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Cambodia to curb recruitment fees in bid to protect migrants from slavery abroad

Cambodia is planning to cap hefty recruitment fees imposed by labour brokers on people seeking jobs abroad in a bid to curb illegal migration and protect workers from modern-day slavery. ...

Channel News Asia
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/cambodia-curb-recruitment-fees-migrants-protection-slavery-11920810

Ex-Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha to remain in jail before trial: Appeal Court

Former Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha is to remain in jail while awaiting his trial after the Appeal Court on Tuesday (Mar 27) upheld the decision of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court to extend his pre-trial detention by an additional six months. ...

Ouch Sony
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/ex-cambodian-opposition-leader-kem-sokha-to-remain-in-jail-10080296

Floating rice: The climate-resilient alternative for Cambodia’s food production

Grown in floods and thriving without pesticides, floating rice offers Cambodia a sustainable alternative for its eco-friendly food production amid threats from climate change. ...

Pichayada Promchertchoo
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/floating-rice-cambodia-food-production-alternative-9937896

Commentary: Cambodia can no longer depend on old drivers of growth

After it graduated from least developed country status in July 2016, Cambodia’s economy has remained healthy with a GDP growth rate of 6.9 per cent in 2017. This was driven by the recovering tourism sector, the ongoing construction boom and the gradual emergence of non-textile ...

Heng Pheakdey
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/commentary-cambodia-can-no-longer-depend-on-old-drivers-of-9918992

Cambodia lifts 6-year ban on maids working in Malaysia: Minister

Cambodia has lifted its six-year ban on citizens going to Malaysia to work as maids, said Malaysia’s Human Resources Minister Richard Riot on Thursday (May 25). Riot said the decision was reached ”on the spot” during his meeting with his Cambodian counterpart in Phnom Penh ...

Channel News Asia Staff
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodia-lifts-6-year-ban-on-maids-working-in-malaysia-minister-8882602

Cambodia's health care system struggles to cope with mentally ill patients

As soon as the clock struck seven in the morning, a commotion broke out in front of an old, yellow building inside the Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital. More than 40 people flocked to the main metal door separating them from the waiting area and consultation rooms. Some ...

Pichayada Promchertchoo
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodia-s-health-care/2811180.html

China's pact with Cambodia, Laos an interference in ASEAN's domestic affairs: Former Sec-Gen

The recent move by Cambodia and Laos to make a pact with China on how to settle the South China Sea dispute amounted to them interfering with the domestic affairs of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), said former ASEAN Secretary-General Ong Keng ...

Saifulbahri Ismail
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-s-pact-with/2729132.html

Cambodian PM vows dual nationality ban for politicians

Cambodia’s strongman premier Hun Sen vowed on Monday (Dec 28) to create a new law banning political party leaders from holding dual nationality, a move targeting his arch-rival who has fled overseas. ...

AFP News Staff
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodian-pm-vows-dual/2381762.html

Cambodia reaching 'dangerous tipping point': UN expert

Cambodia’s increasingly fractious political situation is pushing the country towards a “dangerous tipping point”, the UN rights envoy to the kingdom said on Tuesday (Nov 24).The country has been plunged into a bitter political crisis after an arrest warrant was issued for Sam Rainsy, Cambodia’s ...

AFP News Staff
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodia-reaching/2290622.html

Orphanages in Cambodia: The good, the bad and the exploitative

The children rehearse twice a day, for about two hours each time – once at 4am, and again at 7pm – so they can perform for tourists on board cruise ships that dock at Phnom Penh year-round.But these children are not professional buskers nor part ...

Mabel Chan
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/orphanages-in-cambodia/2250280.html

HLH Group to develop public housing projects in Cambodia

HLH Group has become the first Singaporean company to develop public housing projects in Cambodia, with the launch of a residential development in the port city of Sihanoukville. ...

Channel News Asia News Staff
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/singapore/hlh-group-to-develop/2156286.html

First Singapore patent recognised in Cambodia: IPOS

The first Singapore patent has been granted protection and recognised in Cambodia, less than two months after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and Cambodia’s Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts (MIH). ...

Channel News Asia News Staff
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/first-singapore-patent/1706144.html

Struggle, suffering mark lives of nearly 2 billion women: survey

Nearly 2 billion of the world’s women are struggling or suffering in their daily lives, while 620 million describe themselves as thriving, according to a Gallup poll released on Wednesday. Bulgaria and Afghanistan topped that list, followed by Armenia, Greece, Ukraine, Cambodia, Hungary, Turkey, Egypt ...

Channel News Asia News Staff
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/lifestyle/struggle-suffering-mark/1695360.html

Struggle, suffering mark lives of nearly 2 billion women: survey

Nearly 2 billion of the world’s women are struggling or suffering in their daily lives, while 620 million describe themselves as thriving, according to a Gallup poll released on Wednesday. Bulgaria and Afghanistan topped that list, followed by Armenia, Greece, Ukraine, Cambodia, Hungary, Turkey, Egypt ...

Channel News Asia News Staff
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/lifestyle/struggle-suffering-mark/1695360.html

ASEAN economic ministers expect stronger growth in 2015

The ministers expect ASEAN’s economy to improve in 2015 to 5.1% – above the 3.5% global growth projection – based on the stronger demand in advanced economies, energised by the robust US recovery and several policy stimulus measures in the Eurozone and Japan. ...

Channel News Asia News Staff
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/asean-economic-ministers/1687244.html

Monks, garment workers lead Cambodia rally on Human Rights Day

Thousands of Cambodians, including Buddhist monks and garment workers, on Wednesday (Dec 10) rallied across the capital calling for respect for human rights and the release of a group of jailed land activists. On Wednesday around 3,000 people massed outside the parliament building in Phnom ...

Channel News Asia News Staff
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/monks-garment-workers/1522600.html

Cambodian capital's only working elephant to retire in jungle

Phnom Penh’s only working elephant was blessed by a crowd of chanting Buddhist monks on Tuesday (Nov 25) as she prepared for a life of comfortable jungle retirement after three decades of giving rides to tourists. Sambo’s new home will be an ecotourism venture – ...

Channel News Asia Staff
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/lifestyle/cambodian-capital-s-only/1493254.html

Cambodian police in new protest crackdown

Cambodian police broke up a rally in the capital on Tuesday and briefly detained 11 activists who were calling for international assistance to secure the release of protesters arrested in a recent crackdown. The detentions came as the country’s main opposition party called off a planned ...

Channel News Asia News Staff
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodian-police-in-new/962534.html

Cambodia opposition leaders questioned in court

Cambodia’s opposition leaders were questioned in court Tuesday in connection with recent protests against strongman premier Hun Sen — a case they denounced as politically motivated. Prosecutors at Phnom Penh Municipal Court spent several hours grilling Sam Rainsy and his deputy Kem Sokha about unrest that ...

Channel News Asia Staff
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodia-opposition/954294.html

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