The Cambodia Daily
Ministry will launch a new COVID rapid test kit for only $ 2 soon
The Minister of Post and Telecommunications Chea Vandeth said that the Ministry will launch a Rapid Test soon for only $ 2, which is easy to use and high quality. ...
Khmer Time Staff
Customs duty cuts set for Jan 1
The government has decided to slash customs tariff rates and special tariffs on some imported goods and raw materials in a bid to lift investor sentiment out of the Covid-19 doldrums. Prime Minister Hun Sen on December signed a sub-decree to this end, which will go ...
Sugar dispute resolution leaves some communities out
The Land Management Ministry on Wednesday announced a plan to resolve a yearslong land dispute between thousands of villagers and well-connected sugar barons by early next month, though not all affected communities were included. ...
Aun Pheap and Brendan O’Byrne
Hun Sen promises free hospital treatment, checkups for workers
In yet another potentially major new benefit to Cambodian workers ahead of next year’s national election, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday announced that employees in some of the country’s key industries would soon be able to receive free checkups and treatment at state hospitals. ...
Sesan Dam Holdout Families Petition Ministry for Intervention
Representatives of holdout families who are refusing to evacuate two Stung Treng province villages that will be flooded by the Lower Sesan II dam traveled to Phnom Penh to petition the Mines and Energy Ministry for help on Friday. ...
CNRP seminar blocked by Kompong Chhnang governor
The CNRP was forced to hold a downsized version of a seminar for incoming elected officials led by party president Kem Sokha at its headquarters in Kompong Chhnang province on Monday after provincial authorities refused to allow a larger gathering. ...
Overseas voting amendments sent to Assembly Committee
The National Assembly’s permanent committee on Monday approved further study of amendments to Cambodia’s election law that would allow more than 1 million migrant workers to vote from outside the country’s borders. ...
Exam reform subtracts poor from equation
The education minister’s message for students finishing high school has been heard loud and clear since the reform of the national completion exam four years ago: Merit will buy you a pass grade—not money. ...
Leng Len, Janelle Retka and Thim Rachna
UN: Cambodia ‘approaching a precipice’ amid threats, fear
The U.N.’s human rights envoy to Cambodia condemned the government’s recent violent rhetoric, court action against politicians and attacks against NGOs that have ramped up ahead of a key national election next year, arguing that the country appeared to be “approaching a precipice.” ...
US businesses give Cambodia mixed marks
U.S. companies doing business in Cambodia are optimistic about the country’s overall investment environment, but remain dissatisfied with the supply of cheap and skilled labor, corruption, tax structure, and attitudes toward the U.S., according to a new survey. ...
Party HQ searched amid terror allegations
The saga involving the arrest of a politically-irrelevant opposition party’s leader took another twist on Tuesday when the party’s Phnom Penh offices were searched by anti-terrorism police, with a party official claiming it was due to links with a government-branded terrorist. ...
Government rebuts political motive for tax investigations
An Economy and Finance Ministry spokesman denied any political motive for investigating NGOs and media outlets over tax payments on Tuesday, saying private enterprises were also under scrutiny. ...
Activists reject tv boss’s apology for rape remark
Activists rejected an apology on Monday from a prominent television news host for remarks he made that a rapist and murderer should have kept his victim alive to “keep her for using again,” saying he was not genuinely sorry. ...
Julia-grace Sanders and Ouch Sony
Japanese expert to study possible airport skytrain routes
Japanese officials will begin studying possible routes for a skytrain connecting Central Market to Phnom Penh International Airport, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Monday after securing a loan agreement with Japan last week. ...
Prime Minister gives Laos troops 6 days to leave border area
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday said troops from neighboring Laos that entered the country in April near a patch of border area must retreat by Wednesday. ...
Ministry vows to stop illegal Thai border crossings
Interior Minister Sar Kheng said on Wednesday that 100 to 200 Cambodians illegally cross the border with Thailand every day, well under an estimate from a U.N. agency that puts the figure at 3,000 to 4,000. ...
Cambodia urges patience in making Asean, N Korea statements
During Asean’s 50-year anniversary, the Cambodian government encouraged members of the regional bloc to exercise patience in drafting statements against North Korean missile use in order to minimize regional tensions, Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn said at a briefing following his return from Manila. ...
Chhorn Phearun and Janelle Retka
Kem Sokha tours country gathering post-election feedback
Taking stock of his party’s June commune elections losses, CNRP president Kem Sokha has embarked on a countrywide tour to gather feedback and intelligence the party can use to steer its national election campaign, party officials said on Tuesday. ...
Ben Paviour and Ben Sokhean
Sesan residents searched over fears of ‘Terrorism’
Villagers living near the Lower Sesan II dam in Stung Treng province are being stopped and searched at a road checkpoint by officials fearing possible “terrorism” attacks on the controversial dam. ...
Ministry says most NGOs ignore tax requirements
Only 200 of some 5,000 domestic NGOs have submitted required banking details to the Interior Ministry, its spokesman said on Monday, as the government steps up enforcement of tax requirements on organizations that may have racked up huge unpaid bills. ...
Hang Sokunthea and Ben Paviour