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Payouts to mothers to ‘combat malnutrition’

In what may become yet another populist pledge, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said he is considering giving $50 to every woman who gives birth in Cambodia to decrease child mortality and tackle malnutrition of mothers. ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/payouts-mothers-combat-malnutrition

PM blames Cambodia’s logging problem on opposition

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday blamed Cambodia’s rampant deforestation on local villagers who he claimed had been “incited” by the opposition to clear the forestland, though conservationists were quick to point out that those behind illegal logging are actually often powerful tycoons connected to the ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-blames-cambodias-logging-problem-opposition

Draft of long-awaited access-to-information law unveiled

A proposed access-to-information law more than a decade in the making was unveiled to the public yesterday, with just one item left to finalise – punishments for officials who refuse to disclose public information. ...

Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/draft-long-awaited-access-information-law-unveiled

Abandoned documents at raided cockfighting ring suggest a network of local payoffs

A trove of documents left behind by law enforcement officials at a recently shuttered cockfighting ring allegedly owned by the nephew-in-law of Hun Sen appears to show organised payments to police and government officials across Kandal province. ...

Mech Dara and Daphne Chen
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-post-depth/abandoned-documents-raided-cockfighting-ring-allegedly-owned-hun-sens-law

NGOs point to mounting dropout problem

NGOs on Saturday aired their concerns about the possibility of a high school dropout rate, particularly in rural areas. The organizations said that government policies, lack of school facilities and unfavorable school environments are all factors leading young people to drop out. ...

Srey Kumneth and Pav Suy
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/18904/ngos-point-to-mounting-dropout-problem/

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