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Vehicle checks hit the road

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport has released a schedule for mobile vehicle checks in 14 provinces where there are no official inspection centres. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the ministry said such mobile inspection services will provide convenience for those living in ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vehicle-checks-hit-road

Grant to save S-21 victims’ clothes

US ambassador to Cambodia Patrick Murphy and Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona on Thursday signed an agreement granting $75,000 in funds to preserve textiles belonging to the victims who perished at S-21, the notorious genocide prison from the Khmer Rouge era. The ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-kr-tribunal/grant-save-s-21-victims-clothes

PM seeks Japan’s help in developing blockchain tech

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday met a Japanese delegation at the Peace Palace to discuss strengthening bilateral cooperation, especially in the development of blockchain technology. In the morning, Mr Hun Sen met with the delegation headed by Kozo Yamamoto, a member of the House of ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680516/pm-seeks-japans-help-in-developing-blockchain-tech

More than 400 endangered turtle eggs found in Kratie

Conservationists have found more than 400 eggs of the Asian Giant Softshell Turtle along the Mekong River in Kratie province since the beginning of November. A Wildlife Conservation Society statement yesterday said that the conservationists from Community Fisheries, Fisheries Administration and WCS found 13 nests ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680487/more-than-400-endangered-turtle-eggs-found-in-kratie

Ministry issues warning against those responsible for forest fires

With incidents of costly human-caused forest fires continuing to occur every year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has issued an instruction outlining that those responsible for such blazes face three to 10 years in prison. Signed by Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-issues-warning-against-those-responsible-forest-fires

Minister defends law changes

The Minister of Labour and Vocational Training on Thursday defended recently proposed amendments to the Labour Law despite criticism from union leaders, arguing that they will bring investment to the Kingdom and create jobs. The ministry intends to amend the Labour Law to reduce night ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-defends-law-changes

Cambodian court under fire from opposition, NGOs on second day of Kem Sokha trial

A court in Cambodia held the second day of hearings in the treason trial of opposition leader Kem Sokha on Thursday, as the defendant’s party decried what it called a “political show” orchestrated by the government and authorities came under fire for refusing observers access ...

Joshua Lipes
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/fire-01162020171920.html

Authorities dismantle stalls on Otres Beach

Some 62 Otres Beach stall owners plan to petition Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Ministry of Interior for a resolution after the Preah Sihanouk provincial authority dismantled their stalls on Wednesday, with some having been owned for more than 20 years. Preah Sihanouk Provincial ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/authorities-dismantle-stalls-otres-beach

Banteay Meanchey governor, five others sued for manslaughter, torture

Three of five land dispute victims, representing 150 families in Banteay Meanchey province’s Slakram commune, on Tuesday sued provincial governor Um Reatrey and five others for manslaughter, and the use of intentional violence against them while they were detained for protesting outside the provincial hall ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/banteay-meanchey-governor-five-others-sued-manslaughter-torture

LNG imported from China to Cambodia

Local business Cambodian Natural Gas Co Ltd and Chinese firm CNOOC Gas Power Group Co Ltd teamed up in importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) to distribute within Cambodia’s market. The company’s officers said the cooperation is to import the LNG to supply  demand in the ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680059/lng-imported-from-china-to-cambodia

Ministry drafting urban solid waste management policy

The financial policy committee of the Ministry of Economy and Finance is drafting the “Urban Solid Waste Management 2019-2028” policy to address waste management in Phnom Penh. Once approved, it will protect public health and the environment. Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth, who ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-drafting-urban-solid-waste-management-policy

Malaysia urged to invest in waste management

Minister of Environment Say Sam Al on Tuesday welcomed Malaysian Ambassador to Cambodia Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim and encouraged Malaysians to invest in the Kingdom’s waste management sector. The Ministry of Environment said in a Facebook post: “Say Sam Al encouraged and warmly welcomed cooperation ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/malaysia-urged-invest-waste-management

Sokha’s treason trial begins

The treason trial of Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha began at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday with the presentation of a two-minute video clip. The footage, which was the basis of the charge against him, was dismissed by ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/sokhas-treason-trial-begins

PM: Media is gov’t development partner

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday commended three ministers for being open to journalists. Addressing some 6,000 attendees during the 4th media correspondents’ gala at the capital’s Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre, he said Minister of National Defence Tea Banh, Minister of Interior Sar ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-media-govt-development-partner

Alternative education programme to expand to 15 provinces

The Basic Education Equivalency Programme has plans to expand centres to 15 provinces so online education can be provided to drop out students who want to finish Grade 9. According to a Unesco report, BEEP was initially launched in Phnom Penh in February last year. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680053/alternative-education-programme-to-expand-to-15-provinces

Police clash with villagers over land encroachment

Preah Sihanouk provincial officials yesterday clashed with a group of villagers armed with sticks and machetes as the officials were trying to dismantle illegally built homes in the Ream National Park. According to a provincial police report, the clash took place inside the protected area ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50680159/police-clash-with-villagers-over-land-encroachment

Create special secretariats for disaster management, says PM

Following the collapse of two buildings some seven months apart, Prime Minister Hun Sen has reminded all government institutions of their obligation to create special secretariats for disaster management. In a circular issued on Tuesday, the prime minister noted that only some government bodies had ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/create-special-secretariats-disaster-management-says-pm

Unsustainable sand mining is threatening lives along the Mekong River in Cambodia

Now new research, as part of a project led by University of Southampton, has shown sand mining is causing river beds to lower, leading to riverbank instability and increasing the likelihood of dangerous river bank collapse, damaging infrastructure and housing and putting lives at risk. The ...

University of Southampton
https://www.southampton.ac.uk/news/2020/01/mekong-river-sand.page

Embassy seeks further inroads into Thailand’s retail market

Cambodia is seeking to display more of its products in supermarkets across Thailand to reduce the trade deficit with its neighbour. Cambodian Ambassador to Thailand Ouk Sorphorn asked Thailand’s Siam Piwat Company Limited to distribute Cambodian goods in its Iconsiam and Siam Paragon retail outlets. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/embassy-seeks-further-inroads-thailands-retail-market

GMAC: Indian software to up GTF efficiency

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) announced it will introduce smart technology solutions to bolster efficiency in the textile industry as it works to embrace the forthcoming Fourth Industrial Revolution. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/gmac-indian-software-gtf-efficiency

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