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Psychological distress high among disabled

People with disabilities and their families in two Cambodian provinces – Kampong Cham and Tbong Khmum – experience significant psychological distress, endure discrimination and stigma and their rights “re-main largely unrecognised”, a new study has found. ...

Sen David and Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/psychological-distress-high-among-disabled

Traffic accidents are leading cause of death in Cambodia

Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death in Cambodia, destroying not only lives but national morale, dignity, property and development efforts, a road safety expert told the Hello VOA call-in program on Wednesday. ...

Khamboly Dy
http://www.voanews.com/content/traffic-accidents-are-leading-cause-of-death-in-cambodia/3403777.html

Traffic cops to keep 70% of fines

Traffic cops will personally pocket 70 per cent of the fines they give out from January 2016 onwards, when the country’s new traffic law is implemented and penalties will rise five-fold.The incentive was announced yesterday by the deputy director of the Interior Ministry’s Public Order ...

Charles Parkinson
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/traffic-cops-keep-70-fines

Hun Sen Says More Die on Roads Than in War

Road traffic accidents are killing more Cambodians per year than those who died annually as a result of war during their country’s more than two decades of armed conflict, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday. Speaking in Battambang province’s Bavel district at the inauguration of the ...

Khy Sovuthy and Simon Henderson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sen-says-more-die-on-roads-than-in-war-53853/

School resources for disabled scarce

Kimseang spent much of his childhood enduring harassment and verbal abuse, with teachers and other children dismissing him because of a visual and physical impairment. While the kingdom has seen overall access to education improve from a 69 per cent net enrollment rate in 1991 ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/school-resources-disabled-scarce

Avis pulling into town

International car rental operator Avis is bringing its brand to Cambodia and Laos, according to a statement released last week from local licensee RMA Group. If the deal is seen through, Avis would be the first global car rental company to compete in the Kingdom. The company ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/avis-pulling-town

A lesson in caution

After nearly 50 garment workers were killed last year while travelling to or from their respective factories, the Ministry of Labour has urged truck drivers who cram dozens into the back of vehicles each day to take more care on the roads. In an information session ...

Sen David
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lesson-caution

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