Social development

NagaWorld union leader Chhim Sithar sentenced to two years in prison

Phnom Penh municipal court sentenced NagaWorld union president Chhim Sithar to two years in prison after convicting her of incitement and social unrest on Thursday for leading a strike which has been ongoing since December 18, 2021. ...

Sovann Sreypich and Jack Brook

Over 2,000 Cambodians receive free medical examination in the capital and Siem Reap

More than 830 wounded and sick soldiers, policy beneficiary families and people in Bakong district, Siem Reap province and about 1,200 people in Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh capital of Cambodia, have been examined, given free gifts and medicines by a delegation of Can Tho ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ministry urges stakeholders to heed the work of local village health support groups

Ministry of Health urged all relevant departments and institutions to pay attention to the work of local village health support groups, who improve village health and treat people with quality and efficiency. ...

Hang Punreay

COVID-19 still a threat, says WHO

Despite downgrading the threat level of COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that Cambodians must remain vigilant and keep abreast of booster updates. ...

Tith Kongnov

Government remains committed to protecting press freedom

Prime Minister Hun Sen has reaffirmed the Royal Government’s continued commitment to protecting the freedom of expression, freedom of the press in accordance with the country’s Constitution and Press Law. ...

Khmer Times Staff

FM to NGOs: Submit financials

Foreign minister Prak Sokhonn urged international NGOs to respect Cambodia’s Law on Accounting and Auditing, noting that less than 50 per cent of them have submitted their required annual financial reports. While presiding over the opening of the third round of consultative meetings with foreign NGOs ...

Sok Raksa

Fantastic plastic: NGO’s inaugural recycling competition held in Kandal

The Wonders of the Mekong project, an NGO working to ensure a healthy Mekong River, on May 4 organised their first “Plastic Recycling Competition 2023” competition to celebrate Earth Day this year. Groups of high school students from Kandal province took part as contestants in the ...

Sok Raksa

In closing arguments, prosecution frames NagaWorld gatherings as incitement, union leaders claim lawful strike

NagaWorld union leader Chhim Sithar and eight union co-defendants requested acquittal for their lawful strike during Wednesday closing statements, while prosecutors compiled a collage of evidence to portray the labor struggle as an act of incitement. ...

Khuon Narim

Government urged to promote freedom of the press

Cambodia marked the 30th Press Freedom Day with the participation of civil society organizations, diplomats, journalists and Ministry of Information representatives. ...

Yatt Malai and Sim Chansamnang

Lao delegation on Kingdom visit to discuss mine action

A delegation from Laos visited Cambodia and exchanged experiences on mine action and relevant work experiences on management, information gathering, planning and prioritising mine action in the Kingdom. ...

Post Staff

Kantha Bopha treats over 70,000 kids in Apr

Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals provided examination, treatment and operations to more than 70,000 sick children during the month of April, according to its latest report. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn

Bun Rany calls for further investment in midwifery

President of the Cambodian Red Cross Bun Rany released a statement ahead of International Day of the Midwife on May 5, calling for continued investment in midwifery, to ensure the present and future health of the Cambodian people. ...

Post Staff

Cambodia has 1.3 million migrant workers abroad, while domestic employment rate is over 99 percent

Prime Minister Hun Sen confirmed in a message on the occasion of the 137th anniversary of International Labor Day on May 1, that currently there are about 1.3 million Cambodian workers abroad, while the employment rate in the country remained at 99.3 percent. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Nearly 1K tuk-tuk drivers register for NSSF pilot

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has received nearly 1,000 registrations from self-employed tuk-tuk drivers under a pilot project. Officials have called on more drivers to come forward and register. ...

Post Staff

Cash payment to poor programme extended

The Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation has begun its 13th round of cash assistance payments to more than 700,000 impoverished households. ...

Post Staff

PM awards tax reliefs for all educational establishments

In a significant move to boost the education sector in the country, the Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to extend the tax reliefs enjoyed by higher educational institutions till now to all educational establishments from January 2024 for five years until the end of ...

Manoj Mathew

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