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Group aims to construct world’s longest wood boat

Cambodia is preparing to construct the longest wooden boat to break a world record currently held by China by making a boat about 85 metres long that can hold nearly 200 people. Sar Sokha, vice president of the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia, said ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50114121/group-aims-to-construct-worlds-longest-wood-boat/

Hun Many hailed on return with peace prize

A day after being awarded the fledgling Gusi Peace Prize in Manila, Prime Minister Hun Sen’s youngest son, Hun Many, returned home to a hero’s welcome on Thursday. ...

Ben Sokhean and Anthony Jensen
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-many-hailed-on-return-with-peace-prize-101363/

Hun Many’s youth group nominated for award

A youth group headed by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s youngest son has been chosen as the local winner of the Asean People’s Award, which will be given to one recipient from each Asean nation at the regional bloc’s annual summit in Kuala Lumpur later this ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-manys-youth-group-nominated-for-award-99101/

Move to end domestic violence

A coalition of government ministries, the United Nations and international non-governmental organizations launched a new campaign yesterday to combat violence against women.​ ...

Srey Kumneth and James Reddick
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/17151/move-to-end-domestic-violence/

Ministry defends pro-CPP speech at university

The Education Ministry on Monday defended a pro-CPP speech delivered to some 1,500 students at a university in Phnom Penh on Sunday, reasoning that the school did not breach the ministry’s new directive against political activity at academic institutions because classes had finished for the ...

Aun Chhengpor
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ministry-defends-pro-cpp-speech-at-university-93048/

New year holiday brought millions of dollars to Siem Reap, officials say

A three-day holiday in the tourist town of Siem Reap has garnered millions of dollars in economic value, officials said Tuesday. The Angkor Sankranta, held near the famed temples of Angkor Wat, celebrates the Khmer New Year, a lunar holiday that typically falls in April. It ...

Neou Vannarin
http://bit.ly/1JsdBoE

A million tourists gather for Angkor Sangkran

The number of tourists travelling during the three-day Khmer New Year festivities saw a dramatic increase this year, with the largest attraction – Angkor Sangkran in Siem Reap – hosting more than a million visitors last week. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/million-tourists-gather-angkor-sangkran

Eight charged, jailed over gateway arson

Eight men who were arrested last week for their alleged involvement in the arson of a decorative gateway built for the Angkor Sankranta New Year festival in Siem Reap City were charged Friday and sent to the provincial prison, officials said Sunday. ...

Ouch Sony
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/eight-men-charged-jailed-over-gateway-arson-in-siem-reap-81938/

Body in Ratanakkiri found to be that of local boy

The body of what villagers had suspected was a Montagnard asylum seeker, found partially buried in Ratanakkiri province’s O’Yadaw district earlier this week, was determined to be the remains of a local teenager who had drowned in a river, a villager said Thursday. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/group-contests-police-report-of-gateway-arrests-81784/

Sangkran set to break records in tourism and line-dancing

Preparations for this year’s Angkor Sangkran, Siem Reap’s largest cultural event, are almost complete, with half a million tourists expected to join in the celebration during Khmer New Year, according to provincial officials. Of the anticipated 500,000 visitors this year, the majority are expected to be ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sangkran-set-break-records-tourism-and-line-dancing

CPP youth group, road safety NGO launch helmet campaign

A CPP-aligned youth group and a regional road-safety NGO on Tuesday launched a $1.2 million, two-year pilot program to educate Cambodians about the importance of wearing helmets while driving or riding as passengers on motorbikes. ...

Khuon Narim and Max Weinstein
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cpp-youth-group-road-safety-ngo-launch-helmet-campaign-77747/

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