Health and economic concerns may hamper Pchum Ben celebrations

As Cambodia prepares to celebrate Pchum Ben, the festival of the dead, when food and other offerings are handed over at Buddhist temples, people have expressed mixed feelings, with health and economic concerns raised. ...

Seng Mengheng

Three days of Pchum Ben holiday nets more than 664,000 tourists

More than 664,000 tourists flocked to various tourism spots in the country during three days Pchum Ben holiday, which began on Tuesday, October 5 and ended yesterday, October 7. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ministry issues instructions for safe Pchum Ben, Kathen

The Ministry of Cults and Religions has issued instructions for the upcoming Pchum Ben and Kathen festivals that adhere to pandemic health measures in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. ...

Mom Kunthear

Fifteen traffic fatalities during Pchum Ben

Fifteen people died and 62 were injured during the three days of Pchum Ben festival in traffic-related accidents, according to a report released on Saturday. ...

Som Kanika

Pchum Ben provides boost in tourism across Kingdom

According to a Ministry of Tourism report released today, over 450,000 people were reported to have visited tourist destinations across Cambodia yesterday, in a massive boost for the Kingdom’s hard-hit sector. ...

Dina Huon

Free buses for Pchum Ben

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced that about 200 public buses will be provided for people to use for free during Pchum Ben in October. Mr Hun Sen made the announcement during a meeting with reps from trade unions and education associations, along with CPP ...

Mom Kunthear

Civil servants to get $12 for Pchum Ben

The government has issued a sub-decree that all civil servants will this year receive about $12 each for the upcoming Pchum Ben festival. ...

Pech Sotheary

Holiday accident toll falls

Almost 30 people were killed and nearly 140 injured in traffic accidents over the five-day Pchum Ben holiday weekend, showing a slight decrease compared with previous years. National deputy police chief Kirth Chantharith said yesterday there were 75 traffic accidents from Wednesday to Sunday which caused ...

Mom Kunthear

Pchum Ben not spared traffic deaths, injuries

Twenty-six people died and another 85 were seriously injured on roads in the final three days of Pchum Ben this year. The toll is only marginally fewer than last year, when 75 separate traffic accidents caused 98 people to be admitted to hospital with serious injuries ...

Student surveyors home for holidays

After months spent surveying land for an ambitious land-titling project, thousands of student volunteers have been granted a short reprieve to return home over the Pchum Ben holiday, the prime minister announced yesterday. At a graduation ceremony in the capital yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen said ...

Holiday blues hit factories

Tens of thousands of garment workers will enjoy an early start to the Pchum Ben holiday today as they trek back to their homeland. Their excitement, however, is not shared by their bosses, who will be left to rue a week-long halt in production. Enterprise and establishment ...

Strike takes Pchum Ben break

About 600 Tae Young factory workers are back on the job thanks to a court injunction – and the desire to pocket a little cash in time for Pchum Ben – but the return will only be temporary, workers said yesterday. The decision followed a Kandal ...

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