to-launch-cambodian-economy-book-volume-2

Cambodia highly values CLMV Action Plan in 2023-2024

Cambodia, the ASEAN Chair in 2022, applauded important discussions related to economic cooperation and development orientations among CLMV countries at the 14th Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam Economic Ministers’ Meeting (CLMV-EMM 14) in Cambodia, including the approval of the CLMV Action Plan for the 2023-2024 ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501152800/cambodia-highly-values-clmv-action-plan-in-2023-2024/

Countries, including Cambodia, growing 70% of world’s food face ‘extreme’ heat risk by 2045

Blistering crop-withering temperatures that also risk the health of agricultural workers could threaten swathes of global food production by 2045 as the world warms, an industry analysis warned Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501152829/countries-including-cambodia-growing-70-of-worlds-food-face-extreme-heat-risk-by-2045/

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