Social development

Social security and veterans

Over 50 homes ready for veterans in Pursat

The Pursat Provincial Administration said 58 of 164 houses for Cambodian veterans have been built on social land concessions in Prangil commune’s Say village in Phnom Kravanh district. The homes are ready for veterans and their families to move in. ...

Voun Dara

PM gives recommendations at Asean veterans assembly

Prime Minister Hun Sen left recommendations for the Veterans Confederation of Asean Countries (Veconac) to help it attain new achievements in the interest of the general welfare of veterans in each member-nation. The recommendations were made on Tuesday at the 19th General Assembly of the ...

Niem Chheng

NSSF provides benefits to more than 102,000 new mothers

According to a report by the National Social Security Fund obtained today, the Cambodian government has spent more than $10 million on female workers in both formal and informal sectors through the NSSF between January and June. ...

Mom Kunthear

Thousands of civil servants access free healthcare

Nearly 10,000 civil servants and those who had retired from service were treated in hospital in the first six months of the year after healthcare insurance for these groups came into effect. The National Social Security Fund said it was registering with more state clinics and ...

Sen David

Villagers’ illegal homes removed by authorities

Authorities and soldiers on Friday removed more than 80 houses and farm huts belonging to people that were living illegally on social land concessions of more than 2,000 hectares in Banteay Meanchey province’s Thma Puok, Svay Chek and Phnom Srok districts. However, some residents claimed that ...

Pech Sotheary

Decree reviewed for loopholes

The Interior Ministry yesterday created a working group to review possible loopholes in a royal decree establishing a social security healthcare fund for public officials, civil servants and veterans. ...

Khuon Narim

Pensions rise in the pipeline

Retired civil servants and military veterans are to get a pension rise next month, along with the same 50,000 riel Khmer New Year allowance as serving civil servants and armed forces members. ...

Pech Sotheary

Civil servant healthcare program created

Public officials, civil servants and veterans can breathe a bit easier now that King Norodom Sihamoni has officially signed a royal decree establishing a social security healthcare fund. ...

Mom Kunthear

Envoy's report shifts gaze back to Prey Speu

Nougy Mom bounces her 2-year-old son in her arms as she waits at the gates of Phnom Penh’s notorious centre for “undesirables”, Prey Speu. The 34-year-old mother was there to visit her husband, a rubbish collector like herself, who was rounded up by authorities as he ...

Erin Handley and Kong Meta

Preah Sihanouk province to recruit beach lifeguards

Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities plan to recruit about 30 lifeguards to help prevent drownings across the province’s seven beaches. The move comes in the wake of several tourist drownings; the latest casualties involved a South Korean 40-year-old father, Lee Minseock, and his 4-year-old son, Lee Seungjae, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Survivor: war ends but suffering remains

Forty-six-year-old Phon Chet, who lost his left leg to cluster bombs 14 years ago, sits with other impaired people at a rehabilitation center in Kampong Cham province during a media tour on Thursday. Due to unexploded ordnance left over from the civil war in the 1970s, ...

San Bunsim

Planned center for mentally ill faces low supply of experts

As the government plans to transfer roughly 60 percent of detainees at the notorious Prey Speu detention center to a “mental illness” center in Kandal province, mental health experts expressed doubts this week over the country’s capacity to provide proper care. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Janelle Retka

Premier calls for support for veterans

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced he would be personally helping the families of 100 dead veterans every year and called on others to offer financial help, according to reports. ...

Mom Kunthear

Officials keep Prey Speu open after PM’s rebuke

Two days after Prime Minister Hun Sen told Phnom Penh municipal authorities to either improve the city’s notorious Prey Speu detention center or shut it down, a spokesman said on Thursday that officials had concluded that the “indispensable” facility would remain open. ...

Kuch Naren

Fix Prey Speu or shut it down, Prime Minister tells officials

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday told Phnom Penh authorities and the Ministry of Social Affairs to either improve the city’s notorious Prey Speu detention center or shut it down in order to spare his government more embarrassment. ...

Kuch Naren

Rise in number of blazes in ’15

The number of fires in Cambodia increased by 14.7 per cent in 2015 compared to the previous year, killing 35 people and consuming almost 600 homes. ...

Phak Seangly

Government to hire 4,500 police officers for national security

In a sub-decree released Wednesday, the Cambodian government said they need an additional 4,500 police officers to assist the Interior Ministry with “public order and national security” throughout the Kingdom. ...

Ros Chanveasna

Drug center will not pursue 18 still free after mass escape

After more than 40 men broke out of a Phnom Penh drug rehabilitation cen­ter on Friday, officials said this week that they have called off efforts to arrest 18 es­capees who remain at large, in­stead asking for their families to re­turn them voluntarily.   ...

Ben Sokhean

Wing outlet held up at gunpoint

An armed robbery on Sunday evening at a Wing money transfer outlet in Prey Veng province’s Komchay Mear district left two people with head injuries after they were pistol-whipped by five perpetrators, police said yesterday. ...

Kim Sarom

Two security guards shot outside Phnom Penh nightclub

Two nightclub security guards have been hospitalized with bullet wounds after a drunken reveler shot them with an AR-15 rifle in front of the Manhattan Cafe club in central Phnom Penh in the early hours of on Monday morning, military police officials said. ...

Khy Sovuthy

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