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Educational reforms unveiled

Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron said reforms to the education curriculum is aimed at raising its standards and quality to compete with countries in the region that exhibited better academic performance. In a lecture to trainee teachers at the National Institute ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/educational-reforms-unveiled

Three universities agree to found new research centre

The Royal University of Phnom Penh, the Royal University of Fine Arts, and the National Institute of Education inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday, agreeing to establish a joint higher education social sciences and humanities research institute. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/three-universities-agree-found-new-research-centre

Hun Sen calls for urgent measure against judge releasing tycoon Thong Sarath’s parents

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday has proposed the Supreme Council of Magistracy to take urgent measure on a judge responsible for releasing parents of fugitive Thong Sarath on bail. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff
http://bit.ly/1L9D5Hh

Prime Minister says test scores warning to students

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday said the pass rate of 25 percent in last month’s grade 12 national exam served as a warning that students could no longer pay their way through school and urged students who failed the exam to embrace their second ...

Khy Sovuthy
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/prime-minister-says-test-scores-warning-to-students-67414/

ACU chief applauds teachers, threatens jail time at 2nd exam

Anti-corruption czar Om Yentieng on Wednesday applauded high school teachers for overseeing the nation’s cleanest-ever national exam earlier this month, but warned that jail time awaited anyone who is found to be corrupt at the second round of exams in October. ...

Phann Ana
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/acu-chief-applauds-teachers-threatens-jail-time-at-2nd-exam-67248/

NGOs say input and transparency are key

In the wake of a speech by Prime Minister Hun Sen denouncing civil society’s criticism of the way that three judiciary laws sailed through the Council of Ministers without outside input or transparency, NGOs released an open letter yesterday calling for the Kingdom’s renewed commitment ...

Amelia Woodside
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ngos-say-input-and-transparency-are-key

‘Only paying lip service’

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday accused the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party of hypocrisy, claiming that although the CNRP has pushed garment workers to strike for no less than a $160 minimum wage, party leaders pay their own bodyguards, drivers and cooks half that. Opposition leader ...

May Titthara and Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/%E2%80%98only-paying-lip-service%E2%80%99

Cambodia To Become Lower-Middle-Income Nation By End of 2013: PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday that the country would move from the status of a low-income to a lower-middle-income nation by the end of this year. “We acknowledge that we are in the status of a low-income country with GDP per capita of less ...

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/765648.shtml

Corruption? Not on foreign projects: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen lashed out at unnamed critics yesterday, saying there was no corruption in large-scale development projects backed by foreign aid. “[For example] as for the Neak Leung bridge or Kizuna bridge Japan runs its bids in Tokyo. Therefore, only Japanese companies have the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013011560783/National/corruption-not-on-foreign-projects-pm.html

Businesses Told to Close for 8 Days for King Father's Funeral

Business owners in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district yesterday said they will not follow a government directive to close their businesses for eight days in observance of the second mourning period for the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk. The order, which was distributed on Sunday to ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.org

Hun Sen to Hold Bilateral Talks With Obama During Summit

Prime Minister Hun Sen will hold bilateral talks with U.S. President Barack Obama when the newly re-elected American leader visits Phnom Penh during this month’s East Asia and Asean Summits. Mr. Hun Sen announced the bilateral meeting in a letter to Mr. Obama on Wednesday congratulating ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

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