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China’s president Xi arrives bearing gifts

Chinese President Xi Jinping is not one to arrive without a gift. On his first visit to Cambodia as head of state on Thursday, he pledged some $237 million in aid, erased almost $90 million in state debt, offered nearly $15 million in military support and ...

Khy Sovuthy, Ben Paviour and Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/chinas-president-xi-arrives-bearing-gifts-119274/

New film on the garbage dump kids

To mark 20 years of the work of NGO Pour un Sourie d’Enfant (PSE), a new film about the founders was premiered at the Chaktomouk Hall on Phnom Penh’s riverside on Friday evening when Queen Mother Norodom Monineath was the guest of honor. ...

Tin Sokhavuth
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29610/new-film-on--the-garbage--dump-kids/

Fund Set Up to Raise Money For Victim of Police Shooting

An expatriate living in Phnom Penh has set up a fund to raise $3,000 over the next month to help pay the medical expenses of a student shot in the spine by a police officer at the SL Garment Factory workers’ protest last month. Hoeurn Chann, ...

Mech Dara and Alex Willemyns
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/fund-set-up-to-raise-money-for-victim-of-police-shooting-48841/

Police Detain Protesting NagaWorld Staff

Nineteen NagaWorld casino employees were detained Tuesday afternoon as police attempted to break up a protest of more than 500 workers who had picketed in front of the casino for the past six days, demanding the company increase their salaries.  The workers had been striking non-violently ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/police-detain-protesting-nagaworld-staff-31336/

Cambodia to issue new 100,000-riel banknote featuring royal family pictures

Cambodia will launch a new 100,000-riel banknote (in equivalent to 25 U.S. dollars) in order to celebrate the sixtieth birthday of King Norodom Sihamoni on May 14, a central bank official said Wednesday. A sub-decree on the issuance of the new 100,000-riel banknote was signed ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-05/08/c_132368449.htm

Government's New Jet Takes To the Skies

The government’s brand-new Airbus A320 jet took off on official state business for the first time yesterday, when it departed from Phnom Penh International Airport en route to Beijing with King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath. “It is the government’s plane and is for ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

King Father Mementos a Big Business for City's Vendors

Portraits of the late King Father Norodm Sihanouk covered the floor and dozens of coin-sized badges emblazoned with his image were scattered on the sidewalk in front of the Singha Mean printing house yesterday. Kuo Ransiky, the 41-year-old owner of the printshop on Phnom Penh’s street ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

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