Census to run until March 13

Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on Cambodians to take part in the national census by providing accurate information to officers in order to obtain correct national statistics for the Kingdom’s development. And as if to prove his point, the prime minister also gave an ...

Voun Dara

China donates hardware to support 2019 census

The Chinese government yesterday handed $2.5 million worth of cars, motorbikes and other equipment to the government to facilitate the 2019 census. Chinese Ambassador Xiong Bo presided over the handover at the Interior Ministry. ...

Khy Sovuthy

Survey to guide minimum wage talks

The Ministry of Labour has announced plans of a month-long research campaign into the living standards of garment and footwear factory workers prior to setting a minimum wage in 2018. ...

Sen David

Gov’t pushes census to 2019

The 2018 national population census will be pushed back a year in order to focus on the 2018 national elections, the government announced on Friday. According to article 6 of the Statistics Law, the census must be conducted at least once every 10 years, with the ...

Taing Vida

July set for minimum wage talks

A series of talks will be held next month to discuss the future of minimum wages in the footwear and garment industries, with their findings to be announced and enforced early next year, according to Ministry of Labor officials. ...

Mom Kunthear

Cambodia children facing violence: report

The Cambodian government on Wednesday released the findings of a survey [text] showing the magnitude of violence against children throughout the country. According to its findings, over half of Cambodian children have been victim to at least one form of violence before age 18 and ...

JURIST News Staff

Cambodia has 1.9 mln agricultural households: census

Cambodia has approximately 1.9 million agricultural households with about 8.5 million people, or 57 percent of the country’s 14.96 million people, according to the first-ever agriculture census report released on Wednesday. “The 1.9 million agricultural households were engaged in growing of crops that were undertaken in ...

ASEAN-China Center News Staff

Cambodia marks Children's Day, calling for end to violence against children

Cambodia celebrated the International Children’s Day on Sunday with calls for an end to violence against children. The celebration, themed “Together to eliminate violence against children”, brought together some 2,500 participants including officials, diplomats, development partners, teachers and students. Currently, the country has about 5.48 million ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

GMAC boycotts workshop on minimum wages

A would-be tripartite workshop intended to improve the garment sector’s minimum wage setting process closed Friday, with the industry’s most influential player, the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC), boycotting the talks at Phnom Penh Hotel. The two-day workshop would have been the first meeting between ...

Matt Blomberg

Food Vendors Feel the Bite of Soaring Inflation

Two months ago, Sok Sathya spent less than a dollar for a kilogram of oranges to sell from his sidewalk stall across from a row of garment factories in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district. Now the same oranges cost Mr. Sathya, 39, more than 6,000 riel, or ...

Hul Reaksmey and Colin Meyn

Inflation Rate at 4.2% to October

Cambodia’s inflation rate increased by 4.2 percent in the 12-month period to October, with food prices accounting for more than half of the rate, according to data released Monday by the National Institute of Statistics. The monthly inflation rate grew from 3.4 percent in August to ...

Hul Reaksmey

Report Says More Than 10 Percent of Children Are ‘Laborers’

More than 10 percent of children in the country aged between 5 and 17 work as laborers, with more than 5 percent engaged in “hazardous labor,” a situation that must be addressed by the government, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said in a report released ...

Colin Meyn

Cambodia's Population At 14.68 Million

Cambodia’s population has risen to 14.68 million, up nine percent over the last five years, according to the intercensal population survey. The survey conducted by the Planning Ministry’s National Institute of Statistics showed 7.12 million of the population are males and 7.56 million females, Xinhua news ...

Cambodia’s Beauty Industry Blossoming

The beauty business in the Kingdom is growing rapidly as incomes are rising and the middle-class is growing, industry insiders told the Post yesterday. In the first three months of this year, the Kingdom imported cosmetic products worth $9.9 million, an increase of 130 per cent ...

Small rise in Kingdom’s February inflation

Cambodia saw a 1.7 per cent rise in inflation in February compared with the same month the previous year. Prices of food and fuel rose, according to official data from the National Institute of Statistics (NIS). “The increase for all index group of a 1.7 per ...

Inflation rose by 1.8 per cent in January

Inflation in the Kingdom increased by 1.8 per cent in January compared with the same period the year before. Higher costs for food and fuel were the main drivers, official data from the National Institute of Statistics (NIS) show. Khin Song, deputy director general of the ...

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