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Water levels rising in two provinces

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology yesterday announced that the provinces of Battambang and Ratanakkiri are facing floods following a rise of water levels in the Sesan river. Nhem Samoeun, Ratanakkiri provincial spokesman, said that the floods have affected Veun Sai, Andoung Meas and ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50523120/water-levels-rising-in-two-provinces/

Dam easing dooms homes

It was late at night when a torrent of water burst through the Kamping Pouy reservoir on October 8 and surged into more than 50 houses effectively sacrificed to stop a potentially catastrophic breach in the dam in Battambang province. With cracks appearing in a dam ...

Amelia Woodside and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/dam-easing-dooms-homes

Fertilizer Scam Referred to Anti-Corruption Unit

The case of a Battambang provincial government official ac­cused of embezzling some $200,000 in state funds has been referred to the Anti-Corruption Unit in Phnom Penh, provincial officials said Thursday. Battambang Provincial Court deputy prosecutor Long Hokmeng said a two-week investigation into the case brought against ...

Eang Mengleng and Matt Blomberg
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/fertilizer-scam-referred-to-anti-corruption-unit-42818/

Blood Stocks Drop to Critically Low Level

Stocks at the National Blood Transfusion Center (NBTC) are critically low and hundreds of units short of meeting demand, leading management at the center to publicly appeal for people to come forward and help restore the depleted reserves. Dr. Hok Kim Cheng, the NBTC’s director, said ...

Phorn Bopha
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/blood-stocks-drop-to-critically-low-level-41240/

Cambodia reports 17th human case of bird flu this year

A six-year-old boy from Cambodia’s southern Kandal Province has been confirmed for the H5N1 virus, bringing the number of the cases to 17 so far this year, a joint statement by the World Health Organization and Cambodian Health Ministry said Wednesday. “The boy has now ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2013-08/21/c_132651265.htm

Cambodian Sommeliers Head to Singapore for Regional Contest

Beer, whisky and strong, home-brewed moonshine have long been Cambodians’ favorite tipples, but with an ever-growing middle class, tastes are changing and if you’re part of the new elite, it is increasingly important to know your Pinot Gris from your Pinot Noir. To help enhance one’s ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodian-sommeliers-head-to-singapore-for-regional-contest-40504/

Teen loses both legs in Pailin blast

A landmine blast tore both legs from a 19-year-old man as he searched a wooded area in Pailin province’s Sala Krao district for bamboo shoots. Despite losing his legs, Thean Chin survived the explosion, and is receiving treatment at the Battambang Provincial Hospital, Sala Krao Deputy ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/teen-loses-both-legs-pailin-blast

Cambodian Boy Becomes The 10th H5N1 Bird Flu Death Of The Year

A 9-year-old boy has become the 10th person this year to die of bird flu in Cambodia, the World Health Organization announced Monday. The U.N. agency said the boy from a village in northeastern Battambang province came down with fever and vomiting on July 26 and ...

http://globalnews.ca/news/788332/bird-flu-kills-9-year-old-boy-in-cambodia-countrys-10th-fatal-victim-this-year/

Two Cambodian children hospitalized with H5N1

Cambodia’s health ministry today announced two more H5N1 avian flu cases, both in children, the hardest-hit group in that country so far. The patients are a 9-year-old boy from Battambang province and a 5-year-old girl from Kandal province, according to a joint statement today from Cambodia’s ...

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2013/08/two-cambodian-children-hospitalized-h5n1

Worker applications eased

Candidates for a government program that sends Cambodians to work in South Korea can file paperwork closer to home this year, as applications will now be distributed in 13 provinces. Applications will be available until Friday in provincial labour offices in Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/worker-applications-eased

Three brokers arrested for human smuggling

Three brokers were arrested last Friday after allegedly attempting to illegally smuggle nine Cambodians, including an infant, across the Thai border. Lured with promises of employment in Thailand, the group was attempting to illegally cross the border on motos when they were stopped by police ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-brokers-arrested-human-smuggling

ADB to loan $55 million to Cambodia's rice sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $55 million to help transform the rice sector of Cambodia into a viable commercial industry as well as taking care of the land and water resources. ADB’s Climate-Resilient Rice Commercialization Sector Development Program―which will run ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=ZjI4NDZjMzFlMmE

K-pop a boon for cosmetics shops

Kim Hyun-joong is looking at you. From a poster outside of a hair salon, from a shop window, in a TV commercial or on local social media sites, the South Korean singer and actor decorates various advertisements in Phnom Penh. But it isn’t just about his ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062766507/Business/k-pop-a-boon-for-cosmetics-shops.html

Fraud Case Highlights Bribery Around Requests for Citizenship

The Court of Appeal on Monday acquitted a South Korean businessman who allegedly stole $50,000 that was supposed to be used to acquire Cambodian citizenship for his boss in 2007. Koo Bonkwang, the former president of Commerce Central Finance, a microlender, said he paid the money ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/fraud-case-highlights-bribery-around-requests-for-citizenship-31785/

Thai and Cambodian trade fair on the road

In a joint effort to promote trade ties, government officials in Cambodia and Thailand have organised the first “Caravan Fair” in which producers within the neighbouring countries will showcase their products to one another. The Cambodia-Thailand Caravan Fair 2013, a travelling event starting on June 25 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061966350/Business/thai-and-cambodian-trade-fair-on-the-road.html

Hundreds Protest Over Forest Land Seizures

More than 700 villagers from five provinces yesterday protested in front of the provincial government headquarters in Kompong Chhnang after losing their community forests to large agro-industry firms. Organized by the Cambodian Grassroots People’s Assembly- a network of communities that includes forestry and land activists as ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hundreds-protest-over-forest-land-seizures-30971/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hundreds-protest-over-forest-land-seizures

Thailand, Cambodia Recommit to Border Growth

The foreign ministers of Thailand and Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding in Phnom Penh yesterday reconfirming their commitment to developing their joint border with new economic zones, checkpoints and a 1,800-MW power plant. “We have agreed to create four international checkpoints to improve trade ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

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