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PM tells Royal Academy to up PhD standards

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday instructed the Royal Academy of Cambodia to carefully scrutinise post-graduate candidates as he said the number of Cambodian PhD students was “too high”, with the Kingdom recording one of the highest ratios of PhD holders in the world. Hun ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-tells-royal-academy-phd-standards

Rainsy vow to return on Nov 9 dismissed as ‘political warfare’

An announcement from the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) that its “acting president” Sam Rainsy would return to the Kingdom on November 9 was dismissed on Sunday as “political warfare”. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/rainsy-vow-return-nov-9-dismissed-political-warfare

Cambodia, Sri Lanka relations strengthened with Sirisena visit

At a bilateral meeting in Phnom Penh last week, Cambodia and Sri Lanka reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen bilateral relations and regional partnerships aimed at bringing peace and stability to the two nations and the world. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-sri-lanka-relations-strengthened-sirisena-visit

Interior Minister starts five-day visit to Turkey

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng embarked on a five-day official visit to Turkey on Sunday at the invitation of his counterpart there. During his visit, which ends on Thursday, Sar Kheng is due to meet Turkish Minister of Interior Suleyman Soylu, ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/interior-minister-starts-five-day-visit-turkey

Hun Sen seeks Chinese cooperation on human resource development

Prime Minister Hun Sen requested China’s cooperation on human resource development on Wednesday by collaborating with the Royal Academy of Cambodia and the ministries of Education, Youth and Sport and Labour and Vocational Training and boosting the sector. The request came during a meeting with ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-seeks-chinese-cooperation-human-resource-development

‘Digital government’ systems being gradually implemented

The Kingdom is steadily implementing “digital government” systems to manage society by using modern computer techniques that require more skilled human resources, Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said on Monday. Speaking during a visit to some 2,000 retired civil servants and military veterans in Battambang ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/digital-government-systems-being-gradually-implemented

Phay Siphan: Preah Sihanouk will become a second Singapore

Government spokesman Phay Siphan said on Monday that Preah Sihanouk province will become a second Singapore, as authorities were warned that its development, fuelled largely by Chinese investment, was coming at a cost to locals. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/phay-siphan-preah-sihanouk-will-become-second-singapore

Forces prevent Women’s Day march

Some 400 women from various associations, unions and civil society organisation were blocked by Phnom Penh municipal security forces from marching from the Olympic Stadium to the Council of Ministers to deliver a joint petition on International Women’s Day which fell on Friday. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forces-prevent-womens-day-march

Ministry to conduct CSO census

The Ministry of Interior and the Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC) are to conduct a census aimed at ascertaining the exact number of registered civil society organisations (CSOs) in the Kingdom, the ministry’s General Department of Administration director-general Prak Sam Oeun told The Post on ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-conduct-cso-census

Cambodia has no reason to host foreign military bases

There is no security need for Cambodia to have a foreign military base. Although sovereignty disputes and border tensions between Cambodia and its neighbors remain unresolved and sometimes violence occurs, Cambodia will never seek to use force or threaten to use force against its neighbours, ...

Chheang Vannarith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50552864/cambodia-has-no-reason-to-host-foreign-military-bases/

VN border ‘‘largely’ marked

Cambodia and Vietnam have largely completed border demarcation in Ratanakkiri and Mondulkiri provinces at locations agreed by the two parties. But disputed areas were left untouched pending France’s assistance, according to border committee officials. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/vn-border-largely-marked

Cambodia, China team up to boost local silk sector

With the aim of boosting the local sericulture sector, the Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) and the South China Agricultural University (SCAU) will soon begin a collaboration to conduct research in the industry and train farmers. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50520133/cambodia-china-team-up-to-boost-local-silk-sector/

Deal inked for safari park

Cambodia will embark on developing a billion-dollar eco-tourism park on a 114-hectare land in Preah Vihear. It will use Japanese technology. The Royal Academy Cambodia (RAC) inked a deal with Japanese company BM Nature Safari Co Ltd on Saturday to develop the RAC Techo Sen ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/deal-inked-safari-park

NEC: Nearly 600,000 invalid votes cast in polls

The National Election Committee (NEC) said on Monday that there were nearly 600,000 invalid ballots cast in Sunday’s national elections, adding that the issue was not unusual in a democracy. According to the preliminary results, voter turnout was 6,946,164, or 82.17 percent, of which 596,775 ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nec-nearly-600000-invalid-votes-cast-polls

Inflow of FDI up in first half

The inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Cambodia witnessed solid growth in the first half of this year due to strong funds flowing into the financial and real estate sectors, said a central bank report. It said this was despite the agriculture and garment ...

Hor Kimsay
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/inflow-fdi-first-half

New study reveals ancient site treasures

Experts have discovered more than 120 archaeological sites and three ancient locations in the Royal Academy of Cambodia Techo Sen Russey Trep Park in Preah Vihear province. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50507846/new-study-reveals-ancient-site-treasures/

Prime Minister to reveal new oil policy next week

With the price of oil in the international market on the rise, Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced he will unveil a new policy to deal with the impact of more expensive crude on the 28th of this month. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50502734/prime-minister-to-reveal-new-oil-policy-next-week/

US democracy ‘not a good fit for Cambodia’, says academic

Pro-government academic and head of Cambodia’s Royal Academy Sok Touch yesterday continued to voice support for the government’s recent actions against the opposition while dismissing US pressure for Cambodia to maintain democratic principles, claiming the “American democracy” model was not palatable to the “culture and ...

Niem Chheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/us-democracy-not-good-fit-cambodia-says-academic

Sok Touch spins ‘revolt’ theory

University researcher Sok Touch yesterday took the government’s oft-used “colour revolution” narrative one step further by characterising practically every major political development since the 2013 post-election protests as part of one concerted attempt to foment insurrection in the Kingdom. ...

Ananth Baliga and Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sok-touch-spins-revolt-theory

Map researcher threatened

A prominent researcher studying Cambodia’s border with Vietnam said yesterday that he had received numerous threats on Facebook amid the protracted and fiery debate surrounding the disputed frontier. ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/map-researcher-threatened

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