Awards to show gratitude for media work

The Ministry of Information is sponsoring the first annual Gratitude Awards for reporters who have produced exemplary work that demonstrated courage, intellect and insight and advanced the profession of journalism starting in the 1970s. ...

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Sok An Wants Thai Waters Dispute Resolved

In his first public meeting in weeks, Deputy Prime Minister Sok An on Friday met with a delegation of Thai officials in Phnom Penh and pledged Cambodia’s commitment to resolve a decade-old maritime dispute over contested maritime space in the Gulf of Thailand. Speaking to reporters ...

Questions over Laos dam

A decision on whether to build the Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River in northern Laos is a life and death one that will affect Cambodians downstream, according to Foreign Minister Hor Namhong. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Namhong said the controversial 1,260-megawatt hydropower dam has ...

Mam Sonando Charged, Jailed Ahead of Trial

After two hours of questioning, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday sent independent radio station owner Mam Sonando to Prey Sar prison for pretrial detention, where he will await a hearing on allegations that he tried to foment a secessionist movement in Kratie province. As Mr. Sonando was being questioned, ...

NGOs feel ignored by ASEAN rights council

Despite renewed criticism from civil society and a call for its drafting to be postponed, finalisation of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) was well under way, officials said yesterday at the beginning of a week of ASEAN meetings. Speaking to reporters after a meeting between ...

US Official Meets Asean Leaders Over Corruption

U.S. Ambassador to Asean David Carden met with judges and Justice Ministry representatives from all 10 Asean countries in Phnom Penh yesterday to discuss the importance of fighting against corruption and upholding the rule of law for foreign investors. “Cambodia will prosper if outside investment comes ...

Officials to Grace NagaWorld’s Opening of First Vietnam Office

NagaWorld casino is set to inaugurate its first office in Vietnam on Saturday with high-ranking Cambodian officials set to attend. The casino’s owner, NagaCorp, has announced plans to draw more customers from Vietnam, though Hem Sopheak, a senior media executive for the casino, said all details ...

Reporters summonsed in closed Chut Wutty case

Two journalists who were present when environmental activist Chut Wutty and military police officer In Rattana were killed last month have reportedly been summonsed to Koh Kong provincial court. Neang Boratino, Koh Kong provincial co-ordinator for the rights group Adhoc, said court sources had told him ...

Cambodia expects 7 pct GDP growth in 2012: Finance Minister

Cambodia’s Finance Minister Keat Chhon said Monday that the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is expected at 7% this year. Cambodia’s forecast was based on the increases in garments exports, tourist arrivals, and agriculture as well as a gradually recovered real estate sector, the ...

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