Australian organic enterprise to offer Cambodian farmers overseas training experience

An Australian organic farming firm is offering jobs to Cambodians. The news came out at a meeting between Lexmin Pty Cambodia CEO Robert K Chelliah and Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon yesterday. ...

Michael Firn

CNRP officials imprisoned on insurrection charges

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Wednesday charged at least seven opposition CNRP lawmakers-elect and a party activist with insurrection and incitement over a protest that turned violent on Tuesday, sending six of the group to Prey Sar prison. Meng Sopheary, a lawyer on the defense ...

Kuch Naren

Toll Royal Railways Yet to Spend Pledged Funds

Toll Royal Railways, the company holding the 30-year concession to operate Cambodia’s rail network, has so far only spent a tiny fraction of the millions of dollars of investment it promised upon winning the deal, documents of the firm’s expenditure show. The operation of the railways ...

‘Guards are more than farmers in uniform’

Located in a humble, barrack-like building with small offices that are still under construction, Global Security Solutions enjoys the proximity to its biggest customer: Toll Royal Railways. The company not only provides security for embassies, but for petrochemical companies, hotels and airlines as well. Since the ...

Railway Evictees Tussle With High Debt Levels

Adding to a growing body of research into the flaws of Cambodia’s $142 million railway rehabilitation project, a report published yesterday said soaring debt levels are crippling families forcibly relocated by the project. In the report by land rights organization Sahmakum Teang Tnaut (STT), researchers tracked ...

Mobile dating finds Cambodia

A new mobile dating and networking service called Chibi, designed to be used by even rural Cambodians, has made an agreement with Smart Mobile to enable anyone with a mobile phone to inexpensively meet and send messages to potential love interests. Australian David Wilkie and his ...

Mu Sochua calls out Aussie mining firms

Opposition parliamentarian Mu Sochua has taken aim at Australian mining companies eyeing the Kingdom’s resources, travelling to their home soil to lobby the halls of power. Mu Sochua cited fears that Australian companies awarded exploration concessions in Ratanakkiri and Mondulkiri provinces will treat ethnic minorities there ...

Cambodia urges Australian to strengthen economic ties

Foreign Minister Hor Namhong told his Australian counterpart Bob Carr Monday that the two countries should strengthen their economic and business ties.

”Political and diplomatic relations between the two countries are good but economic and business relations should be equally good,” he said after the meeting. ...

OZ Minerals Future in Cambodia Still Unclear

OZ Minerals, the Australian mining company is reviewing its assets in Cambodia and is so far not planning any further work in the country. Their assessment of gold reserves in the country will be updated by the end of the year at which time the ...

Bank Says No Railway Evictee To Be Left Behind

The Asian Development Bank announced yesterday that the organizations behind the rehabilitation of Cambodia’s railways, including the government and the Australian development agency, have jointly pledged to address the complaints of people facing eviction from dwellings across the rail lines. The Australian government provided ...

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