DPM: Cambodia, EU relationship remains the same

Cambodia has reiterated her endeavour to maintain good relationship with the European Union although the region has partially withdrawn part of tariff preference it had granted to the country. ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP

Minister pushes for more women in top civil positions

Interior Minister Sar Kheng has urged his subordinates to continue increasing gender equality and advancing women’s political participation. ...

Taing Vida

UN rep questions end to CNRP

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia yesterday asked the Interior Minister to justify the dissolution of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party. Rhona Smith is on a 10-day mission to the Kingdom and yesterday held a closed-door meeting with Interior Minister Sar ...

Khuon Narim

Government’s efforts to decentralise continue

In the past two decades, the government has transferred about $2 billion to lower level administrations in an effort to decentralize.The figure was revealed yesterday during the first day of a two-day conference on decentralization on Koh Pich. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Prison oversight lags: UN

Five years after first ratifying the UN Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT), Cambodia remains delinquent in honouring some of its commitments under the treaty, UN representatives said yesterday. Under the OPCAT, Cambodia was obliged to create an independent National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) to ...

Stuart White

Interior Minister Says Electronic ID Cards to Become Standard

Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Wednesday said that the government had begun formalizing the process for obtaining electronic national identity cards in a bid to reduce graft carried out by local authorities. Speaking on the sidelines of the 10th Government Discussion Forum on Electronic Identity at ...

Hul Reaksmey

New Report Reveals Distrust Between NGOs and Government

More than two months of research into relations between NGOs and the government was officially presented in Phnom Penh on Thursday, with an overriding message of distrust, and concerns that the proposed NGO Law will be repressive. Following the release on Wednesday of a summary of ...

Lauren Crothers

Passport Posts A Go

Cambodia is making plans to open passport offices along its border with Thailand in a bid to cut down on illegal migration, Interior Minister Sar Kheng announced yesterday. Speaking at the close of a migration workshop, Kheng said that officials are already preparing to open a ...

Council Of Ministers Backs Hun Sen’s Plan To Rebuild Homes

The Council of Ministers yesterday backed Prime Minister Hun Sen’s plan to rebuild the flattened homes of 49 families who were violently evicted earlier this month in Preah Sihanouk province’s Stung Hav district. In a statement on Sunday, Mr. Hun Sen dismissed the Council of Ministers’ ...

Union files assault court complaint

The Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers’ Democratic Union (C.CAWDU) filed legal complaints yesterday, following allegations on Wednesday that police had assaulted seven garment workers, including a pregnant woman. Sa’ang district police chief Chea Socheat yesterday again denied officers had been violent during a strike ...

Kompong Thom Prepares to Halt 100 Illegal Miners

Kompong Thom provincial officials will stop illegal gold mining in seven locations in Sandan district’s Meanrith commune come November, provincial and district officials said. About 100 residents of Meanrith have been illegally digging for gold in the district for several years, provincial deputy governor King Vimean ...

Kratie Village Sealed After Girl’s Killing

Kratie city – Soldiers and military police yesterday blocked all access to a village where a 14-year-old girl was shot dead by security forces on Wednesday while the authorities launched a massive operation to evict hundreds of families from the area under a cloak of ...

Internet Cafes, Phone Kiosks Told to Install Security Cameras

The government has instructed the owners of all venues providing Internet and telephone access to the public to install security cameras on their premises to record the identity of users in an effort to crack down on terrorism and cyber-crime, states a government directive obtained ...

More than 1,800 families seek help

About 60 people representing 1,850 families from seven villages in Battambang province’s Sampov Loun district yesterday petitioned Interior Minister Sar Kheng and Prime Minister Hun Sen for intervention in a land dispute.  Villagers claim that district authorities leased 4,095 hectares of their land in Chrey ...

B’bang Protesters Seek Help in Land Dispute

About 60 villagers from Battambang province’s Sampov Loun district gathered in Phnom Penh’s Wat Botum Park yesterday to prtotested against a 4,065-hectare land concession granted to a company for agriculture development. Korng Sokheng, a representative for 1,850 families, said villagers submitted a petition to Prime ...

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