Social development

Candlelight Party congress issues official policy plans

The Candlelight Party has decided to adopt a seven-point policy plan in the run-up to the June 5 commune council elections. The decision came at the May 15 extraordinary congress of the party in Khmuonh commune’s Anlong Kgan village of the capital’s Sen Sok district. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/candlelight-party-congress-issues-official-policy-plans

Phenomenon of Cambodian women trafficked to China as brides

The number of women travelling from Cambodia to China for forced or arranged marriages has surged since 2016 and experienced a further spike since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501073873/phenomenon-of-cambodian-women-trafficked-to-china-as-brides/

UNFPA, Japan help build resilient health care system in Cambodia

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Japanese Government jointly launched here last weekend a new project to support the Royal Government of Cambodia in building resilient and responsive health care systems in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501072226/unfpa-japan-help-build-resilient-health-care-system-in-cambodia/

5% more women in commune polls

Hang Puthea, National Election Committee (NEC) spokesman, on Monday said that 17 political parties have fielded a total of 86,042 candidates, among them 27,813 are females, equivalent to about 32 percent. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501071987/5-more-women-in-commune-polls/

Tuol Kork residents receive free check-ups, treatments

The Ministry of Health – in collaboration with the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) – organised a one-day event on May 9 to provide free general health check-ups, examinations and treatment services to people living in the capital’s Tuol Kork district. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tuol-kork-residents-receive-free-check-ups-treatments

PM hails Covid fight after zero cases May 7 in 14-month first

Prime Minister Hun Sen lauded the Kingdom’s achievement in the fight against Covid-19, after the country recorded zero coronavirus cases on May 7, the first such instance since the community outbreak on February 20 last year.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-hails-covid-fight-after-zero-cases-may-7-14-month-first

UNFPA, Japanese government launch $1.17m project to support Cambodia health

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Japanese government yesterday jointly launched a project to support the Royal Government of Cambodia in building a resilient and responsive healthcare system during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic.​​ ...

So Cheata
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501071015/unfpa-japanese-government-launch-1-17m-project-to-support-cambodia-health/

93.58 percent of Cambodians vaccinated with first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Cambodia is close to reaching the 15 million people vaccinated mark, those with the first dose at least but is still struggling to reach that mark with slow take up of the vaccine by the unvaccinated. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501071088/93-58-percent-of-cambodians-vaccinated-with-first-dose-of-covid-19-vaccine/

Bun Rany, health minister laud efforts of midwives in Kingdom

Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng raised the shortage of skilled midwives in Cambodia, which currently has more than 6,000 midwives, and urged stakeholders to consider the development of human resources in this sector in response to population growth. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bun-rany-health-minister-laud-efforts-midwives-kingdom

Vandine: Covid vaccines ‘harmless’, protect health

A senior health ministry official reiterated that getting a combination of different Covid-19 vaccines approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for emergency use is harmless. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vandine-covid-vaccines-harmless-protect-health

Hun Manet says press freedom is alive and well in Cambodia

The likely prime ministerial successor Hun Manet has downplayed worsening restrictions on press freedoms, as civil society groups continue to warn of a deteriorating space for civil rights. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/hun-manet-says-press-freedom-is-alive-and-well-in-cambodia/

First Lady applauds midwives’ dedication

Bun Rany Hun Sen, President of the Cambodian Red Cross, has lauded midwives’ contribution to Cambodia’s mother and child health achievements. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501070399/first-lady-applauds-midwives-dedication/

Overarching problems hinder search for justice for abused women: BAKC

Despite the implementation of provisions to defend abused women and girls in 2021, the Bar Association of the Kingdom of Cambodia (BAKC) noted some challenges due to the lack of cooperation by relevant specialised state institutions. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/overarching-problems-hinder-search-justice-abused-women-bakc

WHO: Kingdom’s jab drive deserves study

World Health Organisation (WHO) representative to Cambodia Li Ailan said countries around the world should study how Cambodia overcame the challenges of Covid-19 and follow its success, particularly its overarching vaccination programme. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/who-kingdoms-jab-drive-deserves-study

Hun Manet says power has to be respected, not feared

News media is considered the “fourth power”, but this power has to be respected, not to be feared, in order to ensure its sustainability. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501068971/hun-manet-says-power-has-to-be-respected-not-feared/

PM Hun Sen acknowledged challenges of the media and encouraged them to keep up

Cambodia Prime Minister acknowledged challenges faced by journalists and media agencies, reaffirmed the government support for the sector, and urged continuous capacity building among them. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501068985/pm-hun-sen-acknowledged-challenges-of-the-media-and-encouraged-them-to-keep-up/

Government spends $653 million for Cash Transfer Program

The Royal Government of Cambodia has spent approximately 2,613 billion Riel or equaling to $653 million for its cash transfer program to support those hit hard by COVID-19 crisis, according to Social Protection in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501068056/government-spends-653-million-for-cash-transfer-program/

Boys more at risk of dropping out of school at secondary levels

Rochom Sokha, 19, decided to drop out of school last year when he was in grade eight. Now, he is farming with his family in his hometown to help support them, as his four younger siblings are still in school. ...

Ngay Nai
https://cambojanews.com/boys-more-at-risk-of-dropping-out-of-school-at-secondary-levels/

Appeal trial held for ‘Adhoc 5’ over bribery case

The Court of Appeal on Thursday heard the case of the “Adhoc 5”, five current and former staffers of the rights group who in September 2018 were found guilty of bribing a mistress of former opposition leader Kem Sokha.​ ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/appeal-trial-held-for-adhoc-5-over-bribery-case/

Minister calling on farmers to get back to fields after Covid

At a meeting with 1,400 people in attendance in Ro-ang commune of Kampong Cham province’s Kampong Siem district on April 30, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon advised them to work on recovering their family’s economic prospects by resuming all types of agriculture ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-calling-farmers-get-back-fields-after-covid

Contact us

Contact us

Do you have questions on the content published by Open Development Cambodia (ODC)? We will gladly help you.

Have you found a technical problem or issue on the Open Development Cambodia (ODC) website?

Tell us how we're doing.

Do you have resources that could help expand the Open Development Cambodia (ODC) website? We will review any map data, laws, articles, and documents that we do not yet have and see if we can implement them into our site. Please make sure the resources are in the public domain or fall under a Creative Commons license.

File was deleted
ERROR!

Disclaimer: Open Development Cambodia (ODC) will thoroughly review all submitted resources for integrity and relevancy before the resources are hosted. All hosted resources will be in the public domain, or licensed under Creative Commons. We thank you for your support.

6VAYS
* The idea box couldn't be blank! Something's gone wrong, Please Resubmit the form! Please add the code correctly​ first.

Thank you for taking the time to get in contact!