Stranded migrants on their way home

To get his teenage daughter and niece on a plane yesterday after 10 months of alleged abuse and forced marriages in China, Kim Vicheat* said he had to bury his family in debt because the Cambodian consulate refused to fund their repatriation. The two 19-year-olds told The ...

Laignee Barron and Sen David

‘Kidney ring’ generals back on job at hospital

The two top officials in what was first reported as a kidney-trafficking ring based out of a military hospital, then later dismissed as a “training program”, have returned to work, a doctor employed there said. Lieutenant General Ly Sovan, 54-year-old director of Preah Ket Mealea hospital, ...

Phak Seangly

Cambodia Urges China Visa Restrictions

Cambodia says it has asked China to restrict the number of visas it issues to single Cambodian women, to prevent the brokering of marriages to Chinese men. The appeal comes as an increasing number of Cambodian women are finding their way into Chinese marriages and becoming ...

Thida Win

87th anniversary of PLA marked in Cambodia

The 87th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) was celebrated on Friday with the participation of about 300 Chinese and military officers as well as foreign military attaches. The event, hosted by the Chinese Embassy in Cambodia, was presided over by ... News Staff

Anti-Vietnam protesters bring a petition to foreign embassies

As scheduled, Khmer  Krom citizens gathered Monday in front of French embassy in order to present their petition which asks the VN embassy’s spokesman to apologize for his comment over Khmer Kampuchea Krom territory. Some 500 students, monks, and citizens were led by leaders of Federation ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Life as a brokered wife

Barely able to make enough money to survive in her hometown, Sok Chenda* picked up her passport and a few belongings last year and headed to the provincial capital of Kampong Cham. It was a journey she would regret. The eldest daughter among five siblings, Chenda, 28, ...

May Titthara

In Remote Rovieng, a Much-Touted Steel Plant Has Not Been Built

Two years ago, a ceremony was held in Rovieng district, a remote area in the northern province of Banteay Meanchey, to herald the construction of a major steel plant here. The much-touted plant would make use of iron ore found here. It was to be a ...

Suy Heimkhemra

Cambodian Confucius Institute organizes Chinese proficiency contest for secondary students

The Confucius Institute of the Royal Academy of Cambodia on Wednesday hosted the 7th Chinese Bridge Chinese proficiency competition for Cambodian secondary students. Fourteen Cambodian candidates, who had been shortlisted from dozens of students, were contested in the final stage on Wednesday. Each contestant was given three ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

March for the Environment Halted by Police

Some 400 students, monks and activists were stopped from a peaceful march for Environmental Day on Thursday, as they sought to deliver petitions to the Ministry of Environment and other institutions calling for an end to deforestation. Cambodia’s forests provide many services to the rural poor, ...

Suy Heimkhemra

Villagers in limbo as dam starts

Construction at the controversial Lower Sesan II dam site in Stung Treng province has already begun, according to villagers, who will today petition several ministries, the Chinese embassy and the headquarters of the Royal Group to open negotiations with them. According to the villagers, who travelled ...

Phak Seangly and Daniel Pye

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