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China, Cambodia mark successful law enforcement cooperation

The Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh on Thursday lauded law enforcement cooperation efforts between the two countries that have seen around 1,000 Chinese nationals, accused of varying crimes, deported in the last 12 months. To mark the occasion, the Chinese Embassy posted on Facebook that at least 1,000 ...

Kann Vicheika
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/china-Cambodia-mark-successful-law-enforcement-cooperation/5128307.html

Cambodia launches campaign to end child labor in brick industry

Cambodia has launched a campaign to end child labor in the brick industry by 2020, a move industry observers cautiously welcome while expressing doubts the goal will be achieved, and calling for more structural changes. ...

Leonie Kijewski
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodia-launches-campaign-to-end-child-labor-in-brick-industry/5074617.html

Germany to provide Cambodia $66M in loans, grants for infrastructure, poverty reduction

The German government announced on Tuesday that following negotiations with Cambodian officials it has decided to approve a package of $34 million in loans and $32 million in grants to develop rural infrastructure and reduce poverty. A press release by the German Embassy urged Cambodia, ...

Kann Vicheika
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/germany-to-provide-cambodia-66m-in-loans-grants-for-infrastructure-poverty-reduction/4920662.html

Cambodia, Nepal Discuss Direct Flights, Opening Embassies

Cambodia and Nepal are discussing joint steps to promote direct flights between the countries and to open the embassies in their capitals in order to strengthen bilateral cooperation, a government spokesperson said. Nepal’s Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli is on an official three-day visit ...

Kann Vicheika
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodia-nepal-discuss-direct-flights-opening-embassies/4919009.html

Cambodian King Supports Belt and Road Initiative: Chinese Media

King Norodom Sihamoni told Chinese President Xi Jinping that Cambodia would further support his overseas investment strategy, which has been criticized by the U.S. King Norodom Sihamoni said during a visit to Beijing that Cambodia is prepared to further support China’s overseas investment strategy, known as ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodian-king-supports-belt-and-road-initiative-chinese-media/4918977.html

Facing no opposition, Cambodia’s ruling party expects easy local election wins

Cambodia’s ruling party is preparing for local elections to be held in May, but few Cambodians appear to be paying much attention to what has become largely a sideshow after the Cambodian People’s Party banned the main opposition two years ago and handed their jobs ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/facing-no-opposition-cambodia-ruling-party-expects-easy-local-elections-wins/4881573.html

Higher student dropout rates along Cambodia's border with Thailand

A Cambodian official reported last week that about 23 percent of children in three provinces along the border with Thailand have stopped attending school. Cambodian Education Minister Hangchuon Naron spoke at a conference about the student dropout rate. He said that the rate in Battambang, Banteay Meanchey ...

Jonathan Evans
https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/higher-student-dropout-rates-along-cambodia-s-border-with-thailand/4794430.html

Cambodia to host first ‘IT Camp’ in Kingdom

Cambodia’s first ever computing camp is due to be held in Siem Reap this month to promote literacy on cyber security, open-source software, social innovation and the benefits of open data, according to its organizers.The five-day ICT Camp 2018, organized by Open Development Cambodia (ODC), ...

Sok Sopheakpanha
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodia-to-host-first-it-camp-in-kingdom/4691502.html

Advocacy group raises questions about Cambodia's gold imports

Cambodia imported about $15 billion worth of gold during five years from Singapore, according to government statistics compiled by nongovernmental organization Mother Nature Cambodia — a figure so large, corruption monitor groups say it raises alarms about potential financial crimes, particularly smuggling. ...

David Boyle and Malis Tum
https://www.voanews.com/a/advocacy-group-raises-questions-about-cambodia-gold-imports/4599968.html

Cambodia accused Vietnam of systematic logging fraud

Cambodia has asked Interpol to investigate its allegations that Vietnam has repeatedly and knowingly accepted fraudulent permits for endangered luxury timber that is illegally logged across the border. ...

David Boyle
https://www.voanews.com/a/cambodia-logging-vietnam/4595854.html

ADB revises down Cambodia’s inflation forecast

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has updated its forecast for Cambodia, revising down its estimate of the country’s inflation rate to 2.6 percent from 3.2 percent. Economic growth is expected to remain steady at about 7 percent, according to the ADB. ...

Aun Chhengpor
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/adb-revises-down-cambodia-inflation-forecast/4591720.html

Laos dam impact assessment ‘plagiarized’

Parts of an environmental impact assessment for the controversial Pak Lay dam in Laos was copied word for word from an assessment of the equally contentious Pak Beng dam, an advocacy group has claimed. A statement from Save the Mekong, released last week during a meeting ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/laos-dam-impact-assessment-plagiarized/4588398.html

Friends with benefits

For a more than 25 years, the West has helped rebuild Cambodia as it recovered from the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime. The United States and Europe sent billions of dollars in aid to help transform Cambodia into a liberal democracy, an effort that has largely failed. ...

Neou Vannarin
https://projects.voanews.com/cambodia-election-2018/english/feature/chinese-influence.html

Chinese Ambassador: EU Should Not Mix Politics,Trade in Cambodia

China’s Ambassador in Phnom Penh says the European Union should not mix politics with trade as it mulls withdrawing Cambodia’s vital preferential single market access in response to the country’s autocratic backslide. ...

David Boyle
https://www.voanews.com/a/chinese-ambassador-eu-should-not-mix-politics-trade-in-cambodia/4489291.html

Hun Sen’s Biggest Regret: Land Disputes

“My regret is the lateness of land reform. And solving land disputes. [W]e should have given land titles to the people more speedily, but we delayed for 10 years giving land titles to the people,” he told Lieberman, who conducted the interview for a 2016 ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/hun-sen-biggest-regret-land-disputes/4488326.html

PM Praises China as Chinese Environment Minister Set to Visit Cambodia

​China’s environment deputy minister, Zhao Yingmin, is due to pay a visit to Cambodia to sign a number of agreements focusing on clean water production, according to the Ministry of Environment. ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/pm-hun-sen-praises-china-as-chinese-environment-minister-set-to-visit-cambodia/4467707.html

Top generals from Cambodia, Thailand meet to discuss border security

Enhancing cross-border security topped the agenda at a meeting between high ranking military officials from Cambodia and Thailand last week. Gen. Pol Saroeun, the Cambodian commander-in-chief, met with Gen. Thanchaiyan Srisuwan, head of the Thai military, on Friday at the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces headquarters in ...

Aun Chhengpor
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/top-generals-from-cambodia-thailand-meet-to-discuss-border-security/4453625.html

Laos announces another controversial dam on the Mekong

The Laos government has announced plans for a fourth major dam on the Mekong mainstream just months after the feasibility of another of its hydroelectric projects was thrown into question by a delayed power deal. ...

David Boyle
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/laos-announces-another-controversial-dam-on-the-mekong/4445034.html

ASEAN MPs say Cambodia election ‘not legitimate’

The MPs from the group Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said in a statement this week that the now-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party should be allowed to contest the vote and that all political prisoners in the country should be freed. ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/asean-mps-say-cambodia-election-not-legitimate/4435862.html

Gov’t mocks Human Rights Watch over appeal for journalists’ release

The rights group, HRW, had called for the release of Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin, two Radio Free Asia reporters who were jailed on treason charges for allegedly continuing to work for RFA after it had left the country under government pressure. ...

Hul Reaksmey
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/government-mocks-human-rights-watch-over-appeal-for-journalists-release/4396640.html

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